How I Feel about Being A Genetic Test Dummy

VERBOSE DESCRIPTION OF MY SOPHISTICATED FEELINGS

I’m excited.

WISDOM BEYOND MY YEARS?

Some would consider it unwise to be a first round “tester” of a drug that stems from an inchoate scientific field that is increasingly comprised of overly confident 20 something’s who are simply excited to be let loose with CRISPR. I, using my highly refined powers of reason, immediately accepted at the opportunity to try something that could seriously effect the way my body functions without a hint of hesitation. Looking forward, I hope that this drug works like it’s supposed to with my rare mutation (only 3 people in the US have my mutation… And one of them is my brother). Overall, this drug is empowering as it makes me feel as adventurous as Christopher Columbus without even having to leave the couch. I will, however, regrettably have to venture all the way to the uncharted territory of my refrigerator, as this drug must be taken with food.

HOW DO MY CELLS FEEL ABOUT CFTR PROTEIN MODULATORS?

They’re not salty about it. <– if you get this joke you are either a hardcore CF expert, or you paid wayyyyy to much attention in biology.

WHAT I’VE LEARNED IN WRITING THIS POST

I’m so SOPHISTICATED that I didn’t even know how to spell SOPHISTICATED.