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Numbers 2

What comes next in this series 11, 10, 22, 44, 44, 30? I have no idea but will find out in due course. In the meantime the number that interested me last week was 42650. 761 more words

Life In General

Sport Purple for Platelets Day

Autoimmune diseases occur when the body attacks normal, healthy parts of the body. One type of autoimmune disease is immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). A person is diagnosed with ITP if their platelet count is lower than 100,000/microliter of blood and has no other reasons for low counts. 356 more words


Results from blood tests - The good, the bad and well that's pretty much it.

Hi All. Time passes swiftly and it’s been nearly two months since I posted. I struggle to find the time at points to do this, so service will likely be once a month or so From now on, sometimes more if i have the time, Grace willing. 814 more words

Health Update - And ITP Awareness Month

Awareness campaigns make me uncomfortable. Usually I am on the receiving end, but now I’m in the middle. They make me, the subject of the awareness, feel like a door-to-door salesman for my own illness. 367 more words


A new word

When we were on holiday I wondered whether I would have anything to say to keep my blog going. Yep, looks like it won’t be a problem. 847 more words

Other Health Issues

Why has my hospitalized patient with head and neck cancer developed thrombocytosis few days following surgery?

An acute rise in platelet count is not uncommon among hospitalized patients and may be related to several factors, including “tissue damage” from a surgical procedure, infection, and acute blood loss1.  190 more words