I can't be a bone marrow donor....... :(

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I received a letter in the mail saying I was a match for someone (bone marrow) I immediately called to see what had to be done. The thought of being able to save someones life made me feel so good inside. I have been on the list at the bank for over 15 yrs!
The lady explained everything to me how the procedure would be done and if not the surgical procedure how they'd give me injections to increase my blood cells for a week and then draw blood....
I couldn't find how old the person was that needed my help , that was something I'd find out if I went through with it. After speaking for a half hour on the phone I learned that I couldn't do it cause of my chronic Lyme and Fibromyalgia.......
I was so deflated! I so know what it's like to be sick and live in chronic pain and the thought of being able to help someone felt good...
My husband was in shock that I didn't even think twice about calling and even my son was concerned, but just the thought of helping someone made me pick up the phone immediately...
My son said mom don't u think your in enough pain? aren't you going through enough with grandpa in the hospital they say that's very painful.... I live with chronic pain as it is what would of been a little more? Just knowing I'd of made a difference in someone's life would of been worth it for me.
I think my son was glad I couldn't do it and to a point my hubby too , but they both said it was nice of me to at least call and try to help someone.
I was so disappointed when I found out I couldn't , I said to the woman you sure? she said yes.... I said that's too bad I'd of done it..... she said I can hear your disappointed and she thanked me anyways...
I just feel like somewhere out there I let someone down, but tonight I'll be sending prayers their way that they find someone else.....
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    I know that this is disappointing. But you are a great person for trying to do it. Just pray that they find another person. You may want to have your name removed from the list so you don't get this call again.

    I hope that you have an awesome weekend. emoticon
    1982 days ago
    I know it's a disappointing. I know you really wanted to help, but there are plenty of other ways you can help too. While you may not be able to donate your bone marrow to someone, you could also volunteer your time. You've been to the hospital to look after your father, ask them what types of volunteer services they have.

    You're a decent soul with a kind heart. If you can't donate bone marrow, then donate your time to someone in need. Read books to the kids in the hospital. Play games with them. That's another way to be helpful.

    You've been unwell yourself for a long time. If you're not healthy, the doctors worry about how your body will react to the bone marrow operation as well as the anesthesia.

    You did the right thing. You didn't let anyone down. These things happen.


    1982 days ago
    You will be letting someone down when you donate and that person simply can't get better. Your heart is in the right place. If more healthy people do what you did, it will be a much better world.
    1982 days ago
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