Welcome! Your story is encouraging to me. I was diagnosed 5q- a year ago at 47. So far I am managing well on Aranesp. I love hearing stories of people who have done well for so long. I am sure you will have a great deal to teach us relative newbies.
Diagnosed MDS-RA 5q- at age 47 (November 2006). Aranesp 2/07, good response.