The weirdest thing about this surgery bidness?

Is this: Dr. Crane didn't type and cross me prior to removing El Lumpacito, because there was little chance of his running into any major vessels during surgery. Dr. T decided to do a T&C because, as she put it, there's a lot of *stuff* in the belly, and better safe than sorry.

So, when the type & cross results came up in my email, I opened them expecting to see a blood type of O-positive, which is what I'd always thought I was.

I'm A-positive. Without, as it turns out, antigens to anything. Given that I've never had a transplant or a transfusion of any sort, that wasn't a surprise. The A+ part was, though.

I had to check in the mirror to make sure my eyes are actually blue.