I’m Worried That My Future Kids Will Be The Genetic Dumping-Ground Of A Very Screwed-Up Person (A.K.A. Me)

Hey. My friend just had her second kid a couple of months ago, and I have a confession to make: I low-key stalk her Facebook page for updates on her two little munchkins, because they are so freaking adorable. That being said, I recently had a conversation with my friend, R, who was recently diagnosed with bipolar, and I was telling her about some of my experiences living with it. Of these two events, the former got me thinking about my future kids, and the latter got me wondering how fucking messed up my kids will be, given all of the shit I have going on.

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Would you like a list? Well, then here, have one:

  • chronic Lyme disease
  • bipolar
  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • anxiety
  • ODD
  • high-functioning autism / Asperger’s (same thing now, apparently)
  • POTS
  • migraines
  • alcoholism on both sides of my family

And I’m probably missing a whole bunch because there’s just so fucking much wrong with me.

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I can’t make this shit up. Even soap operas don’t have characters with this much shit going on with them! My kids don’t stand a chance!

Do any of you have stuff like this going on? Do you ever worry about passing it on?

-Sam

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2 thoughts on “I’m Worried That My Future Kids Will Be The Genetic Dumping-Ground Of A Very Screwed-Up Person (A.K.A. Me)

  1. ADHD
    OCD in my family
    Autism (not the high functioning kind, sadly) in my family
    POTS/OH/hybrid other dysautonomia
    Migraines
    No alcoholism in my family, but other types of trauma legacy and…
    No chronic Lyme but in process reviewing with my doctor about a less “benign” type of hypermobility spectrum disorder than first diagnosed. Ugh…our lists are sufficiently similar as to almost think these things cluster genetically in families or something. I’m not sure if it’s comforting you’re not alone…or scary that such seemingly disparate things co-occur in others, too.

    • I think probably both. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one dealing with a plethora of mental and medical problems, but, in a way, I wish I *were* the only one; I wouldn’t wish this on anyone else.

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