Pretty Blah as Anniversaries Go

I started chemo a year ago today.

So, you know, there's that.


Hot in Them Jeans Genes

I recently found out that my mom's cousin (aka my mom's mom's sister's daughter--clear as mud, no?) was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer (colon, to be specific).

At 57 she wasn't quite as young as me at diagnosis, but it's one more family member than the previous zero family members I'd had with colon cancer, so I am going to go ahead with genetic counseling.

My understanding is that there are laws in place to protect Vi from discrimination by insurance companies in the future, so that's a good thing. I guess the question is, what does it mean if they do find a genetic link? Then what?

I guess that's what the whole counseling part of genetic counseling is for...