My wonderful, awesome GTers, I have some personal news that is just...I don't even have words. It doesn't feel real!

(Tw discussion of cancer and scary health things below)

I have written on here before about my family history of breast cancer and the genetic risk that runs in my family. Well, they still need to look at some more genes to make sure there's nothing else lurking, but I did not inherit the specific mutation that some very close family members of mine have!

This just feels like a dream to me. I always felt, deep down, that I was destined to get breast cancer one day, and I don't even believe in destiny! Of course I still have a risk of getting it, but not the insanely high risk I would have if I had gotten the gene mutation. Once the lab has done all the testing I'll have a long chat with the doctor about exactly what it all means for me, but the short version is that I didn't get the bad mutation that I was most likely to get.

God, it feels like a sentence has been lifted. It just doesn't feel real.