I'm sitting here in my hospital bed researching ITP. I had been getting bruising on my arms for about two weeks, and when I finally saw I had a swollen bruised foot (from hitting my foot on something), I decided to go in yesterday to see my doctor. Doctor gets some routine labs. 5pm comes, and an advice nurse calls me and tells me they want me in the ER. My doctor calls a little while after and tells me my evening visit to the hospital would be a few days long. My count was 8,000. No other symptoms besides the bruising and the little red dots on my legs that I hadn't noticed. This morning I was at 10,000, and a couple hours later they put me on prednisone.
I guess what I'm asking is, what can I expect from here? How will my life change? is this curable? Doctor here says often steroids can cure you completely, but reading many of these posts, it seems it's not entirely true.
Funny thing is, I'm O- and used to donate platelets.