Wednesday, July 3, 2013


I was at the clinic earlier this afternoon to see if the Vitamin B12 was helping my low blood platelet count. Now my hematologist thinks I have ITP, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, an autoimmune disease. I was hoping to find out that the tests he had done showed I had pernicious anemia, which means my body has trouble absorbing Vitamin B12, causing the platelet level to drop. That is not the case. It looks like my spleen is destroying my platelets. I am having a blood marrow biopsy at the end of July. And of course my hernia surgery isn't going to happen for a long time, as my platelets are only up to 70,000 after Vitamin B12 injections.


mxtodis123 said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'll be having a lung and thyroid biopsy about the same time. We have to be strong, my friend. Know that I am here for you.

Leanne said...

Oh Julie, you know my thoughts and good wishes are with you, please keep in touch and take strength in trying times from friendship.

blessings, leanne x

Anonymous said...

Dear Julie, Wishing you the best of luck with all this and sending healing thoughts this way. I've lived with autoimmune illnesses since I was a teen, so I know how it goes.

Lots of hugs,


WOL said...

Hang in there, lady!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Good thoughts coming your way - you really do deserve to catch a break these days - hang in there.

J C said...

Julie girl, I haven't visited in awhile so I scrolled and read what I missed. Ouch...I am so sorry you have been through so much. You know I will say a prayer for you and cross my fingers and think good thoughts..all that stuff. My mother taught me "I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man with no feet". It's time I stopped crying. Be strong and I am sending you cyber hugs.

Mary said...

Thinking of you often dear Julie - hoping you are doing much better. Are you still expecting to have the biopsy end of this month?

So sorry you are going through all this. Stay strong and know we are holding you close in thought and wishing you better days ahead.

Hugs -Mary

Anonymous said...

Hello Julie

Just wondering how you are and sending you best wishes and lots of love and kisses honey.
I am so sorry life has been rotten to you recently with the loss of your dear husband Dan and your poor health. My thoughts and prayers are with you Julia ,I am sure I speak on the behalf {If I may} that many people throughout the world are wishing you well and are in the thoughts of many people as well as me. You are not forgotten . Thank you for your wonderful and inspiring blog that I continue to check regularly. I wish you well, take care and love to you and your daughter and family xxxx Christine Southgate

Horace said...