Blood Transfusion 16 January 2009
Added to the problem with the needle was the malfunction of part of the blood bag that meant a second nurse and the floor both got covered in blood.
Once it was in and settled I gave way to thoughts of the blood belonging to my 18 year old daughter [It made me feel more comfortable believing it had come from someone so close who is as fit as a fiddle] since she has recently began to donate; we are both part of a rare blood group.
I had two units [two bags, no idea how much was in each] spread over four hours, two hours per bag.
It was a good job I took a film in to watch on my portable DVD player; ‘Adaptation’ starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep. – a definite 9 out 10 from me for this one. I loved ‘Being John Malkovich’ so I guess it is only natural to love this too.
But I digress; this is not film review site...
So, the blood test was supposed to be an instant tonic and give the boost I required to at least feel near to ‘normal’ again. When we got home, around late afternoon time, I fell asleep on the settee and was not woken-up until it was time for me to go to bed, where I slept extremely well until this morning and then, after breakfast, I fell asleep on the settee. I cannot believe for one minute that the blood yesterday was that belonging to my daughter and I would even question it being human at all! More likely to be that of a Sloth or a tortoise.