Saturday, December 19, 2009

I'm not a mutant!

Well, at least some of my cells aren't!

I received the best early Christmas present this week. 

I don't have the BRCA1 cell mutation that causes hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.  (click here to read the original post)

I wasn't supposed to find out the results of the test I had done earlier this month until January, but the test came back quicker than expected and they had a cancellation so DH & I were able to meet with the genetic team Thursday afternoon.  We went prepared for the worst, but were given good news instead.  We were very suprised.  My family history is loaded so we fully expected that I carried this gene.

They did however, recommend I have one more test done which detects something called Lynch syndrome, the hereditary colon and uterine cancer gene.  My Mother died from colon and uterine cancer in 1983.    

For right now, though, I'm focusing on the good report at hand.

Can you say Merry Christmas to me?!? 


  1. Oh Lori I'm so thrilled. :) What a Christmas blessing that report was! blessings, marlene

  2. That's wonderful news...Merry Christmas!

  3. Such WONDERFUL news! Merry Christmas to you.

    The Blue Ridge Gal

  4. Fantastic!! What joy!!

    Merry Christmas!! :)

  5. Awesome news!!! Peace of mind is a great gift!

  6. You certainly may, and may I second the gesture! Praise God for good news!

  7. What wonderful news! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  8. Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise Him, all creatures here below, Praise Him above, ye Heavenly host, Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!

    Oh, Lori, what WONDERFUL news, and I know your next test will come back clean as well. What a load that must have been lifted from your shoulders.

    Merry CHRISTmas!!!!

  9. That IS good news, indeed! I'm thanking the Lord with you.
    Blessed Christmas!

  10. Lori...I am so very happy for you. Talk about a Merry Christmas present, huh?!

  11. Fantastic new! Prayers answered! Merry Christmas!!!