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Slightly off-topic (blood donation fears)

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  • #2809

    LRG
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    Hi Carrie,
    Maybe try to get a friend to go with you. I hate needles to and get woozy when i just have to get a couple of tubes taken. i find that if i tell them how bad i am and i always ask them to talk to me so that i don’t focus on it directly!! So, maybe if you had a friend that you could talk to during the whole time it would take your mind off of it. Best of luck to you!!!

    Lori

    #2810

    Carrie
    Member

    Wow, I didn’t expect so many responses! Thank you all! I’m going into this with all of your suggestions in mind and I’ll post an update smile .

    I just ate some Special K and took my iron supplement. I had steak and a bunch of broccoli last night. I should have really good blood! smile

    All of you will be there in my head, holding my hand smile .

    Carrie

    P.S. Neil, I hope your mom is doing better!

    #2811

    Carrie
    Member

    Naomi,

    It IS a shame about your blood being thrown away! I hope you level out really soon,
    Carrie

    #2812

    Donna
    Member

    Hi Carrie, Lots of great advice from everyone. I’m not able to donate blood because of my 1st husbands illness. However my 19 year old daughter is a regular donar, she’s attending a seminar this weekend at the red cross, hoping to reach out to the community to get more people to donate. My mom had such a rare blood type her blood was flown in from all over Canada, her type was never available locally. Many lives depend on it — that is something many of us can do too help. Anyway — like you, my daughter passed out the first time. Like I think Pam mentioned? — close your eyes, don’t look at the needle, think good thoughts and remember to focus on your breathing.
    You’ll be fine.

    Donna

    #2813

    Donna
    Member

    Hi Carrie, Lots of great advice from everyone. I’m not able to donate blood because of my 1st husbands illness. However my 19 year old daughter is a regular donar, she’s attending a seminar this weekend at the red cross, hoping to reach out to the community to get more people to donate. My mom had such a rare blood type her blood was flown in from all over Canada, her type was never available locally. Many lives depend on it — that is something many of us can do too help. Anyway — like you, my daughter passed out the first time. Like I think Pam mentioned? — close your eyes, don’t look at the needle, think good thoughts and remember to focus on your breathing.
    I’m sure you’ll be fine smile

    Donna

    #2814

    Carrie
    Member

    I’m done! smile It went much faster than I thought it would and I only got a little dizzy at the end smile .

    Thanks again for all of your support. You’re cool cool .

    Carrie

    #2815

    Naomi
    Member

    Congrats laugh laugh WE knew you could do it.
    Naomi

    #2816

    Carrie
    Member

    Woohoo! And I HAD to eat sugar afterwards (despite my diet wink ).

    Ispent a lot of time counting until I had to squeeze the ball again (every 5 to 10 seconds). That actually helps a lot… counting smile .

    Thanks again and have a healthy weekend, everyone!
    Love,
    carrie

    #2817

    Terri
    Member

    Way to Go Carrie, Hopefully it will get easier the next time.
    We were all there with ya

    #2818

    Suzanne
    Member

    We know you could do it! suzanne

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