Diary of An Irish Woman

musings of an irish lady now living in America.

Friday, January 26, 2007

good news :-)

Did some blood tests a couple of weeks ago and found out that I'm a carrier for cystic fibrosis. http://www.cff.org/ Quite a shock really but turns out its very common with Northern Europeans and 1 in 24 is a carrier. Which means that either my Mum or Dad are and likely my siblings are as well as if you're a carrier you pass on 50% of the time. We just got word last night that himself is not a carrier which is fantastic news. Was trying not to worry as worry never helped anything but tis a relief. Treatment of CF has come a long way from when I first heard about it 20 yrs ago and PG they find a cure soon. Just makes you grateful for what you have folks. True Love, Good friends, Family and your health. Everything else is just flotsam.

Reminds me of that Irish advice

Why Worry?

Why Worry?
Theres only two things to worry about -
You're either sick or you're healthy
And if you're healthy why worry?

If you're sick - theres only two things to worry about-
You're either going to live or die
And if you're going to live why worry?

If you're going to die - theres only two things to worry about -
You're either going upstairs to heaven or down to hell
And if you're going to heaven why worry?

If you're going to hell , sure you'll be so busy shaking hands
with all the friends you haven't seen in years wont worry at all.

1 Comments:

At 8:33 AM, Blogger jazz bird said...

Yay! Great news.

 

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