Thank you for the reply, here are the answers to your questions.
I am a 54 year old person with no related family history. My hemoglobin level is 9.9 g/dl. Blood tests and bone marrow biopsy results are normal with normal bleeding time. I had Chinese acupuncture done, which has relieved the chronic pain and bowel problems. I never underwent any transfusions. I am having pain on my left side, right under the ribs that caused shoulder pain. So, I have asked for an endoscopy and colonoscopy as well. I am so tired of being weak and dizzy and I do have inflammatory problems. I eat a diet high in green foods and whole food vitamins. But no matter what I eat, I still stay overweight.