Hello my name is Gloria

After a routine blood test in February 2010 I was diagnosed with essential thrombocythaemia.  I was 68 Years old.  My platelet count was 700 and I had a bone marrow aspiration to confirm the diagnosis.  I was shocked to say the least as I thought of myself as very healthy.

I was started on hydroxycarbamide which wasn’t very effective, so changed onto  daily anagrelide which was very good and my platelets came down into the normal range.

I thought that would be it, however in December 2013 I was diagnosed as having Myelofibrosis which was a great shock and my haemaglobin is at 9.1 at the moment.

You just have to live each day to the full and hope there will be a cure soon.

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