Hi. I'm a 67 year old bloke who thought he was hale and healthy, until,..........
My journey started with a suspected coronary in April 2017 (pains in chest left arm etc) which turned out to be nothing. However my GP identified hypertension, which came as quite a surprise and decided to run blood tests, which identified high platelet levels - high 500's - which increased with each test. A visit to a consultant haematologist quickly diagnosed ET, which was confirmed by a positive JAK2 mutation from the DNA test.
I'm now on hydroxycarbamide (450mg per week), which I seem to be tolerating well. So far so good.
It's great to have access to this forum and I look forward to communicating with fellow sufferers.