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06 April 2009 @ 07:15 pm
transfusion scare  

so, i saw a new doc today and she was really worried when she laid eyes on me. she said i looked really pale and there was no blood in my hands etc etc. i was like, really? but... i look like this all the time anyway? she asked if i have been feeling easily tired recently. i said, no? she insisted on sending me for a blood test and said she might have to send me for a blood transfusion.

blood transfusion!!! wow! i was flabbergasted. but i feel absolutely fine?

so, i sacrificed a test tube of blood to the nurse and the results were pretty normal. doc was apologetic for holding us up. it was probably unbelievable to her that someone as pale as i am could exist and be normal. haha! i told her the only sun i get is from sitting next to my window at my desk.

my iron level is only slightly low, so she gave me iron tablets. need to start getting my monthly steak meals again.

feelin': amusedamused
hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on April 6th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
it is a long time that i see you blog. please do take care of yourself.
JV: lucienhugdrag0nette on April 7th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
yeh, life has been busy busy busy! =)

take care of yourself too!
petitboutpetitbout on April 6th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
Get the Leeches!!!
Might I suggest that spinach is an excellent source of iron; in fact, ounce per ounce cooked it has a greater percentage of iron that beeef.

I'm just saying.

But yeah, a nice steak with Chicago steak rub . . . yummmmmm.
JVdrag0nette on April 7th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Get the Leeches!!!
i love spinach! but mom doesn't like having it in our diet because apparently it's not good for the teeth? i don't know if it's an old wives' tale!

but i think she will incorporate it after my transfusion scare. hehe!
vanessafridavanessafrida on April 7th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
eat more red meat!
JV: eatdrag0nette on April 7th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
yes m'am! =)
senprojectsen on April 7th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
I'm happy to hear you're doing alright whitey. :-)

I like your icon -- just noticed it; yes, I know, it's probably 3 years old I bet ;-) Then again, your journal has a link to "Friendster" soooooo....

JVdrag0nette on April 7th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)

holy crap, you're right. lemme update that to facebook! =)
The Citygentcitygent on April 9th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
pale and interesting, babe ;o)
JVdrag0nette on May 22nd, 2009 08:43 am (UTC)
teehee! like a ghostly apparition?
.that girl.: chi keyboardgirlwhowaits on April 26th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
i missed this post - i've been a zombie the past month or so.

good to hear you didn't need any transfusion but it amazes me how GPs can jump to conclusions so quickly.

Eg. our GP saw M and thought he must be full of sicknesses. Turns out he is far healthier than his healthy looking wife. Argh.

JV: laughdrag0nette on May 22nd, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)
LOL! that's pretty funny!
spacenukespacenuke on May 21st, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
omg i can't believe you're still active here. :p
JV: laughdrag0nette on May 22nd, 2009 08:45 am (UTC)
i wouldn't say i'm active... haha! i post like once a month... or once in a few months! =P