so they might as well find out what the truth is.
Since I am already prone to depression, I could easily see myself becoming more depressed and perhaps speed the onset of the disease,
if I tested positive.
That it could make things a little easier down the road,
If I’ve had time to process and prepare.
Each person needs to determine their own needs, abilities, options, etc.
No one can, or should, decide this for you.
and it was not pleasant.
no matter what my diagnosis is. I’ll just have more information.
And I’ll continue to walk through this life and deal with challenges as they come . . . and there are many for us all, are there not?
I saw a quote, “This isn’t your father’s HD”
Then I’ll give up some blood so they can find out what’s happening
on my 4th chromosome.
Why should I be a lucky one, when at least one sibling has it?
It could be helpful to share this walk with another sibling
(not that he wishes this upon me).
(Although, now I’m reading that there’s a grey area,
where you might have it or not. Ugh.)
The first does some good explaining, but gets the name of the gene wrong.
It is the Huntingtin gene (which everyone has, by the way)