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|Post 26 - By: Kris - Post Date: 10/29/2011|
|I contracted TTP HUV when i was 8. Blood in my urine, renal failure diseased spleen, coma and seizures, severe headache, Severe anemia etc. My recovery post the splenectomy was rapid.This was in 1961. In 2008 just before my 54th birthday i had a heart attack and received a stent.Which almost certainly is TTP HUS related. In October this year (2011) i was diagnosed with 35% use of my kidneys. Down 15% in three years from 50% in 2008. I am taking BP and Cholesterol medication and Ecotrin a high dose of aspirin to thin my blood. I live/lived a healthy physically active life, but am under siege at the moment. I have been given, by a renal physician, 8 to 12 years before my health (kidney related) will be seriously compromised.I have recently been placed on a diet low in potassium and cholesterol friendly. Even so I feel afraid.Being so young at the time I didnt register how seriously ill i was and that there would be repercussions later in my life. My parents divorced about a year after my TTP/HUS and i guess it and whatever pointers doctors had given were lost in the aftermath of their break up. Looking back over my life I can see that i have always had memory problems and difficulty concentrating. And have been knocked over by flu episodes. Where other people can work and be active, flu takes me to bed. It persists. Every 5 years i have a pneumonia vaccination.If any TTP HUS recoverees have any tips i would be glad to receive them. Thank you for this forum. Kris, Cape Town, South Africa
|Post 27 - By: Trish - Post Date: 10/18/2011|
|Thanx 4 site..I,a nurse, looking to up my platelet count due to chemo=reduction count of 66! wondered what could be ingested/supp to help..saw what can be avoided only.
|Post 28 - By: Henry Cavanagh - Post Date: 10/14/2011|
|I am a platelet donor. Seems your platelet page has a slight error. It states that both red cells and platelets are the most numerous in the blood. Looks like red from the numbers you give. Which is it...? Perhaps you should read that page and see if I perhaps misunderstood...thanks for the info
|Post 29 - By: Erica Brooks - Post Date: 10/12/2011|
|This was very helpful for me. I was diagnosed in September 2010. My platelets dropped one year later,(October 2011). Just restared treatment. I am looking to read and understand more about my condition.
|Post 30 - By: Debra Mitchell - Post Date: 9/21/2011|
|I have had a platelet count of 37,000 my Dr. called me today and told me my platelet count was up.....I feel like it's a miracle because I have not taken anything for my platelets....I am greatful for websites like these...They give me hope!
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