I felt dizzy and sick on Friday. The bloodwork results showed that my hemoglobin was still low so I was told to go to the hospital to get a blood transfusion. I didn't want it to happen but I wasn't too surprised by the call. We were heading up the hill when I got a call from the hospital to not come in until Saturday as they didn't have the blood on hand.
I was a bit stressed with the timing issue as the wedding was in the afternoon in Halifax area so I woke up bright and early on Sat morning and headed up to the hospital. I got in right away and they managed to get an IV in on the second try which is pretty good. I signed all the forms, told them that I had received blood in the past, and was able to get hooked up immediately which was excellent. It took three hours to go through which was quite boring, I don't remember it taking so long last time but I guess that time, they probably could push it through a PICC line a lot faster than a little IV. Good thing I had lots of podcasts to listen to while I dozed on and off.
After that was done, we took off to Halifax to get ready to the wedding. It was beautiful and we had a great time but I got tired super early. I'm not sure if it was the blood or not sleeping well the night before but I was exhausted by 9. I felt a bit better dizzy-wise on Sunday and felt even better this morning, I still have some nausea and incredible back pain but at least my dizziness is somewhat better!
I went for blood work this morning and it turns out that my hemoglobin levels are up a bit but not as much as hoped. It explains why I'm still quite tired when I do anything. I hope I don't need more blood but it seems like it's going to be the only way to get my levels back up. Red meat isn't doing the trick.
|Sweet new blood.|
|Thank you to everyone who donates blood!|