“Oh shit! I don’t have health insurance!”
Ok, yes being a little of a drama queen here. Let’s rewind.
I got a call last night from the local blood bank, where I have given before, asking me to come in as the local blood supply is very low. Sure, how about tomorrow? So I go to the local blood bank, just a few blocks away, and get started. Registration take forever because each time they have to go through my travel resume to make sure I am eligible. It doesn’t matter that each time they get the same story, it’s part of the process each time.
The “giving” process was easy. It really doesn’t bother me at all as long as I don’t watch what is happening. I give pretty regularly so there aren’t really any surprises. The fun began after I went to the recovery table to enjoy some free juice and snacks. I was feeling a little light headed, but nothing too serious and then all of a sudden I hear someone yell, “Nurse!” I thought, uh-oh, sounds like someone needs help. Oh, and oopps, that person is me– and next thing I know I am waking up to a strange environment feeling like someone was rousing me out of the longest nap ever. I was out cold. I fainted.
This was kind of cool since I had never fainted before in my life. After they revived me, they put me in a wheelchair and sent me back to the beds where I had given blood. Thats when I got scared about the health insurance. Yeah, still working on that.
Well, don’t let this little tale stop you from giving blood. It’s really ok… I have don’t it at least 20 times and this is the first time I ever fainted. I blame the Weight Watchers, actully. I mean, surely it’s the diet’s fault right?