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.
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.