42 years old. Husband and Father of a 3 and 11 year old girls.
Went to the doctor because I had been feeling extremely fatigued. My primary care doctor took two different blood tests. He came back and said my RBC and HCT were high and I was JAK2 Negative. He asked me to start taking low dose aspirin and he wanted me to see a Hematologist. They performed more tests and I received the results online. My RBC and HCT are still high. I go back January 8th for my results.
I have been reading WAY too much about PV but still unsure about what I am reading. I found the (attached) tonight and worry that PV is going to shorten my life. I have a beautiful family and do not want them to have to go through losing me when they will need me the most.
So is PV going to end my life sooner than I want?
Has anyone went on long term disability because of the symptoms?
My symptoms are extreme fatigue, brain fog, can’t concentrate some days, weakness in my hands, slight headaches and some itching.
Looking for answers.......
James - from Ohio