I am scared to tell my oncologist about the things that are going on...I can't tell if the symptom's are related to this blood disorder or old age.....shortness of breath, abdominal and facial swelling seem to be the major issues...I am bruising without cause....or maybe I ran into a wall and don't remember. But most of all the extreme tiredness constantly......and an overwhelming feeling of nausea that just comes and goes....Seems that the days I feel absolutely fabulous are followed by days of extreme fatigue....I avoid conversations with the people I love by saying I feel great....the last couple of weeks I have been short of breath and it gets bad at night. I have been healthy all my life and now it seems I am falling apart. I can't talk with my husband or kids about anything, I have always been there rock. Thanks for letting me air....wheew.