Well I have had a rotten morning and really need to have a boost. It's not mightily serious but here I have been jogging along nicely thinking I am doing really well and discover that maybe it's not as I thought. Had a visit with my haemetologist and thinking she would be so pleased my hematacrit is staying low and therefore don't need a venesection again this month (only needed one in the last six months after regular two monthly ones for over two years), however she is concerned at how very large my spleen is and believes this could be why the figures are low and suggests very firmly that I must have a bone marrow test. Help! I am such a wimp and terrified of this and also what it all means. Have I moved on a stage. I feel well except for the drenching sweats and fatigue. I do wish I were a brave soul and take all this in my stride like so many seem to do. She also suggested that now might be the time to see if Claire Harrison will see me (depending on the bone marrow biopsy of course). I am only a short train ride from St Thomas's. It all seems so serious suddenly - can you boost me up please. I am not a youngster at close on 67 but fully intend to still do lots of living. Thanks to anyone who has the time to reply.