Aplastic Anemia Journey- Val

I bet you are wondering why I consider my severe Aplastic Anemia a "gift". For those of you who aren't familiar with AA,  Aplastic Anemia is  a rare condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells. We all have this thing called a bone marrow, it is located in our bones and is what our bodies use to produce new blood cells. Bone marrow is in charge of producing red blood cells (RBC), White blood cells (WBC) and platelets. Your RBC carry oxygen throughout your body,WBC fight infections, so if you have a low count of WBC you are more prone to getting infections. Last but not least platelets, platelets are in charge of clotting your blood when you are bleeding.  Isn't the body interesting? I think so. Now that you are familiar with the function of each blood cell in your body, imagine going to the doctor and finding out all of your blood cells are extremely low and that you barely have any blood in your body.  Sounds scary right? This is whe