Creative Writting on Personal Diseases

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Susan is a young professional who just had her personal genome sequenced. She now knows she carries the gene for Huntington’s disease. She is agonizing over the decision about sharing this information with others. She doesn’t know what to do or who to tell. So she goes to a doctor to get his opinion on if it would be right or not to let her family or boyfriend know. While she is waiting in the waiting room she is imagining how her life would be if she had Huntington’s disease. What type of burden she would be on peoples their opinions about her. Her family would not be able to leave because they would constantly have to take care of her whether that be her hopefully husband or another family member. When she goes to any event in public she will make a scene or outburst and how they all will judge her about her condition. Susan starts to hypervinalate in the waiting room as all these scenarios run uncontroably through her head. Finally the doctor walks in and she focuses back in on reality. She explains the situation to the doctor that she found out she carries the gene for Huntington’s disease and she doesn’t know who to tell. The doctor explains what he would do and gives her recommendations. For her parents she shouldn’t tell them because they will not be able to do anything about it or they may be dead by the time she starts experiencing it extremely. It would just but unnecessary stress put on her parents worrying about their daughter. As for her boyfriend goes she
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