Thursday, October 20, 2011

Giving health

I saved somebody's life this week.  Woo-hoo!

Actually, it doesn't feel like I saved someone's life.  I had the usual interview about how boring my life is (no, I haven't lived in exotic countries; no, I haven't recently exchanged bodily fluids with men who have exchanged bodily fluids with other men; no, I haven't gotten a tattoo.)  My blood pressure is normal; my pulse was fine; my hemoglobin levels were good.  Then I gave blood.

Then I got to eat chocolate and peanut-butter crackers . . . Mmmmm . . . I got a sticker that said, "Kiss me; I gave blood today."   I made sure my husband saw the sticker and took appropriate action.  I'm feeling like I got the best end of the deal.
All just a reminder to me to be grateful for my own health.  Even though health care is expensive, it's still true that good health is something that money can't buy.

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