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The life of tiny platelets

This entry was posted on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: youtube, random, itp, health

A low platelet count means I’m on rest orders from the doctor. My foster daughter is spending the night at a friend’s house. I’m too cheap to pay for cable so I’m watching The Godfather for the gazillionth time. Which means I’m a bit bored silly at the moment.

I’m also totally obsessed with my blood disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, right now. Which seems to happen any time my counts are lower than 50. (Normal is 150-400; mine are generally around 60-80.)

So, to entertain myself I searched ‘platelets’ in YouTube. And I found a series of three really corny animated videos that I thought I’d share with you.

Apologies about going on and on about platelets. I promise to knock it off as soon as mine get back to ‘my’ idea of normal. (Soon, I hope!) In the mean time, you can bore yourself and your children with lessons in human clot creation! (Yay!)



I really hope you are feeling better soon. I was going to suggest that you find someone to help with the Kid, but if she’s off at a friend’s then that’s great. You really do need to stick to bed rest and get yourself better.

Take care

by Rebecca at 7:40am (GMT) on January 15th, 2011

We got groceries in yesterday so that I could rest all weekend. I hadn’t planned on a Friday night sleep over, but did figure she’d be out playing all day today. And she has visits with her mom on Sunday and Monday (it’s a 3-day weekend) so I will have long stretches of kid-free time all weekend.

The hard part with resting is that as my cold improves I start to feel antsy and want to do something, but I can’t. And it’s difficult to sit around doing nothing when you want to do something.

Am resting. I promise!!

by Just Frances at 5:07pm (GMT) on January 15th, 2011

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