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Dec 29, 2009 - 0 comments
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Today my mom took me to get my first "woman-exam". Oh joy. Everything went well, I got put on YAZ (in case anyone has anything to say about that little drug) and I was doing well when they asked if I would like to go ahead and have blood work done to check for any problems I might have concerning my thyroid gland, sugar levels, anything of that sort. I am deathly afraid of needles but I handle alright as long as I don't see it... and as soon as the needs goes in, I am fine. I just hate the way it lookes when it punctures the skin. I jumped a few times when her hands touched me but I managed to calm myself and she got it done easy. I stood up from the table, put my cloves back on and though I was seeing a few spots in my vision, I kept walking. I have heard that taking blood can have minor effects like that. I have never had blood drawn before because until recently I have not had many medical issues... Also I weigh below the legal weight requirement for blood donors. I walked back into the waiting room where my mom was and sat down beside her. I kind of layed over and couldn't hold up so my mom went to pay so we could leave fast and go home. She helped me up and we went out the door, right there I sat down because I couldn't hold myself up anymore. My stomach was knotting up and I felt all dried out. Mom told me that we were going back to the waiting room so I could sit down and then she'd find an exam room for me to lay down in. Once in the exam room, my vision had begun to spin and black out around the edges repeatedly. They got me a room and I was taking a turn for the worst fast. They got me up and walkin, all be it slightly unstable but walking none the less. I made it through the doors of the waiting room into the office and that is where I fell. I was still conscious for the most part but I lost control of my body. My mom and a nurse caught me and I can't rightly remember all that went on except that my mom was dragging me, my boots were making that god-aweful sound of being drug on carpet, and Mom was saying something to a nurse about being used to it because she worked at a veterenary clinic except that it was usually heavy dogs rather than her daughter. After that I can't remember anything. My mom says that I was out cold just before we made it to the exam room. Next thing I know I am dreaming about people making a fuss over me and all I want to do is tell them to hush because I am trying to sleep but then something is burning the hell out of my nose and I am awake and words come bubbling out of my mouth. The words weren't very nice, or lady like. I distinctly remember something about "fu*k!ing hot stuff in my d@mn nose" and something else about "Why the he!! are ya'll yelling at me?". My arms were numb and tingling and I was burning up. I had lost control of my bladder so my @ss was wet and at this point I was extremely irritated. They made me open my eyes and drink some sort of juice. They took my blood pressure and wrapped me in a blacket and put towels under me. After I was awake I was fine and just took a little while to get my breathing under control, though I was back to my snippy self in no time. Appearantly when they took the blood, I was alright until it set in my system and my blood pressure dropped all the way down to 86/56 in less than 3 minutes and the reseult was me passing out for the first time ever. Crazy, hm? That's what I thought. Everyone's first reaction is that I might be anemic... however, I think it's just because of my weight combined with my body's sensitivity right now. Oh well, tell me what you all think!

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