Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Giving blood

Tomorrow I am giving blood for the first time, and I am a little nervous! I remember people passing out in high school when the Red Cross came to do drives, and I was always scared I would too! They say if you're over 110 lbs. you're golden (trust me, I am well over that these days) but I am still a lil scared. I'm doing it at work and the coordinator told me to drink lots of water today and in the morning, and that I have done. I keep a big Tervis Tumbler at work to drink water out of so I don't waste cups every day, and because it holds a lot more, and I swear I drank like 4 of them today. I felt like I went to the bathroom a gajillion times! It is supposed to make you bleed easier/ faster I think, and I am hoping all this water does the trick!

I am excited to actually be able to give this time. I tried to give in high school when the van came to campus, but either I wasn't old enough or had been in a malaria country within the past year (downside of spring break in Mexico I guess). But, this time I qualify and i'm gonna do it! I am kind of excited to find out my blood type as well. Is it weird that I don't know mine? Is that something you're supposed to know? Well, after I find that out I think I might order this book on my Nook, called "Eat Right 4 your Type." It is all about eating for you blood type and what your blood type says about you and your health. My boyfriend said some of the girls in his family have read it, and told me to check it out a long time ago and I am finally getting around to it.

I am getting into the whole nutrition/ good food vs. bad food thing recently (the book "Skinny Bitch" will do that to ya), but I think it is good for me because I admit that I like junk food WAY too much for my own good.

Well, now that I have bored you with deets on me giving blood, I hope y'all have a good Tuesday night!



Sundresses and Smiles said...

oooh, good luck!! i have never given blood, i get all nervous and faint when they take just a little vial for testing, so i don't think i'd make a whole pint! the sugar and caffeine in soda seems to help me when i get faint!

Miss Southern Prep said...

Good luck! I could never give blood--it freaks me out so badly! If I smell or see a lot of it, I almost pass out. Before I left for college, I had to get some blood taken and my mom had to hold my hand while I got it done! Embarrassing, I know.