|It's done!!! :)|
I guess I had the benefit of the previous experience at the bloodbank that equipped me with the knowledge to drink lots of water and do exercises before visiting. I think that really helped. I had no problems with my blood pressure (which I now know is affected by what you drink and what you eat) nor the lack of appropriate veins. :D
I'm a little sore from the bruise leftover from the huge needle puncture, but otherwise I'm really proud of myself! I actually got through the autologous! They apparently could only get one pint today (instead of two which the doctor requested), but I think it'd have to do. :)
Guess this surgery might really be happening this time.