Friday, November 14, 2008


After 110 days I finally said goodbye to prednisone, the medication that boosted my platelets up and saved my life. My platelets are finally deemed normal enough to warrant a chance to do things on its own. For those unfamiliar with Thrombocytopenia, what happens with my platelets is that for some unknown reason, my body has developed antibodies against its own platelets. So when the blood is sent to the spleen for filtering, instead of just filtering out the bad stuff, the good platelets also gets the ax. Thus causing abnormally low platelet counts.

Yesterday I went to see Dr. Rudy again and we had our usual blood tests. For the 2nd time around, no blood came out of the syringe! ouch! The med tech had to fan the needle a bit (double ouch!) to catch the right vein. 2 hours of waiting later (dr. rudy had a bone marrow event), i came out smiling from ear to ear. Count was at 190,000.

So its goodbye prednisone. I hope this would be the final goodbye.. but if not, i hope we don't meet for a very very long time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi. I found your blog while searching for Dr.Rudy Yeoh. My wife's platelet went up to >1,000,000 mm3 (normally its 150,000 to 450,000). We were recommended by other doctor but we tried to call Glenneagles at Jalan Ampang and yet, couldn't get in touch with him. May I know which Hospital you went to see Dr Rudy?
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Thank you