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    Thread: Good Thoughts

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      Good Thoughts

      I have been in crisis mode for an autoimmune disease called ITP since December. This is the second time in less than a year that I've been in such a position. When it happens, they start with prednisone. The next step is a chemotherapy drug called Rituximab. That's what worked for me the first crisis. My platelet count went back up to normal. The second time, my platelet count was lower (5-10 for 2 months) and absolutely nothing worked. I was on prednisone with no effect. I did Rituximab treatments with no effects. I tried a medication called Promacta with no effect. Then my platelet count dropped. I got an emergency referral to surgery to have my spleen removed. Before I could have surgery, I had to go thru IVIg treatments to bring my platelet count up so that surgery would be safe. I had surgery on the 22nd and am at home recovering now. My platelet count has gone up and I really hope it stays up. Continued good thoughts are much appreciated!

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      Wow, you've been through a lot! I hope things improve and stabilize and your recovery goes well.

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      Absolutely...all good thoughts from me to get yourself healthy. As we say for the dogs, hope your recovery will be uneventful from here on out!
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      I did have to giggle. Apparently anesthesia binds you up so. I've been watching my poops just like I do with the dogs ha ha ha!

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      Thats a lot, hoping that you return to your normal being.

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      Prayers for you.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Meeps83 View Post
      I did have to giggle. Apparently anesthesia binds you up so. I've been watching my poops just like I do with the dogs ha ha ha!

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      That sounds awful. Good wishes you get over this once and for all. I bet brushing Maverick is good, calming therapy.

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      Definitely sending prayers for complete recovery. Please keep us updated.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Snowshoe View Post
      That sounds awful. Good wishes you get over this once and for all. I bet brushing Maverick is good, calming therapy.
      It is. He just kind of sits there. Bear is a bit more wiggly. Plus you should've seen their faces when DH told them they couldn't sleep with us when I came home. That was love and devastation right there! Of course I have since caved, but they seem to know where mom is sore and to not be too crazy with me.

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