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Lauri’s Story (MPN)

Lauri''s Story (Migraines)Hey everyone!

So almost two years ago, I wrote to you about these crazy complex migraines I was diagnosed with. Then a year and a half ago, I told you all about these two strokes I suffered!

Well, guess what, I’m back. And this time, all my specialists have connected the proverbial dots! I was diagnosed right after my strokes with high platelets, hence the strokes (blood clots). High platelets also cause migraines that resemble hemiplegic complex migraine. So this is what I’ve got: Myloproliferative neoplasm/cancer, specifically the one called Essential Thrombocytosis! Better known as MPN with ET! Turns out, it’s a really rare blood cancer! So next month (as if I haven’t endured enough), I will go on oral chemo for life because there is no cure. And here’s the best part: I will never die from it!

So once again I will handle my mud, pull up my big girl panties, straighten that friggen crown, and fight like a girl!

Read Lauri’s previous post here: https://www.fightlikeagirlclub.com/2014/03/lauris-fight-like-a-girl-story-migraines/

Submitted 09/26/2015

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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One comment

  1. Brigitte Estelle Gaudreault

    Dear Lauri,

    You are totally beautiful and so funny ! I love the way you write!
    Thanks for the great story written by what seems to be a great positive person !!
    keep fighting like a girl and keep posting!! Don’t loose that contagious smile♡♥♥♡☆★☆

    With love from Québec, Canada,
    Brigitte Estelle

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