Mar 28, 2007

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wow…so many messages from you all! thanks for all the tips and little notes. it’s like getting mail at all hours of the day! i enjoy reading all of them. :)

we went to see the genetic counselor today and it was pretty neat. i never really knew they could tell so much from a simple blood test. i should know my results in a month or so, but we have time so that’s good. she drew up a very complex family tree of all the past cancer in the family history, so she thinks there is a strong chance i have the BRCA gene, but we will see.

other than that, me and jess are gonna look at wigs tomorrow, so that should be fun(?)! i might end up a blonde…who knows! :) i’m curious to see how this fake hair stuff works! can you still have a bad hair day with a wig?? guess that’s what the hats and headwraps are for!

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