a compendium of musings and rants from Alison Beightol, who is old enough to know better.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
old age and treachery rocks
yesterday, old age and treachery overcame youth at the blood mobile. my hemoglobin was the only heme high enough to donate.my 40 year old 14.4 smashed their 18 year old 11.whatever. it was great. and i finished my donation in 7 minutes giving me time to haul ass over to my class. however, pulling 400 ml of whole blood off of me and the fast walking across campus did a serious number on me. I was completely fluid depleted and felt like poo the rest of the afternoon. so maybe my super heme was only super heme because I was dehydrated. since I only drink amp, cokes and unsweet tea, this is entirely possible.