Yesterday was hot..90s hot. And humid. I didn't drink enough water, I was tired being up in the night listening to the weather radio blast off and watching the hail and rain at 4 a.m. And then I went to give blood in the afternoon. Well, guess what?
I've never fainted before except for that time in second grade when I slipped on the ice and hit my head. The nuns just picked me up and propped me up in my desk. That's where I woke up and everyone was looking at me.
Yesterday, I woke up with two or three nurses looking at me and asking if I was okay. I am so impressed with the Red Cross staff and their efficiency. After about 45 minutes and a couple of vital checks they let me go only if I called for a ride home. No. 38 had to walk downtown to pick up the car and rescue me.
So there, I confessed to my frailties. Will I give blood again? Of course. I just need to prepare myself better. Eat a good meal consisting of protein and drink plenty of water. Oh, and take an extra pair of pants along, just in case.