It’s Time to Say Thanks

- ITP, low platelet count, low Platelets, ITP disease, immune system disease, living with itp.

I just read a quote online that says ‘The only thing tough enough to beat you – is yourself’.  It was referring to the fact that with ITP and all autoimmune disorders; it is in fact our own bodies that are the problem.  It was a funny quote – but I really don’t think it is a constructive way to look at things.  I don’t think our bodies are trying to hurt us.  I don’t think our bodies are trying to make life difficult.

I genuinely believe that our bodies are trying to do what they think is best.  Our immune systems have just been a little bit misguided, but at least they haven’t given up on us all together.  Take your autoimmune disorder as a blessing – if you can – because our immune systems are trying to tell us that we are worth fighting for.

It’s time to say Thank you to your immune system for working so hard.

After all…It’s the thought that counts.

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

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