Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Another Long Day..

First of all I want to wish everyone a happy Halloween. I think next year I will be able to go to a Halloween party and maybe dress up as something scary. I love Halloween and all the scary stuff that goes with it, but I really don't think gruesome Halloween decorations belong in a Blood bank.

I made a visit to the American Red Cross on Friday to donate my blood for my upcoming surgery. I was lying down on a recliner and the nurse stuck a really big needle in my arm, looked like a mini skewer. There were long tubes attached to a bag and I can feel my blood just being pulled into the bag. I open my eyes and I see pictures of Dracula with blood dripping from his teeth , tombstones and pictures of people with blood dripping all over the place, for a minute I thought I died and went to hell. I had just posted something about God ,maybe I made him angry. I was lying there for a whole hour looking at these awful pictures while all my blood was being drained from me. I closed my eyes and took a nap.If dracula was hungry he could just have all my blood.

Yesterday was a really long day with doctors and more doctors. First saw the internst, who said my ekg was a little abnormal and made me do a stress echo.After doing the echo on my heart she says I have to get on a bike. I thought she was kidding me. First of all I have not been on a bike in maybe 20 years, and secondly I was here with a really bad back. Anyway I passed the test, my heart is still good inspite of J making me skip a beat ever so often.

Then came more blood work and then a chest X-Ray. It was all over by 7pm. J was really patient and I think he just about read every magazine that was there. On the way home we picked up some Chinese food. I was really exhausted but its behind me. I have one more visit with a Vascular Surgeon tomorrow.Then I am all done and ready for the big day . Sorry I have not visited too many blogs. I promise to catch up and read all the beautiful stories, and poems .


b v n 10:46 AM  

You take care ! and surgery must be fun you know :) and you can blog bout it later...wish you well :)

b v n 10:47 AM  

Ha...was that the first comment ! neat..

Foodie's Hope 10:57 AM  

Good luck with your surgery and wish you a speedy recovery!!

Take it easy friend!!:)

Contented 11:44 AM  

Good to know your status. Hope everything going on well!
Wish you a quick recovery soon!

Once you are well, you can bike I guess...:-)

Jayashree 12:18 PM  

Hope you get better soon, Lalitha.

White Forest 12:42 PM  

All the best...get well soon!!

shankari 12:50 PM  

Glad that you are updating us. Take care!

KK 2:21 PM  

Good luck with your surgery. Wish you a speedy recovery. Take care.

starry nights 2:25 PM  

Thank you BVN.

starry nights 2:25 PM  

Thank you Foodies hope

starry nights 2:25 PM  

Contented.. yes I can Bike and dance too.

starry nights 2:26 PM  

Jayshree..thank you

starry nights 2:26 PM  

White Forest..thank you

starry nights 2:26 PM  


priya 2:46 PM  

Brave starry:-)) How sweet you donated blood and just remain cool.

Best wishes to you and bounce back soon.

samuru999 3:58 PM  

That was along day...
you are a real trooper!
You are in my thoughts and prayers
about the upcoming surgery!

Happy Halloween...and


Aditi 4:10 PM  

Trick or treat!!!
ok I agree its horrible lying in a blood bank and watching dracula stare down at you. I guess its funny if you work there and are desensitised but imagine someone petrified of needles (like me)

Rajitha 4:44 PM  

Good Luck with the surgery and hope you get well soon - Take Care Lalitha!!

Jaya 4:55 PM  

Starry !! take care of yourself and yes I will be praying for your speedy recovery!!
you had a really long and tiring day ,now just chilax and have fun in Halloween ..
Happy Halloween !!

Anonymous,  8:32 PM  

may be halloween is not he best day to have EKG's :)
But stress echo is cool coz when you are working out physically the mind part of the equation is nullified.. so what u see there is what is really there. well done soldier :)
This concept of donating one's blood for one's self has escaped me till date!

Take care Lalitha.

ufukhati 8:51 PM  

all the best.
stay calm.

Sreejith Kumar 9:13 PM  

Hope you are okay now! Happy halloweens! :-)

Mindinside 9:39 PM  

I wish you happy times
happy Holoween and
happy anytime/always :)

geetha 10:07 PM  

Good luck with the surgery.. and get well soon :)

artnavy 10:52 PM  

Take good care of yourself

sophie 12:36 AM  

May God be with you...

Nisha 12:37 AM  

Hi... you sound nervous. ODnt worry, your surgery will go just fine. You ll be up and about in no time... All the best!!!

alex 12:37 AM  

God bless you. :)

They gave me 2 shots of anesthesia for my surgery. And i couldnt remember anything. :)

Eclipsed Thoughts 12:49 AM  

Take care starry... i wish everything comes out fine... will pray for you.

