I tested positive for covid in November and ended up in the hospital for a couple weeks. Not necessarily for covid but what it exposed. When they admitted me to the hospital, they took a blood test and discovered my platelets and red blood cells were “shredded” as the doctor described it. I ended up having 4 blood transfusions in the hospital. I have had 2 units of blood and 2 units of platelets in the past week or so, I have another blood transfusion in the morning. They did a bone marrow biopsy, and I got the results of that this morning. I have been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) with excessive blasts (High Risk). My doctor has put in a urgent referral to University of Washington and now we wait for an appointment. My doctor said her job now will be to monitor my blood and schedule me for transfusions as needed. Not sure where this will lead but prayers and good thoughts are welcome.
I would like to add how important it is to donate blood. Right now, they are keeping me alive with transfusions. Please donate blood thru the Red Cross is you are able. Someone’s life is depending on it.