I am 46 and was first diagnosed with ET in March 2016 I live in the UK. In March of 2017 my red blood cells were rising and diagnosis was changed to PV. I read lots of posts on the forum daily. Here's what frustrates me... I know that our disease is most common in older people, but I also know that it can be diagnosed at any age, the vast majority of posts I've seen mention medication as if we all get it, and hip replacements and all sorts of old age related stuff... can we please acknowledge that this disease is not only affecting older people. It would be most useful if we could mention our age and country of residence when posting on this forum. Thankyou. Rant over.