I saw my haem on Tuesday, and was surprised when she told me I have PV and not ET as I previously thought, stupid of me not to verify this with haem, but was so shell shocked at it all it never crossed my mind, but now I have got used to diagnosis I have had a long discussion and feel a lot happier. They are starting a new appointment system in this area (East Yorkshire) and I am wondering if other areas are using the system, and what you think about it.
It works like this :- 7/10 days before your appointment you have your blood taken at your GP surgery, the result is sent to your haem, at your appointment time you are rung by your haem, and your results are discussed along with anything else you wish to talk about, then your prescription is faxed to the chemist you usually use for you to collect. If it works as it should it will save so many visits to hospital and all the hastle that entails. This system is only for those whose results are stable.
Hope you'r all keeping well