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Occupation Writer and part time Elderly Carer
Location Dunedin, New Zealand
Introduction Hi and Welcome to Living with ITP! My name is Ruth. I live with my husband and four children in Dunedin, New Zealand. I was diagnosed with ITP in October 2010 at age 33. I am not a specialist. The opinions expressed here are purely my own. This is a journal of my personal experiences living with ITP. I hope that it may provide insight and encouragement to others affected by or living with ITP (Idiopathic/Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura) or other related auto-immune disorders that affect the blood.
Interests I love Reading and Writing. I'm a true romantic. I love history - especially Medieval and Victorian English history. I have also been known to dabble in painting and quilting.
Favorite Movies Hmmm, tough call. The LOTR trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean(love pirates!)and the Princess Bride. TV programs I enjoy are NCIS, Eleventh hour and Criminal Minds. I'm not into soaps.
Favorite Music I really like an eclectic mix of music genres. Big band jazz is my fav and I often listen to it when I write. I also enjoy Nightwish (think viking rock meets opera), "normal rock" music and a bit of classical, especially Tchakovsky's.
Favorite Books I enjoy a wide range of authors and genres of writing from classics like Jane Austin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens to J.R.R Tolkien to Terry Pratchett, Cornelia Funke and many others I can't think of right now.