Diana Riley was diagnosed 17 years ago with and MPN at the age of 39. Originally she was misdiagnosed with ET but later was diagnosed with myelofibrosis. Diana’s MPN is currently under control, and she experiences no side effects. She feels very strongly about finding an MPN specialist for treatment, even if you have to travel. Diana is a registered nurse, and works as a diabetic educator. She has been married to her husband, Mark, for 38 years. They have three children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and working in the yard. Diana’s advice to others is "Don't be afraid. There is no need to make rash decisions. Do your research."