Not really the way to go. He just looked shocked. I kind of wish I had waited until he'd at least had a cup of tea.
I've calmed down a little bit since I found out. I'm being very rational, talking to Niki a lot. Trying to make the little voice screaming 'CANCER' and 'DEATH' in my head pipe down. I had intended to call the Dr to ask for a referral the moment I got back from mums a week ago but didn't until today. I think I needed that time to just take a breath.
I spoke to my lovely Dr who was happy to refer me to the genetics dept based on my family history even without my Dad having tested positive. Feels like a big step. Referral should take no more than 6 weeks. I need to have 2 genetic counselling sessions before they will test me and then it could be up to 3 months for the results. Fortunately they know from my aunt's & cousins tests exactly what strain of the gene they are looking for so that should speed things up.
I keep thinking what if I am positive, what will I do???