Hey guys curious Those who have had a splenectomy were you told if you got a...
Hope you feel better soon, Teegan :)
Temps over 38.5 or so can really suck, I had a stretch of that a few years ago and I was semi=delirious part of the time. Nothing to do with ITP though.
I will, thankyou.
Have you been in remission since yours?
Long story. I was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a blood cancer, in 2011. In 2012 I had a stretch of about a month of daily fevers that my doctor finally treated with indomethacin. It is a fairly common symptom of myelofibrosis. In Sept 2012 I had a stem cell transplant that cured the cancer, but caused a bout of ITP and AIHA that lasted about 6 months. My counts have been normal since about October 2013, so my ITP may just have been a one-time thing
I have to get to the ED with temperatures over 100. Every time that's been the case, my platelets have dropped lower than 10 and I've had to be admitted. I try hard not to get sick
Geez Doug, you were dragged through the coals a bit there. Glad you beat it all!!!! That would have been rough!!
Is that even after a splenectomy Virginia?
Yes, Teegan Giles. I think it's because of the splenectomy. However, I had that surgery in 2004 after 4 years of Win Rho, which stopped working. I had 8 years of blessed remission after surgery, until a nasty virus in '11 landed me in the hospital with count of 10. It's been downhill ever since, nothing I can tolerate but Nplate.
Oh wow, that really sucks.
At least there is a treatment that can help you when needed.
My fever has dropped this morning to just over normal but I am just coughing and coughing constantly now.
If the cough doesn't improve, maybe check with the doctor.
Yeah I will, see how it goes over the next couple of hours. If I move it gets worse.
u should see doc whenever u have a fever. tell them that u took something to bring it down
if u have fever, u have infection of some type