Just got back from donating blood! This is the 24th time I've done such a thing, one away from a milestone, lol! I think they give out a special pin at 15.
You know what gets me? After all these donations, I'm still nervous as hell when I am waiting there for the needle (more like straw!) to be inserted into my arm. It almost never hurts or feels uncomfortable, but still, there I am, shaking like a little puppy in a thunderstorm, lol. What's up with that?
I also do my best to never, ever, ever make eye contact with the needle again. I did that once, and I swear I seen clean through the hole to the other side. Thing looked like a straw. I told the nurse to hold on and give me a few seconds first, lol.
Tonight was supposed to be "arm" night at the gym with my bro... I think I will have to change that up to legs, don't want to start rebleeded all over the place. I'll have to also take it easy on the cardio afterwards too. They say not to do anything strenuous for 6 to 8 hours afterward... I'll be in that range when I go to the gym, so I "should" be okay.
Thanks again for everybody who voted for my daughter in my previous posts. As it turns out, we did not win, in fact didn't even make the top 10. Oh well, next time!