How to Heal A Bruise, An ITP Book

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For Patients and Parents living with ITP,

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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.

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About the Author, Meghan Brewster

meghan brewster, author, how to heal a bruise, itp blood disorderMeg 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.

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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

Features

  • 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.

by Meg

Meghan Brewster is a writer and blogger. She is an ITP patient and launched ITP&Me in 2011. She is a coffee lover and a try hard dancer. @meghan_brewster

6 thoughts on “How to Heal A Bruise, An ITP Book

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    Marti michaelson says:

    I have bruises on my lower legs that refuse to leave. Have had some four years. Would be nice to know how to replenish the skin under the bruise with new collagen. I have had ITP for nine years and have tried so many things on the bruises, i.e., sage tea, vita K clarifying cream, vitamin a&he oil, arnica, honey, papaya peel and many more—– plus lightening lotion. Nothing has worked thus far.

    • Meg says:

      Oh I’m so sorry to hear that. I must be very lucky indeed then to be so responsive to Vitamin D. All I could guess with replenishing the skin with new collagen would be to make sure you are getting as much as possible in your diet? Avocados, Turkey, Soy products and Omega 3. We eat a lot of bone broth and stock in our house so receive a lot of collagen from the bone marrow. That sounds gross when I write it down.

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    Kimberly McBeth says:

    My name is Kim MeBeth. I started an organization called ITP Matters. I am doing 2 events each year to raise awareness for ITP. I would love to have you come to an event and help ITP’ERS in PA to know they are not alone. Please contact me at 717-658-3017. Thank you. I would love to help spread information about your Book and your resources

    • Meg says:

      Oh Kim, I would love to come to ITP events, however I am currently in Australia! So perhaps not at this moment. What about next year!

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    Joan says:

    I have ITP, My platelets dropped to 9000 a few weeks ago. They are telling me this is an autoimune disease that I have had since birth. I am in 35 mg of prednisone and I keep telling the dr. that sometimes when I hit a wall. I start to slur my words, get dizzy, I lose vision in my right eye and blurred vision in my left. I shake so bad that If I try to drink something I spill it. Dr.’s keep telling me this is all apart of being on Prednisone. People tell me they think I am having a stroke when it happens. I am calling to dr. to insist I go to a neorulogist. Does any one else have these issues?

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