Becky VanNoy, of Aurora, Colorado, was diagnosed in 2008 at the age of 51 with essential thrombocythemia (ET) after a routine blood test with her primary care physician. She was referred to a hematologist that treated her with the standard treatment for several years. Over the years, and after changing hematologists and treatments a few times, her condition was managed well, but her platelets hovered right above the normal range. She also experienced fatigue and headaches, which may be unrelated as she’s dealt with migraines for most of her adult life. When her insurance changed, Becky asked for a hematologist referral from her new primary care doctor and she was matched with Lindsey Lyle, a nurse practitioner specializing in MPNs at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Lindsey has since changed Becky’s treatment and, for the past year, her platelets are staying in check. Becky feels well and knows that she is receiving great care. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband of over 40 years, seeing movies and concerts, along spending time with friends and family.