I write this from A&E. I had a raised temperature and was feeling a bit unwell (more unwell than side effecty) so I went into the hospital just to be on the safe side. This is a bit of a calculated risk as the hospital is a potentially lethal zone with no immune system. But they saw me straight away and the doctor told me to berate anyone not donning gloves and apron.
They took lots and lots of blood for testing. So my white blood count turns out to be 0.1 which is about as low as it can be. This is fairly usual but as well as feeling unwell means any infection or virus can get out of control quickly. So a very quick dose of antibiotics and I’m to be admitted for the night to keep an eye. Hopefully to the oncology ward so I’ll be a bit more protected from bugs. This does make me slightly nervous as I’m sure its not the cheeriest place to be.
On the plus side, my platelet count is OK so I won’t bleed to death. And the junkies are SUPER friendly ; p