Big Hurdle Crossed!

There are three approvals to be received before having a DNA test for Kennedy’s Disease (SBMA).  The doctor, the insurance company and the lab.

The doctor jumped on-board immediately.  He used the templated request from the lab performing the test.

I just got the letter in the mail from the insurance company saying they agree that it is a medical necessity!

I just called my wife and hyperventilated.

We are a huge step closer to getting a yes/no answer.

I do have to say, as a mathematician, the odds of me, or anyone, developing SBMA is next to impossible.  However, it is still possible.

I have failed test for many other diseases and mutations. Yet, my disease still progresses.  I almost pray for a “yes.”  But, the receipt of a “yes” means my progeny, and possibly my nephews, are in danger.  It is definitely a double-edged sword.

Man, I feel like a load has been lifted.

One more step.  One more step.

In Christ,

Jay C. “Jazzy_J” Theriot