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Monday, July 14, 2008

Savaged by the Vampires

I've given blood a half dozen or more times now. It's no big deal. Usually, I can't tell the difference four hours later.

This time, I got totally savaged by the vampired. The initial needle puncture was more painful than usual. I'm not sure what went wrong, but the whole time, it just kind of ached. And then the blood went really slow. And they kept turning the needle and trying to reposition it and I managed to not say, "No seriously, you're done now." I waited patiently for 14 minutes while it took entirely too long. (Usually I'm done in 5-7 minutes.) And then when the needle came out, it just kept bleeding. Big dark drops of blood welling up each time she peeked under the gauze.

Finally it was over and I had my cookie and juice, but it was too late to get lunch before my 1pm meeting. Gah! Luckily, the meeting had leftover pizza and leftover water.

Anyway, net result is that my arm still aches. I think I'll be calling it a night early tonight.

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