St-Richards-Hospital 13th September 2021, not a particularly good start to the day! I really wasn’t feeling that good! And I only got up because there was a fire alarm going off. However, it was a false alarm! Personally, I think it was the staff setting it off to get me out of bed! Although they denied it and although it was a false alarm, I thought it better to be safe rather than sorry and got up! (I know they didn’t really set it off, but it’s good to wind the nurses up!) As a result, I didn’t get out of bed until 9.30.
I wasn’t too sure what was the matter with me to start with. And then it came to me, sitting in a soft chair for too long! I watched the motor racing for a few hours yesterday, and it’s always the same at home! If I sit on the sofa for any amount of time, it seems to upset my back, making me feel rough. That’s why I’m always sat at the dining table, on a firm chair! Although after saying that, my infection markers seem to have gone in the wrong direction as well!
As I’m now a fully qualified doctor!! I can read blood results myself, and could see what was happening! My CRP has doubled since yesterday, and my white blood cells have also increased! A bad sign of infection!
Personally, I think my markers are going up because I’m finding it all a bit too comfortable in here! And don’t want to go home! After all, I get served three meals a day. And tea, coffee and biscuits are free-flowing! I also have my bed changed every day. Why would anyone want to leave? Oh yes, it’s a hospital!
It was the same old problem with my cannula today! The one that was only placed in me three days ago has given up the ghost, and of course, it’s taken four attempts to get a new one in!