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    superArti artifice's Avatar
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    I conquered a fear today

    what are your fears? pick one and tackle it head-on this weekend!



    happened to cruise by a red cross donation around the corner from my house. I've been saying for almost a year now I should donate, but then my tri training got in the way. I donated once in HS- 2001 ish? I tried one other time since and was turned away because I didn't weigh enough. The first time I donated I passed out, and it kind of freaked me out, but I have been determined to give it another try. Having plumped up a few lbs since my HS days.. I meet the 110# minimum, yay!! And-- no passing out. Double yay!!
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    good for you!! that's one that i've yet to conquer....i hate needles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
    good for you!! that's one that i've yet to conquer....i hate needles.
    I'm OK with needles, but I have a mild fear of blood (usually my own). I even looked DOWN AT MY ARM while they were drawing blood. thats huge.

    you'll be ok. Just don't look at the needle. It really doesn't hurt.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
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    You ROCK, Arti!!
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    hmmmm, i dunno....i only give blood 1x/year and that's when i get a yearly physical and the complete blood workup done for cholesterol, etc......
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
    hmmmm, i dunno....i only give blood 1x/year and that's when i get a yearly physical and the complete blood workup done for cholesterol, etc......
    That one sucks because you're afraid of BAD news. This one is fun because its for GOOD!

    or at least, thats as optimistic as I can get about the whole poking/blood stealing thing.
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    nah...not afraid of bad news...i have good cholesterol...this last one was great: 160 total...everything else was great too and my dr told me to keep on doing what i was doing...
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    good for you, think about the people you are helping.


    i dont mind donating, needles, or blood. I can't due to unknown medical condition and the stuff that shows up in my blood stream.
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    I have thalassemia minor so no donating for me, but I do volunteer at hospitals and such

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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidonabike View Post
    I have thalassemia minor so no donating for me, but I do volunteer at hospitals and such
    I've been told I am borderline TM but they need my blood type so I keep donating. I'm a tubby so no worries about passing out here
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    Sorry, I like my fears.

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    arti, your hair looks much lighter here. Very pretty though.

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    Rock on with your bad self, a.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    I'm OK with needles, but I have a mild fear of blood (usually my own). I even looked DOWN AT MY ARM while they were drawing blood. thats huge.

    you'll be ok. Just don't look at the needle. It really doesn't hurt.
    Congratulations Arti! I've donated for years and I still can't look at my arm. When they do the stick, I turn my head and close my eyes. They always ask if I'm going to faint.
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    I'm afraid I'm going to get run over by an idiot driver. But apparently I've conquered it as I keep going out there for more punishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick View Post
    arti, your hair looks much lighter here. Very pretty though.
    thanks! I actually just got it done to-day!

    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Congratulations Arti! I've donated for years and I still can't look at my arm. When they do the stick, I turn my head and close my eyes. They always ask if I'm going to faint.
    oh, I can't watch when they stick the needle in. e eeekkkk! that thought gives me nightmares. I peeked at my arm once they were already sucking my blood. :vampireemoticonhere:
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    did u pig out on all the free cookies and juices afterwards? That's the best part
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
    did u pig out on all the free cookies and juices afterwards? That's the best part
    heck yeah! and they had better than average snacks. little bags of mini-oreos and fruit snacks. mmm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    heck yeah! and they had better than average snacks. little bags of mini-oreos and fruit snacks. mmm.
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    arti, where are you with the house? I dont think I saw the final verdict or decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick View Post
    arti, where are you with the house? I dont think I saw the final verdict or decision.
    that's because there hasn't been a verdict! lol. still contemplating the little house with the big tree. waiting for some revelation that tells me "this is the one"- I guess if it sells from under me, the revelation should have come sooner.
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    Arti, you're my favorite superhero!
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    what are your fears? pick one and tackle it head-on this weekend!



    happened to cruise by a red cross donation around the corner from my house. I've been saying for almost a year now I should donate, but then my tri training got in the way. I donated once in HS- 2001 ish? I tried one other time since and was turned away because I didn't weigh enough. The first time I donated I passed out, and it kind of freaked me out, but I have been determined to give it another try. Having plumped up a few lbs since my HS days.. I meet the 110# minimum, yay!! And-- no passing out. Double yay!!
    Goodfor you Arti! (They mistakenly gave you the "Wuss" sticker! see the little "w" )
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Goodfor you Arti! (They mistakenly gave you the "Wuss" sticker! see the little "w" )
    lol yeah, I wondered about that W, also. I think it might have been for the location? But I did let them know I was a wussy, so who knows.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
    Of all the treasures I have, itís the memories that are the most precious.

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