Tips on How to treat your Chronically Ill Friend

10 Tips on How to Treat the Chronically Ill MPN Patient

Publisher’s Note I discovered the article “10 Tips of How to be a Friend to a Chronically Ill Sufferer” on Facebook and found it to be relevant for many MPN patients.  I asked Mary McGregor, the author, if I could feature it on PV Reporter and she agreed.  I like her self-described “rant” style, it […]

Chronic Illness – A Physician’s View of Patients

doctor treating polycythemia vera

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms are Chronic Illnesses Though rarely discussed in terms of Chronic Illness, MPNs most definitely fit the bill.  Having a chronic illness, especially one that involves pain, fear and many unknowns, is concerning not only for patients but also the doctors who care for us.  One doctor offers his perspective on what it is […]

Well You Don’t Look Sick

MPN patients look fine

A Phrase Commonly Heard by MPN Patients by David Wallace Isn’t it amazing how well we look?  In a group gathering of MPN patients you will see very few wheelchairs, walkers, canes, portable oxygen tanks or other medical devices required for daily living.  Behind the facade of  “well-appearing” individuals, we silently suffer from a long […]

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