Ganesh Ranganathan 3:25 AM  

Wishing you a speedy recovery...though I don't know what you are being operated for..

Shakhi 4:50 AM  

Get well soon! we all will be waiting to hear from you!
Take care of yourself!

hillgrandmom 4:56 AM  

All the best for your surgery. May God be with you for a quick recovery

richunderconstruction 5:14 AM  

hope you dng fine... tk care
sorr yhavent been commenting of late, shall try n be more regular :)

= rich

richunderconstruction 5:14 AM  

hope you dng fine... tk care
sorr yhavent been commenting of late, shall try n be more regular :)

= rich

Lera 6:04 AM  

starry,best wishes for the surgery & wishing you a speedy recovery.Take care,shall see you on the blog scene soon.....:)


U r gonna be straight GREAT during and after and before the surgery. I believe tht!! Regards the blood suckers, well..wht a joke! Really not my cuppa coffee, but maybe for somepeople its just the haloween joke...:) :) U would have taken it in its stride! :)

samuru999 1:21 PM  

what is the date of your surgery?


mathew 1:53 PM  

Happy Halloween !!

get well soon..and keep the kids cool!!

starry nights 1:55 PM  

Priya..thank you

starry nights 1:55 PM  

Margie..thanks and I hope you had a really scary Halloween.

starry nights 2:24 PM  

Aditi..thanks.I am not too scared of needles.

starry nights 2:25 PM  

Rajitha..thank you.

starry nights 2:25 PM  

Mantu..thank you so much for your kind wishes.

starry nights 2:27 PM  

Sojourner..thanks. well if you donate your own blood before surgery then if you need it either during or after the surgery it will be given back to you instead of from an unknown donor.

starry nights 2:31 PM  

Ufukhati..thank you.

starry nights 2:32 PM  

sreejith..thank you

starry nights 2:32 PM  

Mindinside..thank you

starry nights 2:35 PM  

Geetha..thank you.

starry nights 2:35 PM  

Artnavy..thank you

starry nights 2:36 PM  

sophie..thank you

starry nights 2:36 PM  

Nisha..thank you

starry nights 2:36 PM  

Alex..thank you.I hope they give me three shots.

starry nights 2:37 PM  

eclipsed thoughts..thank you.

starry nights 2:37 PM  

Ganesh..thank You. I am having back surgery.

starry nights 2:38 PM  

Shakhi ..thank you

starry nights 2:38 PM  

Hillgrandmom..thank you.

starry nights 2:38 PM  

richunderconstruction..thank you

starry nights 2:39 PM  

Lera..thank you.

starry nights 2:39 PM  

Scribblez..thank you.

starry nights 2:40 PM  

Margie ..it is on the 6th of November.

starry nights 2:40 PM  

Mathew..thank you. the kids are always cool.

Mumbai Guy 6:26 PM  

Starry, those pics of draculla and all that horrible stuff was for real? Sounds pretty bad.

Neers 8:55 PM  

heyyy... all the best for the big day!! and with all those "missin beats" am sure... your heart is as hale as ever... :)

starry nights 9:09 PM  

Mumbai guy..It was for real.It was all decorated for Halloween.

starry nights 9:10 PM  

Neers..How have you been. Let me tell you, those skipped beats sure make the heart stronger .take care:)

chandni 11:17 PM  

god bless lalitha!!! get well soon...

and may I add..u r mighty brave...I can't stomach hospitals at all!

alex 12:28 AM  


Mr. J 2:01 AM  

Surgery for what? :O Take care.

adi 2:34 AM  

"my heart is still good inspite of J making me skip a beat ever so often"

i often laugh at my troubles, they seem less troubling then...i love ur spirit starry, just take care. hope everything turns out fine.

actually, everything WILL be fine. believe me :>

take care

Jeevan 3:39 AM  

Be brave to face the surgery; will pray the surgery should not give u more pain:) Take care dear.

vibhor 4:45 AM  

hi dear,
hope you get well soon...
and be relaxed dont be nervous..it not that painful as you are thinking...
good luck to you...
take care...

Has to be me 5:08 AM  

Good luck for ur surgery! Im sure u'll b fine soon. My prayers r with u for ur surgery.

Poetry by Kai 7:20 AM  

wish u well


take care!

samuru999 7:56 AM  

So your surgery is on Monday!
Well, I most defintely will have you in my thoughts and prayers on that day...and now too.

