by: Donna McBroom-Theriot/ @MyBookofStories Follow @MyBookofStories One of my sisters took my mother to have a test run at the hospital this week. It was either a nerve test or a brain test. It escapes me at this moment. We already know she has nerve so that may not have been the test. Then, after you look at the picture below, you will see why it must have…"If I only had a brain…"
Can you be diagnosed with two rare blood disorders?Apparently, you can. On Tuesday of this week, I had a doctor’s appointment with my oncologist. Just the fact that I now call him “my” oncologist is a little unnerving. He added a second rare blood disorder to my original diagnosis of Essential Thrombocythemia. He attached Polycythemia Vera to my blood disorders. Essential Thrombocythemia causes the bone marrow to produce too many blood platelets. Polycythemia Vera is an elevated red blood cell count. One of first courses…"Two rare blood disorders?"
It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means! Here is this week’s question. Truth? or Dare? What are you hoping for? (Hoping, not trying to make happen.) I am hoping for my blood platelet count to stabilize and quit fluctuating and increasing. (I have Essential Thrombocythemia; my blood marrow makes too many platelets.) (Only God can make that happen.) Thank you all for participating."Thursday – Where Truth is the Dare"
March 4, 2012 Last week, although it seems like so much longer, I was diagnosed with Essential Thrombocythemia, an uncommon disorder where the blood marrow produces too many blood platelets. The exact cause is unknown (and doesn’t that just make you feel better). I went to the oncologist thinking I would get a simple diagnosis and a simple fix – like you’re too fat, go on a diet; or you…"Sunday's From the Heart – Sometimes when life gives you lemons, do you make lemonade or do you just throw ‘em away?"