Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The brave man, indeed, calls himself lord of the land, through his iron, through his blood.
Ernst Moritz Arndt

I had my first Phlebotomy today, and no the ph is not silent. This is a process where in order to reduce the level of iron in your system they take out a liter of blood just like when you go to donate it at the Red Cross. The trouble is it goes to a lab to be checked out and if you did donate blood they could not use it, and you have to repeat it every few weeks for the rest of your life. I guess going to the Red Cross would be a lot cheaper than the hospital.
Hereditary Hemocromatosis is the inability of your body to get rid of excess iron which can cause a lot of serious problems with your organs and joints. There are other treatments but only if bleeding doesn’t work.
It went well though, no dizziness and only mild weakness. Well, the dizziness is more or less normal for me. If I think to much the old brainpan heats up causing all sorts of strange things to happen.
Let me see, they took my blood to lower take my iron. I guess I can’t call myself the lord of the land.
Funny, next they will give me a jar of leaches and tell me… Go and heal thyself.
posted by Nit Wit at 3:48 AM | Permalink |


  • At 12:26 PM, Blogger Ma Titwonky

    You can still call yourself Lord Of The Land. No one needs to know about the blood thing. Well no one outside of those who read your journal.

  • At 4:03 PM, Blogger Tara's World

    The leeches would be a lot cheaper though!

  • At 4:23 PM, Blogger leo myshkin

    this treatment sounds like something the harkonnens would do to the freemen on arakis if they didn't meet their spice quotas.

    it also sounds like something tony and ed would enjoy doing.

  • At 12:24 AM, Blogger yellowdog granny

    wouldnt it be wonderful if all that iron went to your dick?..then you would be stephen the iron man...

  • At 6:51 AM, Blogger Babs

    Leeches would be cheaper and so would blood donation! But they check your iron levels before you donate.

    You rich!! In iron that is!!!

    Hope you feel better from this.