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In The Hospital

Simbi Laveau

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Hey UMers. 

I am just coming off a 5 day stint in the hospital. 

It was actually life threatening due to blood loss. 

Long story but, I was basically bleeding into my abdomen. 

2 vessels were torn. 

They kept bleeding until my abdomen couldn't take on any more fluids. That actually stopped the bleeding to a degree , or I'd have died almost immediately. 

So.... Stubborn that I am, I refused surgery and a blood transfusion. Surgery.. Yeah no. 

Nnnooppeee.. 

I had a friend bring me Chinese herbs the next morning. They stop bleeding cold. 

That seemed to help, but I was eating up IV fluids, and when they drew blood, it was taking on the consistency of red watercolor paint. 

I had very few red blood cells left, which made breathing difficult, and I was coming close to probably coding and or greatly infarcting my heart muscle. 

They had a procedure to stop the bleeding as well. Not surgery... Duh, but as weak as I was,, it was impossible to do. 

Yyeeaaahhh, so I had to give in and agree to a transfusion. 

I got like 4 bags of packed cells. Maybe more. I was kind of out of it by then. 

So, long story short, I had the PROCEDURE Sunday , and I'm out of the hospital today , in my bed, drinking tea. 

They wanted to keep me 2 more days, and well, HELL NO. 

I'm very pale, weak, but I have the herbs for that now. 

I will be ok.... I.... think. 

But, in short, I'd love to thank all the people that donate blood. 

Without you, a lot of people would die. 

I'd donate, but I'm too anemic. 

I'm on the bone marrow donor list however. 

Xxoo

 

 

 



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Wow... I hope you get everything straightened out and get on your feet again soon!  Spring is nearly sprung and inside is a poor place to experience it :) 

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Kittens Are Jerks

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Sorry you're having such a difficult time of it. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery. Take care of yourself.

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Simbi Laveau

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Thank you everyone. I'm home now. I'm doing OK. I will go to work tomorrow. 

:wub:

 

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Goddess of the Mist

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Take care - that sounds like it was a rough experience.  Glad you're back home! B)

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I'm glad that their are those who donate blood, as it saves the lives of many.  I'm glad that blood donors made a difference in a positive way for you, Simbi.

I should donate blood soon.  I hate needles.  But I don't hate them that much.  Not enough to stop me from donating blood.

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Simbi Laveau

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On 3/23/2019 at 3:57 PM, MainerMikeBrown said:

I'm glad that their are those who donate blood, as it saves the lives of many.  I'm glad that blood donors made a difference in a positive way for you, Simbi.

I should donate blood soon.  I hate needles.  But I don't hate them that much.  Not enough to stop me from donating blood.

I realized how important this is now. I. Always knew, but this hit it home 

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I used to donate regularly but then I realized that with AB-, no one really needs mine.  The plasma is sought after but the whole blood, not so much.  On the bright side, I can take just about ANY blood type for brief periods.  Unfortunately though, I'm possibly an evil alien :( 

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On 3/25/2019 at 2:16 AM, and then said:

I used to donate regularly but then I realized that with AB-, no one really needs mine.  The plasma is sought after but the whole blood, not so much.  On the bright side, I can take just about ANY blood type for brief periods.  Unfortunately though, I'm possibly an evil alien :( 

I'm AB neg. They can use it. I can use it 

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