Blood Transfusion - nobrand

Other Care Associated with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma . Posted on December 19, 2012 View this journey (55 Experiences)

Today I received two units of blood to help bump up my red blood cells and platelets. I was starting to itch a lot on my leg, then I had two living-large nosebleeds.. hopefully this will stop that silliness.

Back to resting now.

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  • FreeBird's Avatar
    FreeBird

    seems like the fun never ends. I hope it works well.

    almost 8 years ago
  • nobrand's Avatar
    nobrand

    Actually, getting getting a transfusion isn't fun, but it is by no means terrible either. They give you two pillows, warm blankets, and have a pretty incredible array of snacks. You can make an day of it if you let yourself. Feeling better today too, in a mysterious sort-of way.

    almost 8 years ago
  • attypatty's Avatar
    attypatty

    I'm with you - the blood transfusions are rather pleasant (especially as compared to chemo infusions) and sure give a boost of energy. I had four transfusions over the course of my chemo - mostly because I am anemic to start with. The wierdest thing for me was the thought of someone else's blood coursing through my veins, but after I got over that, I was really thankful that some stranger was kind enough to donate blood that helped me. Made me wish I could donate blood myself, but I can't because of my anemia. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Sending good wishes your way.
    FIght On,
    Attypatty

    almost 8 years ago

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