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#1 of 5 Old 05-31-2011, 06:41 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm Andrea--a former moms board post addict.  I let my subscriptions slide and left being active online for a while for a variety of reasons.  I don't think I was ever a member here though.  I'm 33 years old but for just one more week as my birthday is on the 7th.  I have been married to Shawn for almost 9 years.  We have 7 1/2 year old Owen and almost 6 year old Hannah (18 months apart).  We are Southern Baptists.  Shawn is a machinist.  I write freelance on what is becoming fewer and fewer occasions on the Yahoo Contributor Network (look me up :) ).  Because of my medical history (it is insane as it includes 3 cancer diagnoses by age 30, twenty-something surgeries, chemotherapy, and Cowden Syndrome) I am unable to physically hold down a job.  Cowden Syndrome is diagnosed in approximately 1 in 250,000 people.  Sadly both of my children inherited it from me.  Anyway it's a thorn but not all of who we are--just means I have an increased understanding of those facing cancer and cancer related scares.


I have a degree in psychology that I sometimes put to work when I freelance write.  I love family history, writing, archiving, gardening, playing with the kids of course, reading, and being a Christian.  My faith is important to me but I don't get preachy at others for disagreeing with my beliefs.  If we all believed the same it would be a boring and lousy world. 

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Doggone, that is quite a history there, I'll have to look up Cowden Syndrome, as it is unfamiliar to me.  Welcome to the Mothering boards, I hope you find these boards useful to you. tiphat.gif

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