Extracts · Pause for thought.

I’ll be guided by you in sickness and in health

Heart rate 132bpm in overdrive, temp 410C, Feverish, I was admitted to the oncology ward at UCLH after becoming Neutropenic. My white blood count had taken a beating fending off the chemotherapy and was unable to fend off an infection created by a tooth abscess I never knew I had! 5 days on intravenous antibiotics, a platelet transfusion and a stern internal musing with my tumours…I reached a compromise…