Mutation Celebration

DSC_6097-001This is our dear friend Bill, who died completely unexpectedly this week, and Shel, who is a mutant. Yes, although we’re unspeakably sad that Bill has left us, we’re so glad to learn that I Married A Mutant.

Shel’s test came back positive for the BRAF genetic mutation, which means that a protein that is involved in cell growth is faulty in my Best Beloved, and also, that there is a targeted drug that might possibly help him.

Quite a week this has been, so far, with such terrible and such wonderful news, tumbling over each other, all raw and unruly. Quite a week.

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7 Comments on “Mutation Celebration”

  1. Barbara Jacquin Says:

    What a roller coaster ride!

  2. Jessica Says:

    I will miss Bill so much even though I only met him a few times. But I am extremely happy that Shel is a Mutant!!!

  3. Henk and Greta Says:

    While looking at this fantastic picture my brain is working at full speed, trying to understand. It just can’t! So sad for Bill, so happy for Shel.
    I have to give in and except.

  4. Lucy V Says:

    So sorry you lost a dear friend. At the same time, Oh WOW. It’s just amazingly great to hear that Shel has this opportunity. Celebrating with you now! Go Shel!

  5. Edye Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss – so thrilled that miracles DO happen and perhaps influenced just a teeny bit from your friend Bill!

  6. jeanne Says:

    I am so sorry that you’ve lost such a dear friend. The happy memories are sure to comfort you when you are missing him most.

    What happy news that you are married to a mutant ;) Hoping the new drug helps!

  7. Marigene Says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend, but happy to hear there may be a drug(s) to help Shel.


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