So I went to give blood the other day for our communities Day of Service and I came outta there feeling like a million bucks. During the screening process, the kind individual that took my blood pressure couldn't say enough about how marvelously good it was. She then took my pulse and said, "Oh my! Do you exercise a lot?" (Anyone who knows me well knows thats a LAUGH). Finally, after seeing that I had the "Give Double" (you can opt to give double red blood cells) sticker she informed me that I needed to weigh at least 130 lbs to do so and that I didn't look like I would make that cutoff. (Another LAUGH) Wahoo! How extremely flattering!
The funny thing about all this is that I couldn't even actually donate--my iron was too low. But I came out with a Lorna Doone and some new found confidence about my blood pressure level, heart rate and weight. My appreciation, Red Cross!
The First Day of School
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