Friday, October 12, 2012
The Results Are In
I received a call from Princess Margaret Hospital a short while ago. The remainder of my genetic testing is in. In July I was tested for the BRCA2 gene, which runs rampant through Dad's side of the family. My dad was a carrier .... some of the women in the family have had their breasts removed as a result of this horrible disease! Thankfully I tested negative for the BRCA2 gene!! Praise God!!!
While I was at the hospital, with my own personal cancer history with DFSP and Colon Cancer, they decided to do a second genetic test for the P53 Mutation. This test takes three months to come back.
Today is the day!!
My heart stopped as I received the call. The woman on the phone began to sound like a peanuts cartoon ... her voice became completely garbled to me. All I heard was "It's Princess Margaret - Familial Oncology..." and my heart just stopped!!
This is going to be a very, VERY difficult week as I do not get the results until 12:30pm next Friday!!
O-M-G !!! SERIOUSLY???????????????
I hate waiting for results! In 2009, the year of biopsies, I did the calculations and with 2 weeks per biopsy waiting for pathology - I spent a total 5 1/2 months JUST WAITING for results!!!
So ...... please PRAY!!
I will post the results once I receive them.
Did I mention; PLEASE PRAY!!??!!
[.....Inhale, Exhale, Inhale, Exhale.....]
I remember when I got the BRCA2 results, I was on the phone with dad giving him the good news. He was so happy! I told him that the other ones would not be in until mid October ... I told him that I would let him know as soon as they were in. I guess the irony is that he knows these results before I will.
How I wish I could call him now....