Thursday, April 28, 2011

X is for X Chromosome

The X chromosome is one of the chromosomes that determines the sex of a person. XX is female and XY is male. I have heard about this all my life and even have two that I have been carrying around for over 50 years. Little did I know that this little microscopic chromosome would have such an impact on my life. The about picture is a "normal" X chromosome. The one below is not "normal" My x chromosome and my son's X chromosome looks like this. This little abnormality has really caused a lot of problems but has also brought joy and great learning to me.
Anyway, here's to the x Chromosome that has changed my life.



Tracy said...

Great 'X' post Karen...teaching special ed. I have had many children who've had various 'x' syndormes, fragile X being one of them.
Isn't our make up down to microscopic events just wondrous? I think we are amazing creatures indeed!

Grandma Honey said...

Your take on life never ceases to amaze me. You look for the blessings in challenges and you find them.

Susan Anderson said...

I never realized that "fragile X" was quite such a literal name.

Thanks for the explanation, and I like your attitude, always looking for the blessings.


Breathing In Grace said...

Thank you for explaining this to are such a blessing to me at Jeremiah 29:11...thank you so much for being so faithful to comment!

Team Chastain said...

Blessings come in the most strangest of disguises.

Candace said...

I had never heard of Fragile X until I "met" you. Speaking of having "met" you.....I'm so happy that I did. :)

Hope you are feeling better and that you have wonderful weekend!