After two weeks of blood tests and a bone marrow biopsy last week - I finally received the results back this morning from my specialist physician - unfortunately I have been diagnosed with MDS. So my journey of discovery and treatment begins.
In my search to better understand my condition I came across this forum and am grateful for the experiences and knowledge one finds on this forum.
Well that's it for now...
I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis, but you have come to a good and helpful place (i.e. this forum)! I wish you well on your journey.
I am sorry for the diagnosis, but glad you found the marrowforums. This site has been a great source of information and support over the 9 years that I have been dealing with MDS, transplant, and the various side effects of treatment.
Welcome! You're right - this is a great place to come for information and encouragement. I've been hanging around for 7 years now.
Do you know what type of MDS you have?
Good luck John. I also just got here.
I'm 66 years old and was diagnosed with low-risk MDS back in 2010.
Not sure what your particulars are age-wise and disease-wise. It really does make a difference. Some people go into drug therapy right away and are looking for bone marrow transplants, while others do the watching and waiting, getting regular blood tests done to monitor the progression of the disease.
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