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Heartaches and Miracles

4.75  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  5 reviews
“But I don't feel sick. Why do I have to stay here in the hospital?” I stubbornly asked the emergency room doctor, and he replied in an exasperated voice, “Because you are one sick chick. Your platelets are down to 2000. You are going upstairs to PCU and you are going to stay there until I say you can go home.”
I (Greta Burroughs) was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder c
Published (first published August 2nd 2011)
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Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Interesting personal perspective of a woman with ITP (autoimmune blood disorder with low platelet counts)
Brenda Perlin
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book sent chills down my spine. Not because I couldn't relate but because I could. Only too well! Even though we don't share the same disease or have the same symptoms, I have an illness of my own called Transverse Myelitis which is also a autoimmune disorder. Like the author, my doctors didn't know how I contracted the disease. It might have been caused by a virus I was told. As stated in the book, there is still so much to be learned about these illnesses. I am sure this story can ...more
Nicole Storey
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a paperback copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

A little over a year ago, my mother suffered from allergy-induced Thrombocytopenia. I wish I'd read this book before it happened. She received third degree burns over half of her body and her kidneys shut down. She almost lost her life. It took doctors two weeks to diagnose what the problem was. As a result, she spent 8 months in the hospital (most of the time in ICU).

I've heard of ITP before but never knew
Cathy Speight
Jul 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is an account of the author's experiences with a weird blood disorder called ITP, an autoimmune disease where her immune system is producing antibodies that destroy platelets. I found this very compelling. One doesn't normally pick a book about a rare disease or condition unless suffering from it.....but I found this very interesting indeed. Greta has done an outstanding job of describing the sheer awfulness of it all - despite the despair, heartache, frustration and terror and the other un ...more
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is excellent for anyone dealing with ITP. A family member has this condition, and it can be very frustrating and scary. This book gives hope and information about the various treatments. It was very helpful to me and gave me hope. It stresses the importance of a positive attitude as well as the medical advances that have been made for this condition.
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Greta Burroughs loves to read. No matter where she is, there is always a book close at hand. Her love of reading began at an early age and blossomed over time to include many different genres, her favorite now being fantasy.
As a preschool and elementary school teacher, Greta tried to instill the joy of reading in the children she worked with. Books were an important part of her classroom and story