Getting back to normal

28 Mar

I had 3 units of blood pumped into me last Friday over a period of 6 hours at Nelson Hospital.

Saturday was a wipe-out. I felt as if I’d been run over by a truck. What surprises me is that although there was an immediate improvement in my colour, the physical effects of the transfusion take a few days to kick in. Even today, Monday, although I feel mildly better, I think I still felt better the day before the transfusion when the haemoglobin was very low!

I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that though the laboratories do their best to match my own blood with the blood I am to receive, it can never be a total match. That could mean that a ‘rejection’ battle can take place until the new blood is properly assimilated.

Never mind, tomorrow is another day which should show another improvement.

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Posted by on 28 March, 2011 in Medical, Personal


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