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Genetics Appointment

I was trying to wait for results before sharing the details of my genetics appointment, but after reading a summary of my appointment that was sent to me in the mail, I thought I should just put it out there.

My genetics consultation was about 3 weeks ago.  Before going in, there was no doubt in my mind that multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (aka MEN-1) was what I had.  I had 2 out of 3 main tumor sites, and all signs pointed towards it.  After going back and forth between two offices trying to check in, they finally called us in.  My mom came with me, mostly because it was her day off but it's always nice to have a second pair of ears.

Based on my medical history and family history, they were pretty confident that genetic screening would be useful, because it doesn't really seem like I have a telling family history to figure out where this came from.  They talked about my new symptoms of low blood sugar, severe reflux, and never ending kidney stones.  They were a little su…