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Platelet Counts – Normal

February 10, 2011 2 comments

My last examination on Jan 21st, 2011 produced positive results. My platelet counts was at normal level. After been taken off the Interferon alpha treatment for almost 6 months, my platelet counts were pretty stable. I am now currently under observation by my haematologist every 2-3 months to ensure that it is indeed stable. I did asked my haematologist if there is any possibility that I was misdiagnosed since my platelet counts were stable and have not been elevated for about six months now. He confirmed and no doubt that I am suffering from this ET blood disorder. According to him, it is possible for certain patients that the platelets will be stable at a certain time and “might” elevate again later on. Hence, I will be put on observations once every 2-3 months.

It has been a year now and this month (Feb) marks the anniversary of my diagnosis last year in 2010. I do hope that my condition will stabilise and maintain the current positive outlook for years to come.

I just came back from a 10-day trip to Kolkata and Varanasi (India). My visit gave me a broader perspective of life and allow me to understand how fortunate we are living in a developed nation with proper healthcare, good living conditions, proper infrastructure, clean air and water, good transportation and governance. Living conditions in these places that I’ve visited in 10 days could be better. Poverty, cleanliness and hygiene are still an issue to be curbed and I do hope that the nation will take them seriously. I do hope that the nation will have a long-term plan to address these issues.

– Bryan –

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