Fuelling energy towards "doing something about it" instead of the feeling of "waiting for something to happen" is a way to manage your mental health. Continue reading
Wouldn't it be nice to have a way to detect diseases before they mutate? I have 3 tips for recognizing the signs of Gardner Syndrome. Continue reading
It's June. I am officially 21 days from a surgery that is going to change my life. And by that I mean, a surgery that is going to save my life – I mean who wants to risk living on borrowed time? Proactive measures are a must, and here I go. I have just received … Continue reading I Am Ready
The results of my genetics test have been revealed: DNA Finding: APC, EXON08, c.847C>T, p.Arg283X, Heterozygous, Pathogenic Official Diagnosis: Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Apparently, the “T” in the c.847C>T should be a C. Who knew the alphabet could cause such troubles. Of course, this is me being a bit jaded. It was not unexpected, … Continue reading Result: Positive.
It’s funny how time is flying: Monday comes, then suddenly I wake up and it’s Friday. Yet, while this is happening the months seem to be moving unbearably slow. I know it has been a while since I have written, but sometimes one just needs a break. Not to say I have had much of … Continue reading The Date
Picture this: Windy, stormy, rainy day, but you have this deep motivated and enthusiastic feeling because you are at a point you’re turning your life around. And then a “No Caller ID” vibrates in your pocket. I knew it was the doctor, and was tempted to ignore it. I swallow hard, and answer, knowing they … Continue reading When It Rains, It Pours
Live gives us a deck of cards. Despite all the difficult cards we are slapped with in the face, we must hold on and hope for those Aces. I still have 4 in my deck.
The strange combination of words couldn't more suitably capture the essence and purpose of the session. The Genetics Counselling discussed everything about FAP and how my life will be in the future. There are 3 aspects of genetics counselling worth knowing.
Gardner Syndrome is known in my family, but there is much more to learn about it. Searching Gardner Syndrome can be very overwhelming, especially if it is you, like me, who is facing the disease.
It is 5:23 on a mid-November Saturday morning in 2016, and I find myself wondering the unanswerable inquiry: “what is the purpose of life?” Yes, I am only 25. What could possibly have me tossing and turning all night searching for this answer like it is hidden somewhere under the sheets? Health. It is something we … Continue reading Don’t Take Health For Granted