A disease or condition is considered rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
Grace has essential thrombocytosis - 2.5 in 100,000.
Jen has multiple sclerosis - 1 in 700
Multiple myeloma is 1 in 18,630
Kathy, one of my very best friends has leiomyosarcoma.......less than 200,000 have that. She had a GIST, which is very rare.
I said my parents didn't mix well......but that doesn't explain Kathy.
Grace said it's playing down the Oilies.....but my uncle Frank, a fairly healthy 73 year old said "No way" when I saw him today up at the cottage. He spread his arms in a gesture that said 'look at me!'.
Jen thinks it's the Mystic River bridge.