Discussion in 'The Bridge Over The River Kawaii' started by MulMizu, Nov 29, 2012.
Nono, I was just being, uh, morbidly facetious? Is that a thing?
Same here. I hate needles and anything else that sucks my blood. Mosquitoes, leeches, ticks, bedbugs...they're all disgusting and awful. I even had terrifying nightmares about vampires when I was a kid.
As for bloodtype, I'd guess that I'm more of a B personality-wise, but I have no idea what my actual bloodtype is.
I'm quite sure my bloodtype is AB. Which is horrible because I hate banana-flavoured drinks and sweets.
It quite fits, but now even my bloodtype agrees with my zodiacal sign about how much I'm an organized person. I'm not. Damn you, ascendant!
This entire thing about bloodtype is fascinating. It seems that none of the manuals were translated, however.
I've gotten better, but I was uncomfortable (to say the least) with needles till about my mid-teens. And when I was really young (4-6 years old or so?)...
Well, it's late at the moment, so I can't check with my mother on this, but... if I recall correctly, the doctor needed at least two nurses on hand to restrain me so I could get a (relatively routine) injection.
On the subject of blood type, I'm relatively sure I'm A+.
Ugh, I hate needles too. Getting a shot still scares me, and drawing blood is the worse.
That being said, no idea what my blood type is. I'm sure it's on file somewhere, though.
Blood letting was also a popular "remedy" back in medieval times. Bad cough? Headache? Stubbed toe? Cover yourself with leeches!
Barbers also used to play surgeons too. You know those old fashioned barber poles, with the red and white stripes? The red used to represent the blood letting side of their practice.
I'm O+ and should give blood more often than I do. :(
Oh, alright. Got worried for a second~
Good news, everyone! Blood testing doesn't really need a needle.
Just something awfully sharp to stab your thumb with :D :D :D why do they stab fingers, that's like the most sensitive part of the body.
I used to be afraid of needles too, until I decided to cure myself by volunteering as a blood donor as a kind of... exposure therapy thing? I guess?
Somewhat surprisingly, it worked really well. The nurses who did the blood draw the first few times did give me an odd look when I explained why I was squirming so much, though.
I'd rather have my thumb stabbed for a second than have to deal with any needles.
I can deal with it and get whatever I need done over with, but I just can't stand needles for some reason. ><
It's a little bizarre that blood type is associated with personality, since I think blood type was a relatively recent discovery. At least horoscope has basis in thousands of years of astrology.
I'm O+ but tend to be underweight for donating.
Can i like...wait until i get a bad scratch and then rush into the hospital and be like "LOOK I'M BLEEDING HURRY FIND OUT MY BLOOD TYPE"?
Kinda late for this...but we have that in here as well xD
They may look the same...but they're different actually :P
It's in your file. Ask your doctor next time you're in.
Also, blood type is a lot more complicated than most people realize. The whole A/B/AB/O and Rh-factor stuff is the most important for an emergency live transfusion, but there are a lot of other elements to blood type that can cause adverse reactions. If they have the chance ahead of time, they'll generally try find as close a match as they can, and also to "clean" the blood before passing it into you.
If you donate blood semi-regularly, you can also ask for your bloodtype. One more reason to go!
If you donate blood at all, you should know it.
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