23andme me returns !

23andme Can finally give consumers answers to genetic information on potential health issues. Any one interested in finding if they carry a genetic link for Alzheimer's must specifically request the results. The price of testing has gone from $99 and $199 to $199 for all testing done.

I WON THE LOTTERY!! in a bad way…

Here are my chances of winning the grand prize in the POWERBALL lottery are 1 in 292,201,338. LINK My chances of actually having a genetic disability caused by TWO COPIES of the H63d genes causing  HEREDITARY HEMOCHROMATOSIS  are 1 in 4. LINK I guess I give up on winning the cash lottery in this lifetime and just... Continue Reading →

WHY HAVING CHRONIC PAIN IS A LIE.

Part of accepting I have a chronic illness has been learning to hide it from the world. πŸ΅πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™ŠπŸ’ I have blood removed in pints and tubes.πŸ€‘πŸ’‰πŸ· I have fluids replaced though bags called "banana bags". πŸŒπŸ™Š I feel awful 23.5 hours of every day. πŸ¦„β˜‚οΈπŸ›Œ My pharmacist and I are on a first name basis!β›‘πŸŒ‘πŸ’Š... Continue Reading →

The CRAZY SIDE of HH

Karma? What exactly is Karma? Is it sharing a lifetime of medical knowledge through experience from a patient or is it b***s#!*ing your way through life?  Way back when I was actually younger than dirt and my kids were still living at home I was diagnosed with depression. I may have had symptoms overlapping those... Continue Reading →

the DIALOGUE

Feel free to contact me at my email b@hippybabe.com or request your comment not be published.  I want to discuss how being diagnosed with HH has effected your relationships, especially within your family? Did they want to hear it? Did they believe you? I have updated my about me section to explain more about my... Continue Reading →

DEMENTIA (worthy read!)

(It's Important for those with H63d Hemochromatosis alleles to take note as dementia is a major concern.) Dementia can occur in various forms, such as vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease. The most common type which occurs in aboutΒ  60-80% of cases is Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia is progressive if the cause of the issue... Continue Reading →

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