It’s been a good two year run, but sadly I have contracted covid and tested positive today. It’s a concern as my immune system is currently shot and the lymphocytes are still 0.3 when they should be 0.8-4. this means my ability to fight a virus is badly impacted.
So far I feel pretty wheezy and am coughing, but it could ramp up quickly. It’s my fault I got it. I let my guard down. It’s been two years and I started to allow myself to see certain people, just one on one. They were all vaccinated and lat flowed before seeing me, but still feel stupid.
My immune system is due to have recovered between April and July, so given my chemo finished in October I was pretty close to the finish line there. I am currently on the phone to 111 to try and get some of the drugs developed in the last two years. These are
The NHS is offering new antibody and antiviral treatments to people with coronavirus (COVID-19) who are at highest risk of becoming seriously ill.
The treatments available are:
Nirmatrelvir, ritonavir, remdesivir and molnupiravir are antiviral medicines.
Sotrovimab is a biological medicine. It is also known as a neutralising monoclonal antibody (nMAb).
These treatments can help some people manage their COVID-19 symptoms and reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill. They are for people who have not been admitted to hospital.
I have to admit to being worried and I’m sure this isn’t helping my symptoms. I’ve been living with the possibility of getting this for two years and given my condition it’s pretty dangerous for me still. Delta would be worse, but for now I need to get treatment as soon as possible and make sure I give myself every chance of fighting it off.
Fingers crossed it’s not too much of a big deal… But I expect my current health to be against me. Additionally I have had a cold for 15 weeks and have been generally a bit run down due to my immune system, so that’s not going to help.
Anyway I’ll keep you posted. I’m on the phone to 111 and hope to get through soon. It’s been 25 minutes, and they say they are super busy, do I can only conclude I am in a similar problem to others. Hey ho. Wish me luck.
Addendum. I just got through. They will have a clinician on the phone in the next hour or dispatch an ambulance. So let’s see what happens.