My Blood drive experience today
by, 01-20-2009 at 06:56 PM (1154 Views)
Well I have been a little under the weather the past few weeks. I felt as though I was getting better!! Even this morning I didnt feel stuffed up We had a blood drive at work and I figured I would try. The last three times I tried to give I was in great health and was unable to give because my iron was too low. Well I ate a healthy breakfast and a box of raisins (this helps with Iron) I went out to the bloodmobile and was tested and YES I could give blood - FINALLY - my iron was 13 and all you have to be is a 12 ( I have been testing previously in the 9 range). I enjoy doing this because it makes me feel good about myself - that I can help others well after the questioning I was taken to my seat and prepped to give Ivsat there and felt fine the whole time Smiling to myself THIS IS GOOD!!
Well I was done, it was quick too. They said thanks - gave me a soda, cookies and a shirt (which I usually give to the kids) I was in a good mood - happy with my good deed and ready o get back to work I sat down at my desk and started work but before long (about 5 minutes) I started to feel a little dizzy. I sat back and tried to relax when I started to sweat pretty bad and then the nausea came. I drank some sprite but it didnt help. I thought it would be a good idea to go to the restroom to put some water on my face. It was only 50 feet to the front lobby and the rest room. I was walking pretty fast to the bathroom cause I was feeling like I was going to "have my lunch" again...and that was all I remember. I fainted. I awoke in the lobby with a few people looking over me to make sure I was ok. I rested for awhile (an hour) before I was able to make it back to my cube and work. I took it easy going home as well. I still feel weak but that was a scarey feeling. That has NEVER happened to me before. I am going to the doctor tomorrow to get checked out. I sure dont want to ever happen again. Too scarey!!
Thanks for listening!!!