Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) and viruses
I was diagnosed with Essential Thrombocythemia a few months ago, and I’m positive for JAK 2. So far, I have a “mild” case (platelets are below 600) and currently taking only 2 low-dose aspirin a day. Since my diagnosis I’ve gotten 2 colds/viruses. The first one turned into pneumonia, and I’ve never had pneumonia in my life; I’m currently sick with another cold or virus and on day 6. I feel like it’s getting progressively worse each day instead of better. Is this because of the ET? Is this how every little illness is going to be from now on?