My daughters genetic results came back and she has cowden syndrome. I’m devastated for her, I just don’t have words for it.
I’ve still been getting to the gym. Its just about the only time I don’t feel like crying. I’m so glad I have a programme so I can be there on my own and not have to communicate with people, that stupid “how are you?” “oh I’m good” because no one actually wants to know that my heart hurts so fucking much I could physically throw up.
The actual programme is 3 days with the option of a 4th
Day one :-Strict press
Day two:- deadlifts
Day three :- back squat
stiff leg deadlift
hanging knee raises
plank 4 x for up to 90 sec
Day four :- same as day one but push press
Today was day two, the early part of the week was appointments. It was the right thing to go today, to physically move but God I wish I had the equipment at home, I just can’t face other humans when I feel like my heart is breaking
I missed three weeks of crossfit when I went back to uni, the kids all caught back to school virus, I had a number of classes and one to one’s to teach. Then my dad ended up in hospital and throw university on top everything went pear shaped. University itself is going well and I got back to the box this week, one session last week and three this week. My PT is writing me a programme so I can go when suits me, they have many classes including early morning and mid morning ones but on my own week days I have too much child responsibly. Thankfully where there is a will there is a way and my own programme will work great. Truthfully with the Pten gene thing going on with my daughter I don’t really want to be in a group of people, all that “how are you?” followed by a polite “I’m fine”or” good and you”. I’m not fine, my heart physically hurts, but we don’t talk about stuff like that in group settings. So for a little while drawing in works for me.
My daughters PTEN test came back positive “you will be interested to know that we have identified an abnormality in the Pten gene in (daughters) sample. Interestingly, it would appear that this abnormality is only present in a proportion of her cells and this may mean it is less likely it is relevant to other members of the family”
Strange choice of words.
As she has already had thyroid cancer and has the Pten abnormality I’m guessing this means cowden syndrome. As Pten is a tumour suppressant gene it certainly means a greater risk of cancer throughout her life.
We have an appointment in a couple of weeks that came with the letter to discuss it.