So, today I went to the Hemophilia Clinic to get my hip looked at. It's been causing me some pain over the past few days and so I thought I would get it looked at just to make sure. They told me to rest it and ice it and if it's not better by tomorrow they recommended I come back and get treated with Octaplas. It's a fairly new product it is essentially a detergent treated plasma and it supposedly reduces the risk of transmitting blood borne pathogens and reduces the risk of reactions. Those are obviously huge improvements for me but again I've never taken it before so I'm still not sure how it will affect me.
You see I've been taking Fresh Frozen Plasma for 28 years so the thought of changing to something new all of a sudden is scary. Another down side is that its the same volume so it will still take a long time to infuse. So not only to I have the joy of hip pain but I also have the joy of having to read this 30 page article about Octaplas!