For Patients and Parents living with ITP,
There is so much information available about the medical problems of immune thrombocytopenia. Written by doctors and professionals, it’s difficult to read and even harder to decipher. Medical journals and scientific papers never address the questions you actually want answers to – What is it like to live with ITP? How can I still live my life? What will it feel like now that I have ITP?
HOW TO HEAL A BRUISE was inspired by Meghan Brewster’s most popular ITP articles.
HOW TO HEAL A BRUISE includes stories from Meghan’s ITP Journey, some of the latest ITP research and advice for living a life with ITP. This book is comprehensive yet easy read; from a person who actually has ITP.
About the Author, Meghan Brewster
Meg was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia when she was 22 years old. She struggled to read dense medical journals and scholarly articles to learn more about her ITP. What was missing from the ITP conversation was information from other patients, about what immune thrombocytopenia was really like.
In 2012, Meg set up ITPANDME. Three years later, it’s one of the largest ITP blogs in the world. Meg has been writing about ITP for more than 6 years, has heard hundreds of patient stories and answered many questions about ITP life from patients and parents.
HOW TO HEAL A BRUISE is an honest account of her journey with ITP, as well as practical advice for living with ITP and information from some of her most popular articles.
This book takes you through the stages of ITP from coming to terms with your diagnosis to finally accepting and thriving with ITP, what to expect while living with ITP and how to make sure it doesn’t take over your life. An honest and informative account of living with an autoimmune disease.
Praise for How to Heal a Bruise
The book includes lots of ITP information such as, the science, history, tips and guides, alongside strong emotional support. It is now my own ITP Bible! I could not recommend it more highly! FULL REVIEW HERE from Katie Meloy
Beyond being a book documenting scientific and medical information, is the personal experience of Megan Brewster after seven years of living with this blood disorder and is enriched in fourteen chapters…I didn’t know what to expect on How To Heal A Bruise, then simply I couldn’t stop reading. FULL REVIEW HERE from Laura
‘My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find many of your post’s to be just what we are looking for.’ Andy USA
‘Thank you for your thoughts…they’ve helped me with finding perspective in our reality.’ Jenny Australia
‘Love the way you write. Meg, you made me chuckle.’ Bron Australia
‘Thank you for writing this, it will surely help the newbies.’ Padma, India
- The History of Immune Thrombocytopenia.
- Practical Diet and Lifestyle advice.
- Pregnancy and Babies with ITP
- Advice on Natural Therapies and alternative medicine.
- Possible Isolation and Depression from an ITP diagnosis.
- Covering up Bruises, tips for healing and hiding bruises.
- First aid tips and tricks for around the home.
- ITP fears and how to overcome them.
- A Huge list of References – Meg’s favourite blogs, books and ITP Resources.