Hi - I have ITP and have been treated with Prednisone, Dapsone and IVIG intermittently for the past 3 years with no real success at getting my platelets above 50 000. My count is normally between 30 000 - 40 000 whilst on Prednisone - its lower when on no drugs. My doctor has recommended I get a splenectomy this year - I was wondering how others have faired post splenectomy? Is it easy to stay healthy? Did your count improve?