those of you who have read my blog for a long time know that i have a genetic disease called charcot-marie-tooth syndrome.
it's an annoying kind of a thing to have and while i love life as it is (and as i am) i didnt relish the idea of passing it on.
the kids are no longer tiny at 11, 13 and almost 15 and i have avoided the issue for long enough. today was the day to face this thing, to face a possible issue for my childrens' futures.
the professor asked who i was concerned about and i pinpointed the most likely candidate. initial tests were good, further tests were good and my boy was declared healthy, final tests confirmed the tentative diagnosis.
in my mind the other three were there as a formality. no sufferer of CMT could be an athlete as they are.
the doc tested one: clear.
the second: normal.
at the last he realised he had a set of twins in his office and his researcher's interest was further aroused, he took a photo and went on with his standard procedures.....
he shook his and declared us the luckiest family he had ever seen.
blessed, i say.
each of my children carry a 50/50 chance of inheriting my disability.
not one of them did.
we got the one in a 1/16 bet.
praise God from whom all blessings flow !
ps. i should say there are DNA tests in the pipeline as a final check but the doc is totally confident