I was diagnosed in February this year after extensive blood tests, following a massive post op bleed. I'd had a knee arthroscopy due to a badly torn cartilage.
My consultant is unsure as to whether I have ET or PV, she thinks time will tell but I'm beginning to think I should ask for a bone marrow biopsy? My red cell count is 44 but she won't start venesection until it reaches 45, but again I've read that it's 42 in women and 45 in men. I'm suffering from extreme fatigue and shortness of breath, especially during the excessive heat recently. I've been a health fanatic my entire adult life and was prior to this in optimum health.