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Thread: I gave blood today...

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    ..and i've got a haematoma :(

    This was my 17th donation and it's never happened before.

    The needle really hurt when she put it in and i knew something was wrong as the blood flow kept stopping and starting.I felt really faint when i'd finished giving blood and my vein came up in a huge hard lump.

    I still have the lump which is aching like mad and i have pins and needles in my arm and fingers.There's a nice been bruise coming too.

    They told me there was nothing i could do except rest so i'm sat on the sofa with the laptop but i feel sooo tired.
    They are going to ring tomorrow to make sure i'm ok.

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    Scary stuff. Hope you feel better in the morning Teresa.





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    That's horrible :( Hope it feels better soon.






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    Me too!

    Thanks Claire and Lisa.
    It hasn't put me off as the lady that sat with me said that my pint of blood was enough to save 12 babies lives as i'm O Negative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizneyblonde, post: 36772
    Me too!

    Thanks Claire and Lisa.
    It hasn't put me off as the lady that sat with me said that my pint of blood was enough to save 12 babies lives as i'm O Negative.
    That puts it into perspective doesn't it?
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    I hope you feel better hon! I'm O neg too.












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    hope you're still alive tomorrow when they ring to ask if you're ok

    ouch that be painful














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    Put some ice on and that will help with the swelling and take some of the pain away sweetie. OR you could try some of that Vodka stuff that Becca is talking about (not that I would know what that was) :D

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    Ouch....have the pins & needles stopped yet?
    Well done you though

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    Pins and needles have stopped and i just took the plaster off to see the damage.

    The lump is still aching and it looks like i'll have a bruise to be proud of!

    Tea,chocolate and an early night will do the trick.
    Not allowed to drink alcohol after donation so it's a good job i had a botle of rose last night

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