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Is there a connection?

Aug 09, 2015 8:26 PM

My dad's family reunion was today, on his mom's side. I hadn't been in 2 years due to my health but wanted to go so badly, despite the long ride to & from. My dad's 85 and the oldest cousin there is 95. Many of his cousins were asking about my tremors, they were especially bad since Friday. I could hear my dad telling them I was going to Mayo. Two of his cousins came up and said, "When you find out what is causing them let us know. We've had them for years, just not as bad as you."

Say what??? Could it be some genetic issue? Wow! That thought had never crossed my mind because I didn't know anyone else had them in the family.

Here's hoping everyone has a peaceful relaxing sleep! 🙏🌼

Aug 09, 2015 8:31 PM

Flappsy, sounds like it was a good thing that you went to the reunion! Usually when they take health history, they are more interested in your maternal family's health for some reason. At any rate, there may very well be a genetic connection between all of you. I pray that you get all of the answers that you need in going to Mayo armed with this new found information. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Aug 09, 2015 9:00 PM

I do to AlwayZ, but unfortunately none of my dad's cousins knew why they had tremors. Of course we're talking about the generation that didn't see a doctor except for an emergency too. On well, I'm still curious if there could be a connection. 🙏🌼

Aug 13, 2015 4:51 PM

Hi Flappy,
Does the layered eyes (I forget what they're called, sorry) run in your family? My dad and I are both extremely sensitive to a ton of meds, etc. People compliment our eyes because the blue part has 2 or 4 layers.

Aug 13, 2015 7:49 PM

Ferretbandit, I wouldn't know because we all have dark brown or black eyes. They're so dark you can barely see our pupils. 🙏🌼

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