My story is still in it’s infancy but I have been feeling light-headed & I felt my vision was not quite as good as it has been earlier this year (I went for an eye test and my optician said that my prescription had changed so perhaps that explains that part of it). I decided to go to my GP on Thursday of this week, she did a full blood count and I got a call from the surgery the next day saying that I should come in for an urgent follow-up, which I did that same evening. I was presented with a Haemoglobin reading of exactly 18, RBC count of 6.35 & HCT of 0.523. I have Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease which elevates my liver function results on a relatively regular basis but they do go up and down. My Haemoglobin, HCT and RBC count has always been on the higher side of normal but has historically gone up and down one the years (since my liver has been monitored)
I was already concerned when she told me all of the above but then she proceeded to tell me that she thinks I probably have PV & has referred me to a haematologist for further tests in late December (there is only 1 private consultant where I stay and this is the first appointment he has available).
I suppose I am just looking to get other people’s stories on diagnosis/thoughts on my results as it seems like I am going to have a pretty long wait until I see the consultant!