I'm beginning to accept ITP and everything that goes along with it.
I am a 3 sport high school athlete and was told that I can't play sports right now.
Lacrosse is my main sport and I am a goalie and luckily enough they said it is safe to play lacrosse because I have a helmet on therefore lessening the risks of hitting my head and having internal bleeding. I can't play field hockey and they told me today that they don't think I will be able to play volleyball. ITP causes changes of lifestyle but I don't want it to start changing me. I decided that I am not going to let it define me. A bit of advice for the teens being newly diagnosed.
It gets easier. Right now it may not seem like it will but trust me. It will. If you keep a positive attitude about things it can make whatever situation your navigating better.
I'm wondering if there are any other athletes who had similar issues within the first month/ish of diagnosis?
Im in the same position! softball was my life and then once i was diagnosed it changed everything. i go to my team's tournaments and watch but its so hard not to play. right now my count is at 20 which is alot better than before the ivig.
I'm never going to accept my ITP. Off course I'm doing things to make it better and to be safe (like enough sleep, more careful at the gym and a healthy diet), but I won't accept that I have it. I'm going to continue to try to solve this mystery. The answears are in my body
I am not a teen, but I want to tell you not to give up what you love because of ITP! I am an avid horseback rider. For two months my platelets were below 20 so I couldn't ride and ended up losing my lesson slot at the prestigious stable I was taking lessons at. However, now that the NPlate is working, the stable tries to fit me in wherever they can. Some weeks I ride, some weeks, I don't. Treasure the time that you are doing what you love when your platelets are high enough. (I know that this sounds like such a stupid adult thing to say, but you'll find that the happier you'll be in life and the less upset you'll be when you can't participate in your sport.)
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