I wish I had good news. However, my anemia is continuing to worsen rapidly (my hematocrit is now 23, so I have about 1/2 have the blood that I had one year ago) and we don’t know why. I can’t imagine how someone could feel worse and still be alive. My plans for physical rehab and exercising is out the window as it takes all my strength to go from one room to another. I’m in great need for a transfusion as soon as I can get a hold of my hematologist. But that will only give temporary relief of my symptoms. We never saw this coming, especially with no clear answers. I remain quite discouraged and just shy of feeling hopeless in this marathonic journey.
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J. Michael Jones is married to Denise and is the father of five successful adult children, scattered around Washington state and Minnesota. He had a 38-year career as a physician associate, until he was forced into retirement by multiple myeloma in 2019. During his career, he waw a headache specialist at Mayo Clinic, and in the pacific northwest, and worked as a generalist in a variety of locations overseas, including Abu Dhabi, Oman, Cyprus, Egypt, Pakistan twice, Nepal, and Afghanistan's Khyber Pass. He has always loved to think and write, publishing seven books and countless journal articles. After retirement he has focused on his fiction writing including his coming book, The Stones of Yemen. View more posts