Monday, October 06, 2008

One Less Thing to Worry About

I got some test results back, and I am not a carrier of any of the 23 types of cycstic fibrosis they can test for. While they still give me a 1/16 chance of passing it to my offspring based purely on the fact that it's in the family, I'm not that worried. My aunt had everyone in her family tested when my cousin was diagnosed and she's comfortable with the results that her other two kids aren't carriers. I'm guessing they haven't decided to stop testing for certain types of the gene, so if she was comfortable they tested for the right variety, then I am too.

Now we can go try to conceive with reckless abandon, I guess. We can just worry about the eight million other things that could go wrong, instead.


Stephanie said...

Wow. That said a lot. I'm sure there's more like 10 million things that could go wrong, but I understand there's like a billion reasons to do it anyway.

Heather said...

Ah, yes, the old pro/con list and which one's longer. I doubt that having kids is a rational decision, but oh well.