Maybe not NEMO…

Looks like my father doesn’t have the NEMO mutation…

I guess when my mother told Dr. Zarick back in 1991 at Centreville Urgent Care, “oh that’s just my daughter–she’s just like me–“,

(in response to Dr. Zarick’s comment, “your daughter has a severe ecoli infection in her vagina, and doesn’t have an elevated wcb count or a fever, and that isn’t normal”,

maybe my mother’s dismissive response,

perhaps my mother was right–

I got that part from her…

Begin forwarded message:

From: Tara
Date: December 19, 2012 10:12:15 AM PST
To: Ryan Golhar <golharr>
Subject: Re: Strange rash on my left arm

Thanks Ryan–again, it doesn’t surprise me that my father wouldn’t have it. Something tells me we don’t have NEMO…

What genes are connected to high cholestoral? Since that naturally runs high in those family members effected, maybe it’s connected to that gene?

On Dec 19, 2012, at 9:11 AM, wrote:

Hi Tara – Apparently the data that came out wasn’t so clean. We are working on rectifying that so a final confirmation on who has nemo mutation and who doesn’t will take a bit longer.


Please excuse any typos — Sent from my iPhone.

On Dec 5, 2012, at 12:16 PM, Tara wrote:

Thanks Ryan–I really appreciate this–I’m looking forward to the results–

I really think there’s something else going on along with NEMO…but of course I could be wrong 🙂 I’m going to talk with my immunologist here in Los Angeles, Dr. Kachru, today about submitting me to my insurance for IVIG with the NEMO diagnosis. I may need a letter explaining how IVIG helps people with rare immune deficiencies, like NEMO, even when there isn’t an established ‘standard of care’, because there are so few cases…stuff they already know, but…

Did my mother ever send you a blood sample? My half sister from my mother keeps complaining of weird health problems (like mono). As rare as rare as this may be, I think there’s a small chance I got NEMO from my mother and something else from my father…

Small Canadian farming communities…there’s definitely some bad genes floating around there. Maybe thats partly why there are so many MS cases? They speculate its from lack of sun, but I think it just might be some bad gene pools…


On Dec 5, 2012, at 8:42 AM, Ryan Golhar <golharr> wrote:

Hi Tara – Its possible. I’m still convinced its the NEMO mutation, which I’m (patiently) waiting for the test results to come back, which should be in the next day or two.


On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Tara wrote:

I just woke up (from another very rough night of sleep), and I found this red rash on my left arm.

I get strange rashes like this from time to time. Usually, they’re mostly infection based, like a staph infection and goes away with some bactorban.

Maybe this is from using the sauna?

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Some kind of rare immune deficiency, yet to be determined. A lifetime of infections without an elevated white cell blood or fever. Very grateful to be alive, very thankful for the friends who’ve supported me and for access to literally millions of dollars worth of medical care. I’m not the bubble child, I’m somewhere in between.
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