Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I wonder what the record is

I answered questions.

Then they pricked my finger and watched the blob of blood slowly fall.

I got a seat with a view and a pink squeezable rubber ball. Some iodine and another prick, although this time the needle hurt a bit going in.

Then the blood began to flow. And four minutes later, the blood donation bag was full, the Bloodmobile lady was removing the needle and I was on my way to a chocolate chip cookie and a glass of OJ.

Granted I now I had one less pint of blood in my body. But it's for a good cause. And like I said, it took me four minutes to fill up the donation bag.

And maybe I should have thought about that whole less blood in my body thing a bit more when I got home from work. I didn't go running, which was my initial intent when I got up this morning.

No, but I decided it was perfectly OK to go for a 10-mile bike ride.

And now my head is aching just a bit. Probably not completely from the lack of blood, but I'm sure that has a tiny bit to do with it.

2 comments:

jesstyler said...

omg, that reminds me of a story Laura Kaste told me ... you should ask her about giving blood and then going running.

Have a few more cookies :)

lootsfoz said...

It's usually a good idea to have a day of rest when you donate blood. That and load up on the fluids. I find that the day AFTER giving blood hits me harder.