A Quote for a Thursday

“Though fairy tales end after ten pages, our lives do not. We are multi-volume sets. In our lives, even though one episode amounts to a crash and burn, there is always another episode awaiting us and then another. There are always more opportunities to get it right, to fashion our lives in the ways we deserve to have them. Don't waste your time hating a failure. Failure is a greater teacher than success.”

Clarissa Pinkola Estés, from Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype 

PS: The bone marrow biopsy results are in! And I'm totally normal in the bone marrow. This is great news. It means there are no other random diseases or hereditary issues that are causing my ITP. My ITP is truly ITP. It just happens to be on the highly aggressive end of the ITP spectrum. The great news: my body has no problem making the right number of platelets. It just has a problem keeping them around.