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I am a wife and mother who also has cystic fibrosis and a mitochondrial disease.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

First Post

So this is my very first post on this blog! I have had quite a few blogs before, but was hoping to make a new one that would reach many. I have several parts of my life that could be a help to other people. I have cystic fibrosis, two mitochondrial mutations, and more importantly I am a wife and a mother!

I was diagnosed when I was 21, years after being misdiagnosed all of the time with chronic bronchitis and asthma. I actually got the call confirming the diagnosis while on my honeymoon with my husband Frank. I'll blog about that diagnosis next time.

Why is the title "The life and times of a mutant"; well my genetics doctor and I joked when my mitochondrial mutations were identified that I was an origonal mutant. So that is where my title name comes from. Both of my mitochondrial mutations are rare, one of them is totally unique to me and has never been seen before. So I really am a mutant, but the X men have not called me yet.

1 comment:

  1. Oddly, though I have known about your mutations for a long time, the theme song from the X-Men animated series just popped into my head. I will sing it to you when next we meet. :-)