Friday, March 30, 2007

Insomnia

If you put the the last three nights' sleep together, I don't think I have gotten even one night's sleep. I am tired and I am speaking at a meeting at 6:30 a.m. I hope I can make some sense.

Yesterday morning I got a call from the local blood bank where I regularly donate blood. When I heard who it was my first thought was "I have some dread disease!" But they called to tell me I am eligible to donate again and asked me if I would donate yesterday because they were in dire need. They told me my blood is special for a couple of reasons and that it is blood that they can give to babies and people with compromised immune systems. So I drove to the donation center and gave blood. I am so grateful I can do this today.

My daughter seems to be doing well, she is going to meetings, is intending to ask someone to be her sponsor today, and does not have, or want, her cell phone. I never would have known what that meant before watching her with that damn phone. It is the most effective tool of her disease.

I better get ready for the meeting. Happy Friday everyone.

"Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 58

12 comments:

Michael said...

Do u know, I have never given blood yet, maybe I should do afterall when I was in hospital after getting burnt I used a great deal of blood plasma.
I will definately enquire about it.
Sorry about tagging you if you had already done it

dAAve said...

I suspect that an even more effective tool of her disease might be her brain. Either way, it's so nice to be here again visiting you and your family.

Scott said...

MC, I am not surprised ot learn that your blood is special, your spirit most certainly is!

I am so happy that your girl is beginning on the road of recovery... I wish her and you well! Y'all are ever in my prayers!

God Bless!

lushgurl said...

You'll do awesome speaking at the meeting 'cause even your blood is SPECIAL!! I only wish I could be there to hear you...maybe someday, my big sista! LOVIN' YOU today!
HUGS

Scott W said...

OMG a cell phone as a tool of our disease. I would have never thought of it that way.

I had to have lab work done this morning, the plebotomist (sp?) tried once in each arm to hit a vein, then had to call someone else to find one and do the draw. Good thing I was never interested in IV drug use.

Unfortunately most blood banks will not accept blood from gay men.

Trudging said...

You and your daughter are in my prayers

Syd said...

The new addiction is cell phones. We're all so connected yet I wonder whether we are any closer. Just me and my musings today. Great weekend to you too!

Lex-Sunshine said...

I'm SO glad your daughter is ok and staying sober, one day at a time. After I sobered up the last time, I changed my number, with about 3 hours sober. Hell, I probably wasn't even sober yet, I just hadn't used in 3 hours and didn't want to ever again. I'll keep you both in my prayers and hope you get some rest. Watch out for Hungry, Angry,Lonely and Tired.

Good for you doing the Blood giving thing. I'm a committ for life member myself, but can't give right now b/c of the prego thing. Thanks for picking up the slack for those of us that can't give. you are wonderful!

dAAve said...

Scott is gay?

Shannon said...

Good Morning, I know it will go well this morning and you will come home and get a nice nap. Love ya

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Not only is your blood special. You are special.
JJ

Meg Moran said...

dAAve is back in fine form I see...

ok, gave blood, not enough sleeep, you better have a fall back plan and I mean that literally!