Hi have just been told that I have the JAK 2 mutation, which 50% of bcs have. I'm not sure what type of mutation it is as of yet as all my blood levels come back normal. Usually people with the JAK2 mutation have raised heamoglobin, red blood cells or platelets. To find out more I have had a bone marrow biopsy. The biopsy wasn't as bad as I imaged it would be and it was pain free (however I was mildly sedated) and just caused me back ache for a few days after. I get my results from the biopsy 30th January 2013. I am currently taking warfarin so depending on the type of mutation my medication may not have to change as the warfarin could control both the bcs and the JAK 2. I'm very lucky to have a supportive family who come to every appointment with me, so if any one is in a similar situation and needs some support or just wants a chat I will help you any way I can. The unknown is scary and can make you feel lonely, even if you just want to say hi.
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a healthy 2013 take care.