ITP does not discrimate when it strikes its next victim. It affects the young and old, rich and poor all over the world. Dealing with this blood disorder is no easy task. The fear and frustration of not knowing where the roller coaster will take us next can be daunting.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

We are coming up on a new year now and my Christmas wish is for everyone to have love, good health, happiness and lots of platelets in 2013!

What is your Christmas wish? 

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Please share your Christmas wish....


  1. This is from Ros Bryan:
    As I've grown older, my first thought is for my children's happiness, but the one thing i know for sure is their happiness depends on mine, and my husbands. Too create that, inner peace, our whole extended family and friends are vital. Lol, and sparkly things for my 11 yo daughter :)))

  2. I realy don't have a "Christmas Wish". I will tell you that all three of my Grandsons do have a wish, and that is that Grandpa Hap hang around for a while. Its their wish so I take the drugs that my body HATES, and go thru the treatments, whatever they may be. They want me around so I fight! If not for them & my Lady Donna I would have given up this fight some time ago.

    1. The love from your grandsons and Donna will keep you going for a long time to come, Hap!

  3. My wish is for all the Dr's who think ITP is just a #'s game to win, Would have to Live with it for a year so they would understand that this is more then a blood disorder and A #'s game to win that this is a life changing event Our Quality of life has forever been changed due to the treatments and this condition. Just a year for them.... I myself have a life sentence. Stephanie O'Quinn

  4. Very well said, Stephanie. I agree with you 100%!

  5. I hope in 2013 I learn more about ITP.
    Mine only started in July last year. I am a healthy 38 year old, and it came out of the blue....Bruises, nose bleds. A painful bone marrow biopsy.
    My Platlets have plummeted twice below 20. But have recovered to 80 -100. My last count in December was finally normal at 153, but I am bruising up again, so assume its coming back.

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