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Posted Sep 10 2005 12:00am 1 Comment
Every time the phone rang today I was filled with dread. I knew that the odds of the call being from the endo's office were close to zero, and yet still I am dreading that call.

Today's calls ran the usual gamut of no-ones and solicitations, but I also got a few calls from folks just checking in on me -- do I have any more news? how am I doing? do I need any help with anything?

Such calls are nearly overwhelming in their kindness. I feel guilty because I cannot give any more information than "I should know more on Monday, hopefully," and "I'll let you know as soon as I know more about what's going on."

The proper term is supportive. I really do feel as if some of the weight of the uncertainty is lessened by sharing it.

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Here is some additional information about the "genetics" of this condition that was written by our Genetic Counselor and other genetic professionals: http://www.accessdna.com/condition/Chromosome_Abnormalities_Rings_and_Markers/239. I hope it helps. Thanks, AccessDNA
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