It was an innocent request that has taken up quite a bit of my free time and money. When I became pregnant for the first time I was so excited, the doctor not so much. He decided to send me to a geneticist. Why? Marfan Syndrome ran in my family, as did diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. The assignment from the geneticist - family pedigree, family medical history and any death certificates I could locate for members of my family that had passed.
I also believe that initial request may have helped me decide to get my Private Investigators license. I became a champion record chaser, people finder, courthouse junkie, and questioner - all the things I needed to become a good private investigator.