The doctor explains to me that they will be giving me two different antibiotics, Tazosin and Gentamicin; this is the standard protocol for neutropenia. Then someone appears to take me off for a chest x-ray and as I leave with her, I hear the doctor say that he will see about getting me a bed. I very much want to say really, you needn’t bother, because I have absolutely no intention of lying down on it, but that would be ungracious, so I refrain.
Maybe this because we are meant to be under the care of our GPs when we're not in the hospital, but your GP is hardly a 'key worker' - last time I tried to get an urgent phone appointment with my GP, I was offered one in 3 days' time, despite having told the receptionist I was a chemo patient with vomiting problems. I gave up, called the Chemo Emergency Help Line, and ended up in A&E, anyway.