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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

We're Back in Business

Thanks JT Webster for letting everyone know why everything went dark here for a wee while.

I'm back home, having finally been released from the hospital this afternoon. I was admitted quite suddenly on Wednesday with an extremely low platelet count. Turns out I have something called ITP or Indopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura which basically means a blood disorder of low platelets (the blood doesn't clot as it ought) due to an unknown cause.

After a bit of therapy my platelets are still low but no longer at critical levels, and I've been released back into the wide world.

So thanks everyone for your kind words and your patience. I hope to get the second part of my interview with TK online tomorrow, so do check back.


  1. Darn it, I lost the bet.
    Couldn't you go back into hospital for another day? It would really help me out.

    You can have half the cut, but I have to warn you - there's a teapot, a balloon and one kitten in the pot. And we split down the middle.

    Seriously though: Good to hear you're back, platelets and all.
    - Chris Green
    "Gulliotines can be used for fun, and profit."

  2. I promise it wasn't me that took the bet!

    Glad that you're home and slowly getting back to normal (whatever that is!) Perhaps you should ask Chris, he'll know all about 'normal'.

  3. I was back in for an out patient visit today and will be again tomorrow. Do you think that might count as an extra day Chris? Sorry that's the best I can do. ;P

  4. Due to a conspiracy of events the interview has been delayed again and, to be frank, I'm too tired to mess aground with it this late at night. I promise it'll be up by the end of the weekend.

  5. You have been exciting, and in all the wrong ways. Hope your body is sorting itself out. Best wishes xx