No cause for alarm: I gave blood for the first time this afternoon.
I’ve always felt like the sort of person who would give blood but somehow circumstances have conspired against me and I have never actually been able to give blood. But since I finished my marathon course of antibiotics (after 3 years give or take) it dawned on me that I could try again.
But this week at work I saw a poster that said a bus would come to our building to pick up anyone who wanted to give blood. So I signed up and (after missing the bus) finally got to do it. And after my right arm started bruising almost immediately, they switched to my left so now I have a very fetching bandage around each arm, a pen and a lolly pop. Yay!
I was feeling rather elated until I nearly fainted at the bus stop.
Now I’m just feeling a bit woozy.