I was diagnosed with ET, JAX2 negative but CALR exon 9 sequencing positive. My platelet count was 813. I was commenced on 100mg aspirin. My GP picked up the high platelet count on a routine blood test after having frequent palpitations. After an ECG for my palpitations it was discovered I had a Left bundle branch block! It has turned out after a consultation with a cardiologist and a echocardiograph, I have an idiopathic Left BBB. It has been a real crazy year! one minute not a care in the world then everything changes in a minute. With my health in disarray, stress burn-out from personal problem's, I developed general anxiety! the most terrible thing I have ever in counted. Meditation and mindfulness helped tremendously! and thank goodness I feel I have come out the other end. I have now come off anti depressives and are feeling great. During this time I wasn't sure if my symptoms were ET or anxiety!!
I have had follow-up blood tests and next week see my haematologist. I will be very interested in the results. as now feeling far less stressed and feeling a lot calmer in general. My only symptoms I think are related to ET or could be the aspirin, is I seem to bruise a lot easier, so I am trying to be extra carful not to knock myself. I was surprised to read on MPD Voice a lot of young people are being picked up with ET. I am 63 so feel quite privileged.
MPD Voice has helped me come to terms with ET and I have a lot to look forward too. I remain very positive and enjoy each day to the fullest.
I will follow up next week after my visit to my haematologist.
Thank you all. Lyn