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My TTP Story

Here is my TTP story that I submitted to https://www.answeringttp.org.  If you, or someone you know has TTP, please have them check out this website.   1,078 more words


An Hours Donation

At the blood donor centre in Manchester, I had many people (both nurses and the donors themselves) asking me why I chose to give blood for the first time. 597 more words


Little Update

Ah, the sweet taste of “You’re done with physical therapy” doughnuts.
“Good grief, Kelley,” I hear you say, “Do you have doughnuts to celebrate everything… 538 more words

Greetings from the Other Side!

Day 155! New Year, new you, and all that jazz. Except, no, for real. More realer than most.

Major update #1- I got a job! As a NICU RN which is basically my dream job and the exact job I have been lusting after since the hot second I decided to move back to NY. 1,157 more words

Save Lives Every Day Through Blood Transfusions

While humanity is well aware of the universal existence of blood transfusions, make note of a few details that may augment life threatening situations. Did you know that blood can be broken down into its components during the transfusion and only the platelets or plasma could be transfused besides whole blood? 580 more words


So...A Lot can Happen in 2.5 years

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to 2015! Bet you can’t guess what one of my resolutions to myself is, given that it’s been about 2.5 years since the last time that I wrote on this blog? 776 more words

Day +15

Disheartening but not unexpected

WBC:0.68,  Hb:79, PLT:59,  NEUTS:0.57

I couldn’t help but feel really disappointed today as I looked at my blood results, I expected my neutrophils to drop but not right down to 0.57. 447 more words