It’s All Related…


Yesterday…we sponsored a blood drive at school…I decided to roll up my sleeve to give the gift of life…only to discover that…they no longer want my blood…

There was a question…not sure if it’s new or if I’ve never noticed it before…that asked if I had ever had a Dura Mater Graft…and…unfortunately I did have one when I had brain surgery three years ago for Chiari I Malformation

Interestingly…Chiari…and the surgery have changed my life in many ways…but…I in no way ever considered that it would prevent me from giving blood again…although…I do understand the rationale when I think about it…

Bertha…comforted me by reminding me of how seemingly unrelated things…affect other things…in strange and unusual ways…in this giant puzzle that is my life…

Hmmm…something to contemplate…

Jane

PS…my graft was derived from bovine heart tissue…

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