Saturday, October 24, 2009

blood suckers....

it reads Thank you for saving lifes on the stress ball.

I visited the vampire control station blood bank on thursday. alone. yesh. i went alone. ahaha...:p i book a appointment and went there, i thought it would be a very hard place to find, but, luckily, it wasn't.

Usually i'm not into very alone stuff, takes a little courage to go to such an intimidating place alone you know....ahahaha....ok. i'm a little bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to doctors, hospitals...things in relation to get what i even i amazed myself when i made the decision. I donated blood on past occasions before, but those were in school, and much more convenient....

But the good thing was, since Jy's workplace was near blood bank it was a win win situation...because i'm meeting her at a later time so i can donate blood nearby...or in the other sense, because i'm donating blood nearby so i can meet her later on...all's good..=D

So there i was at the blood bank@HSA easily walkable from Outram Park mrt station. And then very jittery i walked in....still wondering if i was mad for awhile....not so much about the taking of blood because its a good thing, but more because...if you know me well, i'm the sort that stay far away from doctors and hospitals and stuff like that for good reason...unless i'm shitty sick going to die i would not say i wanna go see doctor at will....hahaa...stubborn...:P

Do remember, if you wanna go donate blood it'll be good if you could make an appoinment like i did, it'll save you alot of time. Waiting time. O and if you could, just spend a few minutes filling the online form provided, saves time too! :D Without appoinment, a walk in might take much longer. You can find the appoinment tabs on the right under e-services and forms here*

The people there were very friendly, and all i needed to do was walk in with the 'i'm very blur, pls guide me along' face and they very nicely did..great!:) You might say, they taking your blood mah, of course must be nice....not you see vampires being nice to their victims? o ya they do...if they wanna lure them in.....oo....haha..:p bad example there. lol.

I had a slew of test before to ensure i was fit and healthy before letting me in to the donation place....
at every station they very carefully checked my ic number...just to make sure, well...i was me?
so many intimidating looking equipment...
nah..i think it's the fact it looks like those kind of hospital setting that intimidates me...:p
checking my blood pressure....
high low? normal.
after all the checks and making sure, this lady helped to prepare the equipment...
she was worried that she might not be able to find my vein on my right i had about 2 or was it 3 people coming to look at my much for feeling like a specimen....
i told them...if right hand can't, then go for the left...they assured me it would be fine.
yesh. those are my legs! i was lying down...haha.
then the cleaning of the arm before the needles go in....just to kill all bacteria i think...
*swipe action too fast...can't really see*
was kaypo-ing. there's where my blood was going to flow into....
the lady was very friendly and chatted with me...
"came alone ah?" points to some guy beside me..who i think was a doctor and ask me..
"you all come together one?"
me: shakes head...nope alone..meeting friend later, she's at SGH.
"ahh...icic, she's coming to donate together?"
me: err no...she's coming to pick me up...
....more chats in between which i forgot...
"you taking pictures?"
me: ya! :) but but. later when put needle i can't take already. my mentality is that as long as i don't see the needle i won't feel the pain! ahha.
"o okies okies, i'll let you know. Don't worry"
then after that she proceeded on to do her own work checking all my tubes...then 'sayang-ing' my hand...i think she was trying to calm my nerves.
falalala~ the needle is in...i didn't capture it...
and the white gauze to prevent me from seeing it? or does everyone have it too?
my blood my blood!ooo.
i was quite fast, because i kept on exercising my hand with the squishy ball.
i think they inserted the needle into my vein at the wrong position or it wasnt too condusive for the blood to flow, at least 2 to 3 'nurses' *yes again* came to help me adjust. hurt abit, but again, i chickened out from looking again...but i felt it nonetheless. first time such things happen...-_- aren't they suppose to be more pro there? o well, this kind of things..never know one...not of anyone's fault i guess...
all done! about to take needle out!
i wasn't looking when i shot i didn't manage to capture the bigass needle being pulled out from under my skin...-___-
another lady came over to help me wrap...
she wanted to give me a pink colour wrap...
0.0 o nooooooo!
then i requested like a little kid for a dinosaur one...hahahahaah
she said..." like dinosaur type.."
i couldn't tell if that was meant to be sarcastic...if she was i totally didn't sense
so means..i look young..and feel childish to ask for the dinosaur bandage.;P
there! dinosaur! sooo cute right? i knoww. heh.
it was kinda hurting more than usual, because i donated before, so i was guessing this time something didn't go as smoothly...prob the needle adjusting part....
this picture was taken after the waiting for bandage....still can take picture...:P
to show i'm well and alive! woohoo.

then i met up with jy! who was there to meet me at blood bank...happy!:)
We went to bugis to shop shop and eat dinner....
saw her blog and was also feeling bad didn't get to shop much on her birthday thought it was a nice chance to go down to bugis...
great fun! and buys...:)
just a little while...for a few hours, but it was nice. :D
but only had pictures in the toilet....because my hand was totally handicapped and sore...:(
*i took off the bandage and realise i got a bruise on the vein and it swell a little...not suppose to be that sore...*never happened before previously...shan't scare all with the pics, lest you all think donating blood is a bad ah noooo. it's prob just a minor error big deal..arm's still perfectly fine..:)
people with lousy skills...though :/
me and jy!
what a fun dinner and lil shop trip.
again again!
lasty...must shoot myself with the dinosaur bandage lah...haha..:P

Do give blood to the blood bank if you can. :) someone asked my why i do so? then i very replied then..." i dunno man..they need, so i give lor." If you ask me to donate thousands of dollars i probably can't afford it at the moment, but if my blood can be precious, i mean, why not? my blood would replenish itself and there is no harm.

So if you can, give your blood to someone who would find it precious too. You might never know, who would need it...who you could save....Little by little, makes up a moutain.

Find out more details here* if you are interested. :)

take care peeps.

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