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6/28/14 6:44 P

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Donated a pint of whole blood and a pint of plasma today....

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
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3/8/14 3:39 P

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I donated platelets on 3/3.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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3/8/14 1:47 P

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Did a "double" today...16 weeks before the next donation, but felt good and my BB needed "A:!

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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1/4/14 10:41 P

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Whole blood donation today. Hemoglobin count is back to normal!

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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1/3/14 12:51 P

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Donated platelets on 12/6/13 and 1/2/14.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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11/10/13 3:32 P

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Donated platelets 11/4.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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11/10/13 11:21 A

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WB donation yesterday (11/9). Next WB donation scheduled for 01/04/2014

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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10/13/13 7:22 P

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Donated platelets on 10/10.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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Next donation date is December 10, 2013. emoticon

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9/25/13 7:29 A

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Our office is starting up our blood drives again today! Can hardly wait. I have the first appt. slot!

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9/17/13 9:19 A

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Went online and scheduled my next donation date on November 9. Also, got my blood sugar results back from last Saturday's donation -- 101!! That was almost 2 hours after breakfast -- ALWAYS happy to see those kind of #'s!

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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9/15/13 4:27 P

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I forgot to post that I gave platelets on 8/30.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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9/14/13 10:06 P

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Donated whole blood today - first time since my hemoglobin count dropped too low back in May. Did not set up another appointment, but hoping it'll be high enough the next time to do a double!

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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7/30/13 11:08 P

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I gave platelets today.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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7/8/13 11:03 A

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Igave platelets 7/5.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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7/1/13 6:18 P

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I start on iron supplements tomorrow with the goal of being able to start donating blood again very soon. Hopefully later this month...

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Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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6/3/13 9:37 P

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I gave platelets 5/31 and will go back at the end of June.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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Two weeks

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4/25/13 11:50 P

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I gave platlets yesterday and will go back at the end of May.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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Just came back from a donation - next date for me is 6/16!

If you can't love yourself, how are ya gonna love somebody else? - RuPaul

Take action, and inspiration will follow - Gilad

Change without losing yourself and you can accomplish anything. - Tim Gunn

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3/16/13 11:03 A

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Donated whole blood today. They want me to do a double red cell donation the next time (uses a machine called "ALYX").

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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3/5/13 3:17 P

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Donated today!

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3/5/13 11:04 A

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I forgot to post that I had donatd platelets on 2/28.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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3/5/13 8:40 A

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...and my appointment is set for Saturday, March 16!

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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1/19/13 3:12 P

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Whole blood donation today. I checked and the next date I can donate is March 16, one day after my 56th birthday!

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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1/16/13 6:25 P

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I was called in to give platelets today. I guess that I will go back sometime in mid February, unless they need me sooner.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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ipa-ray - that's neat that your clinic gives you double credit for a double donation. I always do at least a double platelet donation, once in a while a triple, but it only counts as one donation. Still - it's really good for the people receiving the donation. If they need more than one bag, the fewer donors involved means a smaller risk of problems.

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I donated platelets Jan 2, and am scheduled again for Jan 11.

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1/1/13 10:31 A

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I gave platelets on 1/22 and will go back near the end of January.


What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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eating my spinach today so I can donate platelets tomorrow.

Sheri


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12/17/12 10:38 A

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I am scheduled to make a platelet donation on 12/22/12.


What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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12/17/12 9:00 A

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Double red cell donation Thursday. Counts as 2 whole blood donations and I think that gives me credit for 7 pints this year, a new personal record!

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10/17/12 10:54 P

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Gave platelets yesterday.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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9/11/12 3:51 P

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Got my whole blood donation in today. It was REALLY cold in the conference room they were having it in. Was SO glad to get outside and in the sun!

Did not make an appointment for my next donation yet, but will call in the next few weeks to set it up....

Patrick
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing

http://www.fitbit.com/user/2CKRJ7


SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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9/6/12 9:35 A

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Yay Patrick! I gave my 100th donation at the Mayo Clinic yesterday.

