Wednesday, August 31, 2005

it was worth the pain

I gave blood for the first time on Monday. We had the red cross parked in front of work so I decided to see if they would take my blood because the last time they said that my iron was to low and would not take from me...the tome before that I could not give blood because of my tattoo.

We had one customer walk onto the bus to give blood and they could not take it from him because there was a problem with them getting enough blood from him. His response was "well, I really only wanted to get tested for the diseases so can you still let me know." After that was said he walked off the bus. (nothing comes as a surprise around here)

I laid down on the bus and gave them my right arm to take blood hurt so bad. I was thinking that there is NO way I could give blood again! This hurts to bad....I am to much of a baby. It felt like they were twisting the needle around in my arm. The guy who was "stabbing" me called another "stabber" over so she could also twist the needle around in my arm. After they had fun trying to kill me they asked if they could try the other arm. Guess what I said....YES! I know I must be crazy but I thought that they should try the other arm.

This is a picture of arm today....2 days later
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They did get blood from my other arm and I got 2 t-shirts for being so brave! It was cool and I was not real upset that the first one was a bad one. It happens right?

BTW....for those of you who are keeping track....I did get a child support check from James today. He needs to pay $91 per week and I got a check in the mail today!!!!! He is $8,513.23 behind after I received this check for $29.00! I better not spend that all in one place. That will not even pay the price of her shoes or not even one outfit for school. For those of you who have no idea what a dead beat dad looks like, here's a picture........
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Blogger Danielle said...

hey, it's not a bad badge to have. you did it for the greater good. you may have really helped someone in need of some dawn blood.

9:37 PM  
Blogger mrsmogul said...

I gave blood once but I never had that sort of bruising...

$29?!!! That looks like a mug shot!

3:50 AM  
Blogger sage said...

Congratulations on giving blood, as for the deadbeat dad--where are the numbers under his chin?

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Claire said...

Congratulations on your first blood donation! I'm a regular and sometimes it goes swimmingly and other times I can't move my arm for a week! I feel it's worth it though!

Dead beat Dad's should be neutered...and that goes for my own biological father too!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

sage & mrsmogul!
yes it is a real mugshot!

5:21 PM  
Blogger sage said...

I know $29 ain't much--but is it all his prison earnings? You know, they don't pay your much in there. I hope you get what's owed to you and you then throw a party.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Twist of Kate said...

I get an IV put in me every six weeks and it's no fun. I imagine giving blood is worse because my arm never looks like that after, thank god. You are very brave and a good person. Luckily they don't want my tainted blood! :)

1:21 AM  
Blogger Wickwire said...

So you got the "I-Gave-Blood-To-The-Red-Cross-By-A-Man-Named Stabby" T-shirt eh? Good going!

I've a deadbeat of my own. Applied for child support in February 2004 and have yet to recieve anything. My deadbeat works at Microsoft.

5:46 PM  
Blogger jill said...

my husband just told me he is giving blood tomorrow for the first time - i choose not to tell him about your experience...

i just found your blog - and i am going to bookmark it.. it's a good read... great design.

6:38 PM  

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