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Re: Very down--sorry not around so much gardenergirl

Posted by JenStar on October 5, 2005, at 18:55:14

In reply to Very down--sorry not around so much, posted by gardenergirl on October 5, 2005, at 15:52:05

hi gg,
I'm sorry you're struggling with all of this! I understand how awful facing aging, death and sickness can be, especially when it's a close family member.

About genetic counseling -- if it's a really devastating and rare disease, but commonly inherited, maybe genetic testing would be wise. Otherwise I think it would be scary and almost self-limiting to do genetic testing. I think we all know how to "live healthy" whether we do or not. I'm not sure that getting a generic marker would MAKE someone change their lifestyle. But that's me and my ideas! Maybe you would feel better knowing what's out there. For some reason, I think I'd feel better NOT knowing. Hmmmm...

I don't think hurrying to have a baby just to be a grandbaby is a good idea, because then you're not considering the other (more important) things like: Are YOU ready for this? Your hubby? Of course, if you want a child anyway, maybe hurrying IS right. And there is adoption if you decide not to conceive naturally due to genetic concerns. I'm sure you'd make a great mom. :)

It's a lot to worry about, and I'm sorry. Please post when you can. I hope you're doing ok!

take care!
JenStar


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