Wednesday, April 08, 2009
I was a busy lady yesterday what with taking my Dad to the surgeon (he is doing very well with his first Fistula surgery, next one in 2 months) and had some time before his Dialysis so I went to donate blood earlier in the day.
Well, long story short, I am a hard stick and always have been. Tiny veins!
Jerry usually has to take my donation because so many are afraid of my tiny veins. I have often said in the past, if I was lucky enough to be tiny anywhere, why my veins?!
Well, you should know what is coming . . . they ain't tiny no more! Jerry was beside himself when the vein popped up at him for the first time in over 2 years!
I am also blessed to be Type A which is just loaded with platelets and he was never able to get them out of me. Well he said he can now! So next week I go in for a platelet count (last time was 498 which is very high) and with any luck at all I will be able to be a Blood Platelet Donor, I can give Triple Platelets! FYI, Cancer patients are in great need of platelets!
I thought at first it was the weight loss and the water drinking. But no, I started my Strength Training this past month and that is really the only thing different from my last donation 2 months ago.
I just wanted to share this. I have been busting at the seams with joy! It is a true blessing to be able to donate blood and/or platelets. Even if for whatever reason they still cannot get them from me, nothing can take away this wonderful feeling I am having today!