Tuesday, March 15, 2011
a many thing post today
firstly, donated blood today!
or, attempted to anyway. I was so nervous, and the lady with the needle could tell and she was saying "it's alright it will only sting for 10 seconds then that'll dissipate and you won't feel a thing". so then she felt for my vein and she found one, and then she did the whole dabbing thing, then she was about to put the needle in and she goes "it's your first time so I recommend you don't look" so then I started full freaking out, in my head thinking
WHY CAN'T I LOOK WHY WHAT HAPPENS DOES SOMETHING REALLY DISGUSTING HAPPEN WHEN THE NEEDLE GOES IN IS THE NEEDLE REALLY BIG DOES IT MAKE A MASSIVE HOLE WTF WHAT HAPPENS.
and so my brain was full raging and my heart beating and I swear my hand around the stress ball was just pumping so hard that I started sweating and I was looking over at Jess like "wth I'm so scared."
she puts the needle in and I feel it go in, but it's okay that doesn't hurt, but once the blood is sucked out I started feeling really woozy and my tummy went strange and I wasn't even looking at the process because I'm terrible with blood. this is rare by the way, majority of people are fine with the blood getting taken out, my body is just weak.
and then she goes "uh oh, look at that leak, you're one of those." and I'm seriously thinking
WHATTTT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT WHAT WHAT FARK WHAT?! but I'm trying to act all calm and collected like the dope lil fly chick that I am and I go "oh, what's happening? what do you mean?"
and she's in the middle of explaining that I've got a good vein and all but it's not pumping enough blood or something and then ALL OF A SUDDEN THE NEEDLE FRIGGIN MOVES AND I ACTUALLY FEEL IT VIBRATE INSIDE MY ARM. and the woman calmly goes "oh! did you feel that?" and I'm like "ha .. ha ... ha yeah... ye.. yeah I did.. wha. what is it?" and she goes "well, the valve inside your vein yada yada yada *bio science stuff I don't understand" yada yada yada didn't like the needle because you've got small veins and this is a big needle, so then it tried to close around the needle, so it moved the needle around trying to get it out of your arm." and I'm just sitting there frozen on the chair going WTF WTF WADAFARK in my head and just panicking, but I was trying to look all yehhh watevsss isalll goooood im chiillll. but seriously though, my blood was tank enough to push a needle, pretty cool.
ANYWAY so then they had to stop taking blood from me otherwise I'd die or something (jokes I'm not really clear on it all) so I only got 50mL out when I should've donated 500mL and I felt so bad because my body failed me, but the woman was like "don't worry darling it's no one's fault, you came and you did what you could so that makes you a wonderful person. you did a great job today! you're 1 in 30 who donate, whereas the other 29 don't even bother to help." so that made me feel prattay speshal.
and then afterwards as soon as the valve started closing up, I got a bruise. my skin's super sensitive according to the woman so it just bruised immediately afterwards. my arm's still sore right now. if you're thinking about donating blood please don't worry about bruising, it only bruises if you're weirdly tank like me.
after that we were sent to the Hydration Centre/Room can't remember what it was called where we just sat and talked and had milkshakes and muffins and it was sho FUN. food makes the pain go away.
here are our arms afterwards! all bandaged and boooootiifull // jess, kriti, emma, me
had an amazing experience today and I'll definitely be going back, hopefully next time it works out. if you are over 16 and over 50kg please donate blood! even if you get freaked out at the thought it really is worth saving three lives for. don't let my story scare you, because I'm the 'victim' here and trust me, it was more fun than anything. you feel fantastic and super uber ruber fulfilled at the end. all you those donating?! good on you :)
who vandalised my Intuition booklet?! if I was there when you did it, my mind must have been in a completely different world because I have no memory of this //
lucky I noticed before I handed it in you ass.
I walk into my bedroom, just innocently strolling around looking for my school bag ready to get down and do some serious studying, when I look over at my bed and almost scream //
THAT... THAT THING. IS A BABY. like , a doll, but nevertheless A WHITE BABY UNDERNEATH MY SHEETS. I thought it was a real human head at first, but turns out it was just an act of mothertryingtobringoutthelittlegirlinmewhooncelikedplayingwithbabies.
seriously. scary mum . don't ever do shit like this again .
jokes I love you very much mummy <3
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