Saturday, October 01, 2011

More medical

The clinical nurse specialist at King’s tells me that I have myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS, as well as the myeloproliferative  (MPD) already mentioned. MDS has a number of subdivisions (see, of which RARS-t in the WHO classification seems to match the symptoms best. This has the best prognosis of the lot, with an average life expectancy of 3-5 years. The article doesn’t say how long patients can expect to continue functioning more or less normally.

Its a mystery why the consultant didn't mention this when I saw her the Friday before last.

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