Well, after months of not really knowing, my beautiful wife Joyce has a confirmed diagnosis. Her BMB taken 24 days ago quote "shows early changes, with reticulin fibrosis of her bone marrow, but lots of normal haemopoiesis still remains"
She really is doing remarkably well, considering what she has been through since May the 1st. Her platelets react so quickly to Anagrelide, and though they have been up as high as 2000, and as low as 60, they are now around normal, though a bit more tweaking will be needed. The hemo has said that being without her spleen is a bit of a blessing, as it makes for a simpler therapy, though it has to be more accurate. Joyce is still being treated for her Portal vein thrombosis, now with warfarin, and has no symptoms of it. The large hematoma (thanks to a very poor nurse, and the fact Wales NHS does not license injecting heparin anywhere other than the abdomen!!) in her abdomen wall is slowly dissipating. White and red cells all seem either normal or close to it. And she has regained most of the weight she lost,
May I take this opportunity to thank all that have showed an interest in her welfare over the past few months