Immunosuppression in the era of Coronavirus

I went to the hospital and had my immune system suppressed today. It’s a Crohn’s Disease treatment I’ve been doing regularly for the last two-and-a-half years. In this era of Coronavirus and Shelter-in-Place, it feels different.

It started with a call yesterday reviewing virus screening questions. The same questions were asked as our dear friend Dena and I pulled into the hospital parking lot. No visitors are allowed anymore so I went alone (with my awesome unicorn pillow to hug). My temperature was taken and the screening process repeated at an isolated hospital entrance for infusion patients.

Next, half of the chairs in the infusion center were removed to maintain distancing. And everyone—patients and staff—wore masks the entire time. This was my second infusion during California’s Shelter-in-Place order, but it felt much quieter and a bit gloomy.

Everything went fine with the infusion itself, including the second-ever painless access to Portia (my Port). I even finished early, enjoying a few minutes of sitting outside before Dena took me home.

Today’s #OneGoodThing was our extraordinary friend Dena driving me to and from the hospital for my immunosuppressive infusion! Many thanks, Dena!!! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything.

Day 120 of 366. And Day 1,581 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things, & the 4th year of good things)!

On this day…

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