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Around Christmas time about two years ago, I had to get bloodwork done for a reason I don’t remember. When the results came back, I had to go to the hospital. I wasn’t too sure about what was going on, but my doctor had said I was at high risk for a stroke at the moment. And so I went.

I was diagnosed with what’s called idiopathic thrombocytopenia.

We’re going to shorten it to ITP for the remainder of this article.

What this means is that my antibodies mistake my platelets, the cell fragments responsible for blood clotting, for little foreign invaders and attack them. My bone marrow…


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Maybe you had a dream that left you feeling like you should call your mom today. You call her, and it turns out she had a terrible week and really needed to hear your voice. Or, a bad feeling you had about someone turned out to be right. They’re not as great of a person as everyone says they are. Maybe you took the long way to work instead of the faster route for no reason at all, only to find out that an accident occurred on the faster route that day. …

Lexi M

A twenty-year-old psychology student who writes in her spare time.

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