Friday, November 6, 2015

I Guess I'm Made of More Star Stuff Than You

Coldwater Creek.

Not the clothing line but the cancer cluster.

Coldwater Creek.

Look closely at the map, you can see my childhood home in Ferguson, Mo.  My mom's cousin used to live in Florissant, until she died of brain cancer last year.  She had nerve trouble with her hands for years.  At one point they thought she had Parkinson's or Lou Gehrig's Disease, but docs could never figure it out.  Gosh docs, she just was contaminated by nuclear radiation from the atomic age.  Looking up her house, the creek was at the end of her street.  Her kids grew up there and have kids of their own.  I don't think they know. 

This explains my melanoma (at least I caught that one early), my constant lower back pain (a lot of people have malformed spines and have to get their spines fused, I'm not there yet), my IBS (many have Crohn's or just flat out cancer).  MS, ADHD, every rare cancer you can think of, cysts, tumors, birth defects, miscarriages, infertility, RA, and it's not just us or our parents, it's our kids too.  I'm sure it'll be their kids as well and their kids and their kids. 

I'm pretty shocked right now.  Just...pretty shocked.