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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Yea, today was a fail on all levels...

I got a late, groggy start to the morning...I stayed up too late last night...had a headache by 10 am...which came on and off all day with food and drinks...

Today at work, someone broke a bench, which I had to fill out a report even though I have no clue what happened...

After work, I wanted to go for a run...but it was really windy, cold, and I left my clothes at home....

So I decided I would go give blood instead, which I was going to do after my run... The last few times I gave blood, they had trouble finding a vein, but always got it....and the last time I gave, they couldn't get me to stop bleeding....(apparently the proper response is not to laugh audibly at their miserable attempt to stop my blood)

I should have known I should've just went home today, but I thought I would try to save the mistake!

So I go through the screening and my iron is an incredible 13.4 which is amazing because I'm always I the border...

Anyways, I'm okayed to give blood, they try my right arm, but won't draw from it. So they move to my left arm. Sideways vein, but they can do it. So they stick the needle in and it was painful, but ok. They go to put the tape on, the needle moves, and blood everywhere. Let me tell you, I'm a bleeder... They lady was super apologetic, not her fault. I laughed. It was painful, they didn't get blood from me, well, they got it, but not in the bag. Now I have a bruised finger from the iron test, and a horribly purple elbow from the needle...

Let me tell you, I'm going to bed and trying to sleep off today...lets hope tomorrow is better...
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    Next time you go to give blood, tell them about the your last two experiences, they will have the most experienced person working on you. Sleep well- Hope the training is going well.
    1348 days ago
    Sounds rough. I have not given blood in years primarily because I am usually low in iron and my arm has so much scar tissue for past donations.
    1349 days ago
    I love that you laugh when the blood draw goes wrong. Kudos to you for trying to save the world!
    1349 days ago
    Giving blood is a great thing to do. I try to do it as often as possible.
    1350 days ago

    You get an award for your effort!!!
    1350 days ago
    Wow. That is a bad day. Tomorrow will be better!
    1350 days ago
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