Relax on the weekend, and do not worry about a thing!

Hallaoween was fun...
I so enjoy having all the little ghosts and goblins coming by for their treats.

Take care my dear!


Robyn 8:31 AM  


That seems so inappropriate! I have donated over a gallon of blood in my life, but I would probably faint if I had to stare at pictures of Dracula and fangs with blood!

That WAS a long day for you. Next year you'll feel better and have a chance to celebrate!

Best wishes for a quick recovery.

Lots of ♥

Take care sweetie,

starry nights 10:40 AM  

Chandni...thank you

starry nights 10:40 AM  

has to be me..thank you

starry nights 10:40 AM  

Alex..thank you

starry nights 10:41 AM  

John..thanks. I am having back surgery

starry nights 10:41 AM  

Jeevan..thank you

starry nights 10:43 AM  

Adi..thnk you. sometimes you have to laugh otherwise life would not be so interesting.

starry nights 10:43 AM  

Adi..thnk you. sometimes you have to laugh otherwise life would not be so interesting and fun.

starry nights 10:44 AM  

Vibhor..thank you.

starry nights 10:45 AM  

Margie..thank you

starry nights 10:46 AM  

Robyn..thank you. It was not too bad. vampires and draculas don't frighten me. I just thought it was kind of weird.

starry nights 10:47 AM  

Kai..thank you.

Twisted DNA 2:58 PM  

I hope it will all be over quickly and you be back to tip-top shape soon. Spending that kind of time in hospitals is not fun :(

"J making me skip a beat ever so often."

Blessed 4:36 PM  

Wishing you MANY blessings My dear Starry! May you have a blessed recovery and take all the time you need to be well!
I have to ask what kind of surgery?
Hugs & prayers!

Shionge 4:41 PM  

Take care and you're in our thoughts for sure!

ari4u 6:06 PM  

How are you Starry? Hope you feel better real soon and good luck with your surgery. I never knew you can donate blood in advance and use it if need it during surgery.

I have been really busy and i apologize for not commenting earlier. Things have been hectic. I love what you have done with your template. It looks cool, especially the header image. Take care.

b v n 6:31 PM  

hey I've tagged you ! take a look :)

Anonymous,  8:24 PM  

hey starry!
Glad u like the song.
and despite my request not to mind the comments, u seem to have left answers there :)) I have to make a quick trip across time once again:)[I wont comment there:)]


Anonymous,  9:30 PM  

hey i am glad u did not listen to me.. there is that much more i got out of it :)

Have a nice day!

Neers 12:47 AM  

hope you doing great!!

Chet 6:41 AM  

Good luck with your surgery, I know you will feel much better. It is better to get it done as soon as you can. Don't wait to long, I did and now am paying the price. You are in my prayers.

starry nights 7:45 AM  

Twisted dna..thank you

starry nights 7:45 AM  

Shionge..thank you

starry nights 7:46 AM  

Blessed..thank you and keep me in your prayers. I think I have to write a post about my surgery because many people want to know what kind of surgery.

starry nights 7:47 AM  

Bvn..tagged again..thank you will see if I can get it done before monday.

starry nights 7:47 AM  

Ari4u..thank you.

starry nights 7:48 AM  

Sojourner..i liked the song you were playing. It was nice to go back to the archives myself. could not leave without addressing the comment.thanks again.

starry nights 7:48 AM  

Neers..thank you

starry nights 7:48 AM  

Chet..thank you.

Dreamer 8:26 AM  


Best of luck. We are with you.


starry nights 10:07 AM  

dreamer thank you.

samuru999 10:47 AM  

I know your surgery is on Monday.
Here is a little prayer for you.

I pray that...
all restlees thoughts will leave your mind.

all fear amd anxiety will be replaced with a calming spirit and trust in the healing instruments of

the doctors who do the surgery will bring healing to you through their

your family will be blessed, and may their support give you strength to face any moments of doubt.

may your nights be blessed, and may you rest peacefully under God's
protection, and be ready for your day of surgery.

You are in my prayers!
Bless you!
And, may God be with you!


amu (amrita) 1:35 AM  

I pray that your surgery sails unhindered and it's a success. May you recover soon and we read more of your scribbles in days to come.

Anali 6:20 AM  

That is bizarre having all the dracula stuff at the Blood Bank.

Speaking of banks, I went to my regular bank right before Halloween. They had really creepy sound effects playing non-stop, moaning and screaming. It was really over the top.

Anyway, best of luck with the surgery and all the preparation. I'm glad things seem to be moving along.

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