So, I was diagnosed with ITP October 2014. Ever since I have had a single figure platelet count, proving non responsive to pred, IVIG, elmotrobag, romniplostim, rituximab, MMF.
My options now are to have my spleen removed. I have requested an indium scan but been told that I do not have enough platelets to scan so this is not an option. I am really confused about whether to go ahead with the spleen removal or not, as it is unclear as to whether my platelets are being destroyed in my liver or spleen. One top consultant I have seen has said that another option would be to live carefully with a platelet count of 3, however I am 34 with four children under 6, and in limbo with where I stand with my life as an active mummy and career as a police officer. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thank you xx