Greetings and Salutations,
My name is Kim and I currently live in Devon.
I was born in Yorkshire many moons ago and spent the majority of my life in Cape Town, South Africa. My husband who was born on the Isle of Wight, myself and our two adult sons returned home to England in January this year. The boys live in London, we tried it for 6 months and happily moved to the country in August. We absolutely love it here. After years of living in an increasingly unsafe and uncertain environment in SA, it is an absolute pleasure to be back home
I'm not sure at this point what if any MPN I have, currently going through the process of elimination process after finding my platelets were high (all other bloodwork is fine) and on the increase during a routine blood test when I signed up at the new practice in my hometown here in Devon.
I saw the hematologist yesterday, they have found me to be JAK2 and CALR negative. They are no running additional tests on blood work taken yesterday - not sure what they are testing for this time, but based on those results if nothing shows up there I will have to have a bone marrow test Really not looking forward to that!
Medically I have had a crazy three years, so on one hand I'm hoping they find something to explain all the symptoms and on the other hand I am just hoping I can write it all off to perimenopause.... in a perfect world I guess.
I look forward to being part of this community