First, my appointment regarding the genetic testing went WELL. So well. I didn't test positive for any genetic mutations, and there were no mutations at all of unknown significance--which is a grey area that can happen, where they know a gene isn't normal, but they can't tell you the significance of that mutation, because they don't yet know the impact. Everything they looked at was NORMAL.
This was a huge, huge, huge relief, because they told me at my initial pre-testing appointment that the transmission rate for all of these things was 50%, and I was terrified about what this could have meant for the girls. And oh yeah, me, too. But, all was normal. Sheer, sheer, relief.
I could tell in my appointment that they were a bit surprised, given my family history, that they didn't find any mutations. They told me that they did a much broader panel for me than they normally do for most people--they tested for a pile of things. In short, in the end, they said that the appendix thing that happened to me was just shit luck, as opposed to having a genetic underpinning. They'd like me to come back in 5-7 years to update them on family history, if I have a spare minute. And they want me to eat healthy. :)
I'm still nervous about health stuff. I have my regular re-screening in a few weeks re: the appendix thing. I will be very nervous. But for now, in this moment, all is okay.