EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! I did it! I DID it!
'It' being my second successful blood donation of the year. Doubling my vitamin intake paid off, and my hemoglobin was way up from my failed attempt at the end of April.
...And congrats to my sister-in-law over number 4!
Yay, congrats!! I'm glad the doubling up of the vitamins paid off ^_^
I think we have a blood drive coming here to school soon. Reading all your entries of donating blood have helped boost my courage... I might give it a try. I tried it once when I was 17, but I was scared and my pulse was too high, and I've been too chicken to try it since.
Congrats again! Best of luck to you when your donation time comes up again ^_^
Give it a try! I never knew there were pulse rate limitations, go figure. I'm glad I'm quite good at keeping mine low. But blood pressure--now that they ask more verbal questions, darnit, I get a bit stressed and it shows with the blood pressure. =P I just can't spit out name, DOB, address, and SSN without feeling in an inquisition!
Thanks! Only one more to make my goal for the year. =)
Thanks! (and you're welcome! ;)
I'd best clarify. I've been taking a half-dose of multi-vitamins for the last few years in order to keep my iron up (iron pills alone messed with my bowels). So the last few weeks I was on a full daily dose instead of half. I don't know if it was accessory to depression or what brought it on; I certainly haven't been eating any worse of late than during the last year, since it's not full summer yet. *shrugs* At this point I'm going back to half-doses as I won't be giving for a few months anyway. (I'm getting sick of getting those things caught in my throat! ;P )