Sunday, December 08, 2013

Also, I'm Told It's Thicker Than Water.

One pleasant side effect of having to deal with medical crap is that I've finally found out my blood type, a piece of personal information I've been curious about ever since I took high school biology, tried to determine it genetically based on my family's types, and discovered that I had an exactly equal chance of being any of the four positive blood types. Turns out I'm B+. I'm trying to take that as a sort of friendly, blood-borne piece of advice: "Be positive!" (Based on aforementioned high school genetic analysis, that also means my genotype must be BO. But I'm not going to translate anything out of that.)

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  1. I've known for years that mine is, appropriately, A+.

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  2. I am B+. So guess where you got it. Captain, thats always been me too.

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    1. Yep, I definitely got it from you. Mom is type A. And Kathy got all the recessive genes. :)

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    2. Assuming you are joking on the recessive since I have O+ blood like the rest of the world and brown eyes. Unlike your B+ blood and blue eyes....that you two have.

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    3. The gene for type O blood is recessive. It's just very common. You're right about the eye color, though. :)

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    4. Well shoot a quick Google shows you are right! But I'm wondering why you knew my blood type but not your own hehehe.

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    5. Your sister is always right. You should have learned this by now. ;)

      And I knew yours because Mom knew it, on account of you having had a zillion surgeries as a kid, and she told me when I asked. But I don't think anybody ever actually tested mine.until now.

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  3. I'm sure you would have been an A neg if the professor had graded on a curve. :)

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  4. i learnt mine just before i had an operation. my doctor couldn't believe that i didn't know my blood type.i was ashamed and couldn't understand why i had to know that before...

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    1. Really? I think it's a good and interesting thing to know, but it's also something you're unlikely to find out until you need to. Probably what that says about you is that you've been pretty healthy and lucky so far. (That's what I'm choosing to believe it says about me, anyway!)

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