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I got my blood test results back on tuesday. It’s very interesting how they tell you. The genetic councilor said “it’s not the results we were hoping for”, which of course, makes you say it. you actually have to voice the words “so I have the gene”.

like somehow saying myself makes it more real.

HNPCC gene mutation is an altered repair gene. a faulty bit of DNA that just doesn’t do its job which results in an increased risk of cancer. It’s hereditary; i got my dad’s faulty gene in the egg/sperm/conception game.

My brother Matt has it too. no big surprise, what with him already having had cancer before being diagnosed with the altered gene.

So. It’s confirmed. I am genetic mutant.

Just dealing with what that means.


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