Good afternoon my MPN family. I went to the consultant yesterday for results of my MRI scan on my brain (they found one by the way and everything was okay). I saw someone who I have never seen before who told me my ferrous levels were low and wanted to prescribe me iron! My jaw fell to the floor. I told him "You do realise that Iron increases red blood cell count and that I was on medication and venous sections to reduce the count". He looked trifely embarrassed while I look stunned.
Today I saw the pain management consultant who went on and on about controlling pain through the mind and that depression exacerbates pain. I had to stop him mid flow and I told him about all my fellow sufferers on this site and that joint pain is commonplace for sufferers of MPN disorders. I am really tired of doctors brushing my pain aside because they don't know the cause. Bloody believe me when i tell you that we DO suffer pain as part of this condition. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rant over xx