I have had ITP for around 20 years. I was being tested for other things when I was diagnosed. (Count of 20) I have had a hysterectomy an a couple of smaller operation besides that requiring general anaesthetic. I am always tested prior to any op and my consultant has said as long as I have a count of 40 or above the op can go ahead without medication.
I occasionally have the pop prick bruising (usually in the summer when it's hot) and do bruise very easily. However I've only ever taken prednisone once and as far as I'm concerned it's a nuisance having to be aware But I don't think about it too much.
I decide when I need a blood test I don't see a consultant anymore my GP oversees the condition.
I know I'm one of the lucky ones but hopefully not the only one.
Chin up everyone 👍😊