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GROWING UP WITH PETER: A 63 YEAR DIAGNOSTIC ODYSSEY (1/2)



🟢 95% of my life has been spent not knowing of my 47,XXY. It was like getting into a boxing ring with as your opponent the invisible man. You never saw where the punches were coming from.


In this exceptional episode with Peter Street, you’ll hear the story of a man from Australia who found out 3 years ago, at the age of 63, that he happens to have an Extra X chromosome, also referred to as 47 double XY, Klinefelter syndrome or KS.


While this may seem late in life to discover a common genetic difference that affects almost every aspect of one’s growth and well being, in fact the vast majority of people with common X&Y chromosome variations affecting up to 1 in 400 people are never diagnosed at during their lifetime.


As far as we know, this is the first time ever a person with an X or Y chromosome variation accepts to speak publicly about a diagnosis so late in life, and Peter was understandable hesitant to do so.


Once he agreed, Peter spent many months preparing this interview, working hard to put to paper over half a century of experience in the rear view mirror of an entirely unexpected life changing discovery. This is why, as you will hear, most of Peter’s answers are not improvised, but read out from his pre-prepared written notes.


Click here to listen: https://www.chromodiversityclinic.com/episodes/episode/243c0543/growing-up-with-peter-12-a-63-year-diagnostic-odyssey


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