THE UNSUCCESSFUL SUCCESS STORY OF AN ITP PATIENT
I tried to stay away from regular use of steroids as much as possible. But like with any chronic disorder, medication is inevitable. And to think that 8 months ago, I was going about my normal life thinking I was healthy as a horse and all the while my immune system was planning an attack on my own platelets.
Although it is not like it sprang on me all of a sudden. Come to think of it, there were some signs of platelet disorder way early.
I guess it all started with the bruises. For 5 years, I thought they were just bruises. Random. I mean, you get a little round purple bruise on your leg every month or so, you don’t really worry about it. You give some lame explanation like: “maybe it’s the hormones from my menstrual cycle” or “maybe I just bumped into something and did not realise”.
About a year and a half ago, I noticed that the bruises were getting bigger and more frequent, which scared me a little but the bruises sort of faded away in a few days. Continue reading