I’ve Done Something Bad…

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I’ve done something really bad.

But it is done, so I may as well tell you what I did.

It all started two weeks ago when I dropped my son off at daycare. I left him in the capable arms of a kind woman.This kind woman cares for my son every Wednesday, and every Wednesday when I go to pick him up, I’m reassured he had the happiest, most wonderful day ever.

But two weeks ago, when I picked him up from daycare, my son was sick.

In what could only be described as a Poonami (Thank you Mander!) I spent the next week cleaning sheets, changing nappies, wiping up vomit and holding him close as he struggled with a tummy bug. He was sad, a little clingy and lost weight.

What I didn’t do, however, was take any of my medication.

A whole week. I just forgot.

I’ve been taking it every day for more than 8 years, and then suddenly I forgot. My body is addicted to it. My doctors are petrified about what would happen if I were to stop suddenly.

And then I did.

When I realized what I’d done I rushed to my medication and grabbed a glass of water, ready to take the tablet. Then something stopped me. What if I didn’t take it? What if I went just a little longer?

I had come this far, what was the harm in pushing it out a little longer?

I felt ok, I hadn’t had any terrible bruising. I wasn’t bleeding. I didn’t seem to be in adrenal failure. I was doing ok. I held the little tablet in my hand and wondered…

I knew my body needed a break from the medication, everyone agreed with that. But everyone was concerned about what would happen. It was too risky, my doctors told me. I also knew pregnancy and hormonal changes can have a huge effect on autoimmune disorders.

I decided I would wait another week. I needed a blood test and a plan. I went to the blood test centre (What are they called? Collection place?) to check my platelets.

In two weeks, without taking anything, my platelets have fallen from 52 to 41. Not bad really…

Tomorrow I have an appointment with my doctor to confess what I’ve done and have another platelet count. I’ll let you know how it goes.

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

2 thoughts on “I’ve Done Something Bad…

  1. consultation@lupus-trust.net'
    Dr. Johann Menser says:

    Many diseases have a certain cause. Very many diseases exist only since industrialization, which has a reason.
    All these so-called civilization diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, asthmatic diseases, skin diseases, allergies, diabetes and many more and above all cancer, are generated by the chemical industry and especially by the pharmaceutical industry, which belongs to the chemical industry.
    My name is Dr. Johann Menser, I work voluntarily for the Dayeng Foundation in the Philippines. The Foundation was founded by Professor L. Dayeng 12 years ago and is a therapeutic center for the most common diseases of the modern age. In particular, the Dayeng Foundation offers a successful cancer therapy. The Foundation is therefore located in the Philippines because the particular climate is very beneficial for successful therapy. Of course, we are attacked by the pharmaceutical industry and the other beneficiaries of this system. But of course, we will also be hostile to people who are in this matrix and are only informed about the mainstream media. Especially to answer unqualified comments from this corner, here the hint that we have not made any business out of helping sick people. All physicians and therapists work without pay, so Volunteering. In contrast to many alternative providers you can find on youtube, for example, Facebook & Co.. That is why this text is not a promotional text for a profitable business, because we do not make any profit from the disease. But we do not only help, we also try to educate people and above all sick people about the machinations of a system that unscrupulously kills people, over 12 millions every year.
    We differ from so-called “alternative providers” whose exclusive interest is in the profit and sell such things as sample books, DVD’s, so-called food supplements that do not raise any value, and much more. There are many websites which, at first appearance, want to enlighten. Looking more closely, however, one often finds that these “enlightenment” just want to sell something. An example: An American dermatologist had criticized the negative effects of so-called skin care products and also presented the evidence for the damaging effects of these lotions and creams. This is, of course, correct and praiseworthy, but on closer inspection, it could be established that this dermatologist only used the arguments to sell his own nursing series. He had, however, pointed out that his care products are purely natural, but he had simply forgotten to mention that natural substances without preservatives are conterminated after a short time. However, its products have a rather long shelf life, do you notice something? One should therefore always be skeptical, if someone wants to enlighten, but sells something, that does not then differ from dangerous mass products. It is, in very many cases, simply avarice.

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