Personal diagnosis

National Geographic has a post about going to the doctor and getting your genome checked to find out what is wrong with you.

A couple of thoughts.

One: Do I want the doctors to have my genome?

Two: How would checking my genome have fixed the problem the doctors had diagnosing the excessive scarring inside my abdomen after a very traumatic C-section? It wouldn’t. In fact, it would have given the doctors one more excuse to say that “nothing” was wrong. That nothing almost killed me.

Three: I can’t get the doctors to work with me now on obvious problems, such as the test says I’m taking too much thyroid, but my hair, fingers, and toes say six pills is perfect and five is too few. Will giving them another test really help me?

Just some quick thoughts from a skeptic.