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Old 24-07-17, 11:08 PM   #1
Ange<3
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Default Hello everyone

Hello everyone,

I just thought I'd introduce myself to everyone on this board. My name is Angela I'm 26 and my Dad had HD. He inherited this from his Mam and his symptoms started around age 29. He passed away last year aged 60. I've always pushed this away in the back of my head but felt like because I'm at an age where I will be wanting kids etc in the next few years I should get tested and am currently awaiting on my results (appointment is Thursday). The very thought of getting these has my stomach in knots. One minute I'm ok and the next I'm sobbing my heart out at the very thought of a positive result. I feel like I may have symptoms as a lot of people comment on my memory problems (it's like a current joke in both of my jobs as it's that bad!) also I feel I may have anxiety and am definitely getting mood swings and letting things wind me up more than I used to which people have also commented on. I'm also at a loss with what to do with my partner. I'm not sure if I should have him at the appointment with me or if it would be easier if he wasn't there as I'm not even sure wether he will want to stay with me if it's a positive result and I'm not sure if they will be discussing the amount of repeats and things which he doesn't know the meaning of. Does anyone know how the results appointment goes? Do you get the result straight away when you go in?

Thank you for your time.

Angela
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