An open letter – 22/27 – Someone who is willing to take me out on a date tomorrow

Desperado na ako. Masyado kasi akong nafrustrate kanina. Kaya sa taong gusto ako…tulungan, tara labas tayo. Open minded ka naman. 🙂

I know I prepared for this. Straight from a very exhausting event yesterday, I went home to Las Pinas and tried to achieve an oh-so-good 8-hour sleep. I had my bottled mineral water with me on the way to the hospital and ate healthy at least an hour before the blood letting.

But then when I got to the Chinese General Hospital this morning, I failed the screening. TATLONG BUWAN PALANG DAW NAKAKALIPAS YUNG OPERATION KO SA LALAMUNAN. I asked my registered nurse friends before days before if qualified ako, they all said yes pero siguro baka masyado pa ngang fresh yung sugat dahil sa tinanggal na tonsil kaya bawal pa talaga.

Why do I feel so frustrated? BECAUSE I REALLY WANTED TO HELP! The last time I donated blood, (Hi Khay-khay!) the patient needed four bags sana pero when they transfused the bag I donated, hindi na niya kinailangan ng tatlo pa. May powers ata yung dugo ko. Haha.

But seriously, it felt SOOOOO GOOD! It felt good when I learned that the condition of Cheska’s mom turned out better. It felt good knowing that I was able to save life and she was able to survive and live for more than 7 years! 🙂
It felt good knowing I was able to do good. At least, sa paraang ito nakakagawa ako ng mabuti.

When I heard the news about Jen’s mom needing blood donors, I messaged my friend immediately. Jen is an old friend and a former workmate from Post Ad. I can still remember all the memories in Jen’s house and tita Irene who is very accommodating, sweet and cool.

Hindi iba si Jen and si tita sa akin kahit sobrang babaw lang ng participation ko sa buhay nila. Haha.

Biglang naramdaman ko yung kagustuhan kong tumulong at kagustuhan kong maramdaman ulit yung kasiyahan ng pagbibigay sa ibang tao.

Isa ako sa pinakakuripot na taong makikilala mo, yes, pero one of my love languages is act of service.

And again, I feel so frustrated because I failed the blood screening this morning. I am not allowed to donate until next year. 😦

Sabi nga, you can only do so much. Pero hindi ako papayag na sa ganito lang to mauwi.

Friend(s), I am asking for your help. Donate tayo ng dugo bukas! Holiday naman eh. Kasama parin ako kasi sasamahan kita. Hindi lang ito tulong kay tita Irene kundi tulong mo na rin ito sa akin. Promise, masarap sa pakiramdam. Tara, ide-date kita. Kakain tayo ng chinese food after. Manonood pa tayo ng Coco. 🙂

Message me lang ha (091543561109).

Thank you in advance!

FROM redcross.org.ph
Preparation before donating blood
1. Have enough rest and sleep.
2. No alcohol intake 24 hours prior to blood donation.
3. No medications for at least 24 hours prior to blood donation.
4. Have something to eat prior to blood donation, avoid fatty food.
5. Drink plenty of fluid, like water or juice.

Steps in donating blood
1. Have your weight taken.
2. Register and honestly and complete the donor registration form.
3. Have your blood type and hemoglobin checked.
4. A physician will conduct a blood donor examination.
5. Actual donation–the amount of blood to be donated (either 350cc or 450cc) will depend on the donor’s weight and blood pressure. It usually takes 10 minutes or less.
6. A 5 to 10 minute rest and plenty of fluid-intake are necessary after donation.

What to do after blood donation?
1. Drink plenty of fluid, like water or juice.
2. Refrain from stooping down after blood donation.
3. Refrain from strenuous activities like:
a. Lifting heavy objects;
b. Driving big vehicles such as bus, trucks, etc.; or
c. Operating big machines.
4. Avoid using the punctured arm in lifting heavy objects.
5. Apply pressure on the punctured site and lift the arm in case the site is still bleeding.
6. If there is discoloration and swelling on the punctured site, you may apply cold compress for 24 hours.
7. If there is dizziness, just lie down with your feet elevated. Drink plenty of juice; and in just a few minutes or so, it will pass.

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