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 .