“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
One day I got a call that I needed to be genetically tested, because my father and 3 siblings tested positive for 22q deletion syndrome.
I wait months for the test results to come back and wait then... all in one day my world turned upside down and inside out.
Imagine getting a phone call from your doctor being informed that after a genetic test you were sure would turn out differently and in your favor because you prayed that it wouldn't be positive.
Stop for a second if you to have had that same test and phone call and reflect on how far you have come or imagine how far you will go with more info that will help or change your life as you currently know it.
That moment you are told there is something fundamentally wrong with you and your world turns upside down.
Confused because you look normal and don't look like the others you come across in your online research and you have none of the symptoms that others with it have.
reflecting back to that scary shocking moment I didn't seem like the other people in your work place but I figured that was just my personality quirks. My Adhd and my younger appearance and there isn’t anything else that sands out nothing like my siblings so why was my test positve and so many other questions I have answers to now 10 plus years later. Living with 22q for 35 year and counting raising my own child and watching my siblings grow up with their very different challenges. Each one of us effected are born with some same and different symptoms.
Learning you were indeed born to stand out on a world that is unkind to people who are different is scary.
only it’s not si-fi it’s you’re new reality.
Imagine as you try to pull the pieces of the puzzle of your own life together that didn’t make any since that this test is real then just 4 years later you give birth to a beautiful child who also has the same genetic disorder.
As she grows up you learn more about yourself then you can ever dream of and meet new people along the way who help you understand and shape your life for the better.
The journey of our life living with multiple health issues and having a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (DiGeorge) or 22q for short
My story is about how one family copes with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, cerebral palsy our daughter has dual diagnoses and other health issues that come from having a genetic disorder. The ups downs and everything in between. How did we learn coping skills and master challenges we face? sometimes you have to reach rock bottom before you reach the top
Read on for insight and advice from my personal first hand experience to learn new things or even have a moment where you realize someone else there has a yes I understand I get it.
I love to mentor and connect with other moms who've been in the trenches.
Mommies Quiet Place specializes in creating easy to understand ways of coping with living with many different health issues that come from having 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (DiGeorge) we share our journey of the good, bad and the messy. #momlife I am currently an influence (I run a blog and/or social media channels where I publish sponsored content on behalf of brands) It's a fun past time more then a income base thing for me. I enjoy contest, giveaways and I have been a freebie hunter since 2012. I have a strong online social media reach and enjoy engaging with my audience.
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