Travel And Genetics
Flowers at the historic Williamsburg.
I just had a four-day weekend, so I'm a bit reluctant to go back to work today. Saturday and Sunday were spent exploring the historic town of Williamsburg; that place never fails to enchant me. PW and I got our annual passes, so we can return and enjoy the park and museums anytime of this year. I'm so glad that summer is here (except for the humidity) because it also signals the start of summer road trips. I love going on road trips, and I'm hoping this summer will be filled with them. Travel, local or international, is such a wonderful passion because it never fails to teach me new things and appreciate what I already have.
Tuesday was spent at NIH for my usual aplastic anemia tests. I finally got my genetic test results and also got a good discussion about the possible genetic cause of my condition. I found out that aside from my aplastic anemia, I am also anemic. As of right now, they found out that my bone marrow is not producing enough platelets and white blood cells. It's not easy knowing all these because there's absolutely nothing I can do to treat my condition or even alleviate the annoying symptoms I go through almost every single day - except for the pain relievers I take as needed. I guess it is a matter of choice if I'll spend my days feeling helpless about my condition or live my life to the fullest. I choose the latter.