I’ve been talking to a lot of people I’ve met through the BRCA online communities and through my surgeon’s office. I’ve had phone calls, emails, and chats with brave women who have undergone preventative mastectomies. They have been so nice in sharing their time with me, some spending over an hour with me on the phone answering my questions. As important as evidence based research is, nothing beats talking to someone who has gone through what you are about to. Thanks to the Funk Buddies program, the Pink Pal program, BRCA Umbrella, FORCE, and BRCA Sisterhood.