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ixna on the loodba ansfusiontra

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After waiting three hours at the hospital for my blood transfusion yesterday I was sent home.  Without a transfusion.  I have antibodies in my blood.  You may be asking “what” “why” “where did those come from” “never heard of it”.

After I gave birth to Max and Samantha I was anemic and had a blood transfusion.  I remember towards the end of the second pint feeling “not right”.  Me being me decided not to make a big deal of it and brush it off.  Apparently that feeling of “not right” was my body having a reaction to the transfusion.  I was building antibodies against the donor’s blood.  OF COURSE I WAS!  WHY WOULDN’T I BE!

Yesterday my nurse said I’m “special”. I’m going to take that as a positive and go with it. From here on out, whenever I need a transfusion I have to go in for labs, go home and wait for the hospital to call me.

Meanwhile, my special blood is driven to a place in Lansing where very smart people try to match it with a donors blood.  I imagine once they think they have a match, my special blood and it’s new friend go through rigorous tests and exercises and questioning.  If they are considered a true match, someone is called and they come with their Prius (again, just imaging) and drive my special blood in a cooler on an ice back to Zeeland where they give my special blood special treatment until my special self arrives for it.

When I get the phone call, I come and get the transfusion.

So today I go back to get my special transfusion.  So tired.

15 Responses to “ixna on the loodba ansfusiontra”

  1. karen A says:

    Oh Lindy, I am so sorry you have to go through all this, but they are right, you are special in many ways! We will continue to pray!!

  2. holly heeres says:

    Lindy… know what? I’m not going to say anything….this is just sucky and there are no other words about it. Why can’t anything just go normal?!? I’m frustrated for you and I’m so sorry. We love you and will keep asking God for a miracle. (hugs)

  3. Christina Adamski says:

    we continue to pray for you. this sucks for you and your family. i have to say though that your post totally cracked me up. Love how you still have a sense of humor!

  4. Sarah Rozema says:

    Praying without ceasing….for all of you!

  5. Becca Wyngarden says:

    Oh, man. So sorry! But that was a pretty funny post, I must say.
    Hope you’re getting your extra-special blood by now.

  6. Jana Ver Beek says:

    Special blood in….now the energy comes back, right?! Hope your transfusion makes you feel better. Thank you to that special person out there that gave you your special blood!!

  7. julie says:

    I’m sorry your specialty blood is on back order! Unreal, you couldn’t make this stuff up! Praying that what you need is in stock soon and that your energy perks up then.

  8. Dani says:

    WHAT??? Come on! really?! LOL . Oh girl. I’m praying for ya. Hang in there.

  9. jennifer says:

    You are an exceptionally special person and that was a funny post (the prius was a nice touch) Hope your special blood is making you feel better.

  10. Bev says:

    Hugs, Lindy. Hugs, love and prayer. Always.

  11. Jann Kolean says:

    Lindy-I think about you especially and your family as you get through each day’s challenges. What a terrible way to live. I pray that you feel “well” and that you all feel God’s presence continully and feel peace. This is obviously so frustrating! I am wrapping you in loving arms and pray that you will feel held and loved.

  12. Megan VK says:

    There’s always some obstacle for you isn’t there? So frustrating. Praying!

  13. dad ver beek says:

    Lindy, Lindy, Lindy…. izna on the looda ansfusiontra !!!! I love your since of humor. Even though you have more health problems than 100 other people you continue to look on the brighter side. I am so proud that you are my daughter.(in-law) . Love you so. Praying, Praying, Praying. Dad

  14. Aunt Carole says:

    Lindy, you are our Job! I go with what Joseph said to his brothers: “Satan meant this for evil, but God meant it for good.” Satan may be working overtime to harm and frustrate you, but God has the greater plan and He is/will use all of this for His good, and yours. All love & prayers…

  15. Grace says:

    Lindy – the words ringing through my head this AM are the lyrics to
    “What can make me whole again, nothing but the blood of
    Jesus” … praying that Jesus will cover you & give you His
    blood! That’d be the ‘perfect’ match

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