I have had my fair share of testing in my 25 years of living. The testing isn’t always bad but it is ALWAYS interesting. I like to go against the grain and prove that I’m way cooler than what I appear to be. Through the course of my many medical journeys, here are some things that I’ve learned from testing:
It is a known fact that my ancestors hail from Sweden, Germany, and Italy.
Blood tests determined that I am Italian (and apparently Jewish according to my GI doctor).
I have lots of red blood cells but they are all misshapen from my Italian (and/or Jewish) heritage.
My white blood cells sometimes get confused and forget what they’re doing also from my Italian (and/or Jewish) heritage.
Through an ultrasound I have found that I have no appendix. This must be a miracle since I’ve never had it removed.
The most recent finding is that I carry an allele found in Asians and Pacific Islanders. Go figure. I’m not sure how that one’s even possible.
I have had other tests that dealt more with actual medical issues, but these were the ones that I find most amusing.
To sum up I am an appendix-less Italian, German, Swedish, Asian, Pacific Islander, Jewish woman.