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September 19th, 2003
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A new experience..
I've given platelets for years and never had this happen...today the collection site started to hurt, I started sweating, and I really just wanted to get out of there.

I finally had them stop the collection (they had enough for two units, but they always go a little over). Then I was dumb and got up too fast. I started to fade out and they had me lie back down. I think if I hadn't, I would have passed out.


Wow! The nurses speculate that I was dehydrated and maybe not well rested. Hmmm.

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From:starmama
Date:September 19th, 2003 10:12 am (UTC)
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hey, i've never done platelets, but i've felt like that a few times when donating plasma. it's usually been when i was not as well hydrated as usual (i'm NEVER dehydrated unless i'm hung over LOL) or a little run down. weren't you sick recently?
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From:happypete
Date:September 19th, 2003 10:16 am (UTC)

I haven't really been sick...

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but I have been terribly run down...
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From:rslatkin
Date:September 19th, 2003 12:24 pm (UTC)
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I gave blood today and did my usual thing of staying in the chair for a good long time while drinking juice. I was feeling good while I walked back to the office, but then it snuck up on me and I felt woozy and had to sit down for a while. I'm feeling a lot better now.

Hope you feel better!
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From:happypete
Date:September 19th, 2003 03:45 pm (UTC)

ah-ha!

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we are still psychically connected...I knew it all along.

That's okay, there's a short list of people I would have no problem being astrally tied to, and you're on it.
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From:hammercock
Date:September 19th, 2003 06:06 pm (UTC)
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Oh, god...you should never donate blood or platelets when you are poorly rested and worn out. That's a good way to have happen exactly what happened to you.

Glad you're okay now, though. *hugs* Get some sleep! :-}
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From:happypete
Date:September 20th, 2003 08:42 am (UTC)

I know...

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Stupid me..I should have called and cancelled Thursday when I was too worn out to stay at work.

Sometimes my pride is my own worst enemy...I thought chugging a few bottles of water that morning would see me through.

Duh!
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