Sheri


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9/6/12 9:09 A

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Just scheduled a whole blood donation for next Tuesday 9/11, which is tied to a commemorative drive. It's at Dover Downs, and each donor is entered into a raffle for a drive on the speedway track!

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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Yay 1walkingman!

I did a platelet donation today. Next try is in 2 weeks. If my hematocrit is good -- that will be my 100th donation (platelet or whole blood) at Mayo Clinic.



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I did a platelet donation today.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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I have lots of platelets, but my hematocrit was too low yesterday. I'll try again on 7/19. Ate steak for supper tonight. It was a big steak, so I'll be having steak for multiple meals. Eating a small portion steak, and more veggies, helps the budget and the waistline. I have donated 98 times and hope to hit 100 this year.

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Whole blood donation today. Did not make another appointment, but will be back in 8 weeks....

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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6/26/12 4:40 P

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I forgot to post that I donated platelets on 6/01/12 and intend to donate again on 7/3/12.



What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

"The secret of life is enjoying the passing of time." James Taylor

"Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel." James Taylor


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I gave platelets today. My 9th donation so far this year, and my 98th at the clinic where I donated. I had previously given a few gallons to the Red Cross -- doing my part because most of my family was not eligible due to hepatitis. My dad contacted it during WW II, and my mom and sister got it in 1968, either from a restaurant worker in England, or from the mental health facility where my sister worked. Next donation is scheduled for 2 weeks from now.

Sheri


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Just made a whole blood donation appointment for Monday, July 2....

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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Got a call from my blood bank a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, my platelet count was low again at my last donation, so I have to switch to whole blood donations until further notice.

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I know, at least I can do that, but platelet donations feel so special...

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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Donated at Work on May 16th with American Red Cross, St. Louis

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I gave platelets today and will go back in a month or when they need me.


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Today's donation is in the books!! I forgot to make another appoint...will call on Monday to set it up....

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The platelet test was positive -- 183,000! So I can still do my platelet donation this Saturday...

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I'm scheduled for a platelet donation this Saturday, but just called my blood bank to get a test set up to see if I can still do platelets (my platelet count was under 150,000 the last time I donated). If it is still too low I'll do a whole blood donation instead.

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I donated yesterday - a double. I have to work to keep the hemocrit level high, but I guess I usually have a lot of platelets in me. I'm donating again Mar 23.

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I made a platelet donation 2/29/12. It was only a single.

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Platelet donation today. I forgot to ask just how much I am donating, but since I was only hooked up for about an hour, my guess is that it is just a single. Next donation date is April 28.

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It was probably good that they decided to take a triple, as it gave me a chance to watch a long movie, The Help.

I guess that patients sometimes need more than one bag of platelets, and it is a bonus if they can limit the number of unique donors, so those wonderful workers at the blood bank try to get as many bags from the same person as they can. The only time I didn't do at least a full double was when I blew a vein shortly before I was finished.

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WOW! TRIPLE!!! I gave platelets on 1/31, but forgot to post. I am planning to give again this week.

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I donated platelets on Friday. My count was something over 300,000, so they took a triple dose from me. I will give again Fri, Mar 2.

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2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
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(achieved 08/18/2012)
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Yep - I donated, and next one is Feb 17.

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So we're you able to donate today? My next appt is on 3/3....

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1st Goal Weight = 210
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2nd Goal Weight = 199
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(achieved 08/18/2012)
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I found this web page, which has a lot of info on hematocrit. Sounds like regular aerobic exercise should help, although exercising too close to the donation, before the body has a chance to react, would be a problem. www.biosbcc.net/doohan/sample/htm/Bl
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my hand is much better -- there is just one little bump left. I'll be donating platelets later today. My hematocrit is a bit erratic -- sometimes too low to donate; sometimes way over the minimum. I consume plenty of iron, so it isn't an iron deficiency. Over-hydration can cause this because the hematocrit measures the percentage of red blood cells, and too much hydration makes the prrcentage smaller even if the total count would be fine. One of the nurses told me that heavy-duty exercise can temporarily send the oxygen and red blood cells to the muscles. Oxygen plumps the red blood cells up so they take up more room.

