Yeah, so that … 24 hour day thing … it’s tough. I think, if I were going to try to ‘get used to’ it, it would take at least a couple of weeks. No need to do that, I was just trying to throw my sleep schedule off by 12 hours in two days. The method was 24 hours awake, 8 hours asleep, 24 hours awake, 8-10hrs asleep, wa-lah! So, I’m on that second 24hr day in a row, I’ve been awake almost 21 hours so far, and I’m feeling it. That, and I donated plasma for the first time today. Though I doubt that’s effecting me much at all.
I’ve tried a few times in the past to donate plasma for the first time, but the first time is the hardest. They normally expect it to take 3-4 hours your first donation. Donations after that are expected to take 90-120 minutes on average, including wait time. Except that yesterday two of their three nurses quit. And nurses are the only ones that are allowed to do the mini-physical required for new donors (and other donors annually). So from the time I walked in to the time I walked out was almost seven and a half hours.
They tell you to eat not more than two hours before you come in. I ate about a hour before I signed in. I then waited almost 6 hours for them to take my plasma. Luckily, it didn’t seem to adversely effect the actual process by slowing down my blood or reducing the amount of plasma in my blood, so we’re okay.
I’m so tired, but … I’m going to go watch the Surreal life now.