Result: Positive.

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.


3 Facts of Gardner Syndrome

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.

The Waiting Game

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


Don’t Take Health For Granted

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



"Polyposis Coli," he repeated again with patience, but I was still not understanding him. We went back and forth like this a good three or more times. I wanted to be sure I would remember what he was saying in my fuzzy state, knowing I would not see a report. Continue reading