So I am sitting here breathing deeply to plump up those cells, and limiting liquids to decrease other fluids in my blood. I want just enough hydration that they can find my veins, but not enough that my bladder has any fluid. 2 hours on the donation table could get to be a long time.

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OUCH!! Hope you and your hand feel better soon!

Patrick
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1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
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1/17/12 11:58 A

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Yay, Patrick! I tried to donate platelets yesterday. Unfortunately, on Friday, I noticed a huge goose egg lump on the back of my hand, the result of hitting the sharp corner of something earlier that day. I just have hit it in just exactly the wrong spot. The 'egg' is still visible, although a fraction of it's original size. The whole back of my hand is bruised. The knuckles are so red that the nurse didn't want to risk drawing my platelets, just in case some infection, like cellulitis, develops. I will try again on jan 27.

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1/13/12 3:48 P

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Platelet donation today. Needed to look at my calendar for next possible donation date, but it will likely be March 2....

Patrick
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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
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2nd Goal Weight = 199
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(achieved 08/18/2012)
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I donated platelets on Jan 6, and am scheduled to do it again on Jan 16. I am at 90 donations at the blood bank where I currently donate. My goal this year is to get to 100 at the blood bank where I go now. I'm actually over 100 if I add in prior donations to The Red Cross.

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I gave a platelet donation on 12/20.

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Did a platelet donation yesterday. Next donation is on 1/13.

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1st Goal Weight = 210
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2nd Goal Weight = 199
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I'm donating platelets here (Mayo Clinic) Jan 6th. I'm eligible on Dec 15th, so I may sneak in an earlier donation while spending some holiday time with my daughter.

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11/29/11 11:15 A

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My platelet donation on 11/4 went fine. Next date is 12/16.

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I gave platelets on 11/22/11.


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Going this Friday (11/4) for a platelet donation. Assuming all goes well, I should be able to schedule them regularly again (I was doing them every 6 weeks prior to surgery).

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2nd Goal Weight = 199
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I donated whole blood two weeks ago, so I will be on hold for a couple months. I'll schedule a platelet donation for early Jan.

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I got my platelet donation in on Saturday. I did not schedule another one yet as I have some surgery scheduled for the end of September. I should be able to donate in again in November.

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2nd Goal Weight = 199
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I gave a platelet donation on Tuesday of this week.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

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I have a platelet donation scheduled for Saturday, 8/27. I'm assuming it will stay on even though Irene is coming. Guessing they need the donation pretty bad -- they called me!

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2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
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(achieved 08/18/2012)
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way to go! I was supposed to go today, but they called yesterday to say they were having equipment problems, so I rescheduled. Actually, I was happy they called, because I was stressing about whether I'd be able to make my appointment. I would have had a hard time making it. I've had guys in my basement for the last 7 hours doing the 'last hour or two' of work for installing a new furnace and a/c, and re-venting my water heater. They were here about 11 hours on Wed, too. Probably a good thing they charge by the job and not by the hour. I want to be here when they finish up for a final walk-through of things, learn how to use the humidifier, etc. So far, I'm happy with the work. They were able to turn the A/C on Wed night. I have hot water again after 2 days without. Hot water -- one of the little things in life I take for granted.

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I was able to get in and donate platelets Friday.

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Platelets yesterday, and I go again in 3 weeks.

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Yay Melissa!

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Just gave blood yesterday!

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Super! Hope it works out for you! I'm hoping to give platelets on Friday if my hematocrit is high enough.

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I am hoping to give this week.

What is the chief end of man? Mans chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

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Patrick - great on the donation. Hope the procedure goes well, and hope you're doing fine and this isn't for something bad.

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