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May 03, 2021


Big Dot

Hmm, interesting. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s a couple of years ago and always have scattered bruises. I assumed from clumsy gardening - also causing all the cuts and scratches that now take forever to heal. But maybe it’s more sinister...


or, as my dermatologist (un)kindly pointed out, sun damage to the underlying tissue means that your hands, arms and legs are very susceptible to bruising from bumps that are so mild that you never even noticed them. I also have Hashimoto BUT he is quite clear that is NOT the cause of my bruising..


Big Dot - evidently the bruises come from low normal platelets and high Ig-G platelets? I’m old enough to notice my wounds healing more slowly, but I’m young enough that a dose of Neosporin still helps it to heal quickly enough for me. And if I do have - what shall I call it - The Motos? If I do have Hashi, I will look to you as an example of how to be sick: climbing hills and getting in helicopters.
Saipanlady (Hello, Saipanlady!) - first thing I would do is flash him a spot that’s bruised that hasn’t seen the sun, like an armpit or some other crevice.

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