I gave blood today. I prepped for it this morning by eating two bowls of cereal and a belgian waffle covered in whipped cream and strawberries for breakfast, then drinking a liter of water.
I wrote a little blank vitals sheet on a business card ahead of time, so I wouldn’t get them scrawled messily on a scrap of paper like they usually do when I ask for my vitals.
My hemoglobin always seems to be on the low side.
It went MUCH smoother than last time. The woman doing it was very good, I barely felt the needle, she was quick and efficient. When it was done, she used a non-stick arm wrap instead of bandaids, so my arm hair didn’t get all ripped off painfully when I removed it.