Would u want 2 know ?

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Registered: 01-05-2008
Would u want 2 know ?
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Tue, 03-17-2009 - 12:02pm

Just wondering - if you could know what your "weaknesses" genetically were and what you'll probably end up dying from, would you want to know?


Right now, there is a test that can be purchased on line and sent in with a saliva sample.

 

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Registered: 05-31-2004
Thu, 03-19-2009 - 4:19pm
I don't know. I think it really depends on your personality and how you would handle such information. You are right, we could certainly make better choices that could either avoid it or at least delay it, but there is also the other side of the coin. If you would tend to focus on it and obsess with it, it could ruin your life even if you never get the disease! There there is the possibility of bringing it on even sooner just by focusing on it so much. I don't know that I could handle the negative side of the test, but would love to know the positive side! Wonder if they would ever do that!!!

Michelle


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Registered: 01-05-2008
Thu, 03-19-2009 - 5:28pm

Actually, that test DOES tell you the positive side.

 

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Registered: 05-31-2004
Thu, 03-19-2009 - 6:12pm
That is what I meant, it would be nice to get the positive side WITHOUT getting the negative side! Oh well, I don't think I will ever do it anyway, so it is a moot point!

Michelle


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Registered: 03-05-2008
Sat, 03-21-2009 - 9:24pm

Hmmm.....

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Registered: 01-05-2008
Mon, 03-23-2009 - 10:41am

I think I am going to take the test.

 

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Registered: 03-05-2008
Mon, 03-23-2009 - 10:12pm

As is typically the case, I mostly agree with your sentiments.

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Mon, 03-23-2009 - 11:01pm

I just wanted to tell you that it was an honor and pleasure to know you and all the ladies on this board.

 

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Registered: 03-05-2008
Mon, 03-23-2009 - 11:47pm

I'll miss seeing you around here.

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Tue, 03-24-2009 - 12:50am

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Registered: 05-31-2004
Tue, 03-24-2009 - 1:12am
Sorry to see you go, please don't go on my account. Sorry if you feel I shouldn't have posted the poll, but I really needed to know how people felt here. This was an interesting question, glad you posted it. Best wishes for your future.

Michelle


Loving Mom to three

Michelle


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