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I've been sitting on this personal news for several days, weighing whether to share it. Oh, what the hell.

For nearly a year I've been feeling an overwhelming fatigue far greater than I've ever experienced before w/my various #ChronicPain & #fatigue conditions.
Doc ran a bunch of tests, changed a few meds, but cdn't figure it out cuz nothing changed. But a pattern is finally shown up in 1 critical test result

My blood platelet count has begun dropping like mad, starting w/2 pts below low normal [158] a year ago to 90 last mo & 73 this
That can indicate a number of causes, but for someone w/Sjogren's [an autoimmune disorder] the likeliest is lymphoma, as that is the most serious [tho rare] condition associated w/Sjogren's.

I'll be sent soon to a hematologist for more specific tests to rule out other causes.
Trying not to panic until I know for sure, but I don't do well w/that effort, especially when it comes to my health.

I've been struggling to finish some serious writing before I depart this world, but this fatigue has made that very difficult.
The fatigue is so overwhelming I sleep most of the day. It's not like I can choose to stay awake. I fall asleep at the computer, sometimes waking as I'm abt to fall out of my chair after as much as 2-3 hours sleeping.

I'm 71. My mom made it to 94 but my dad got only 59 years.
I know worrying never makes anything better. [I've had 71 years to figure that out!] But sometimes it can be awfully hard to set worry aside when you plan to do better the next day, & the next day is worse.

Well, here's a cutie pie kitten to lighten this up.
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