It would have to happen on the day that Europe went into daylight-saving time, so now that we’re on Irish Standard Time, I was awake at 06:00 to ensure that I would be on the 08:41 train from Portarlington to … Continue reading AstraZeneca jab 1 received this morning
The afternoon started with the taxi arriving at home at 13:30., the journey to Port Laoise was over almost as soon as it had begun. I was there for 13:45. Fifteen minutes? That was even shorter than the twenty minutes … Continue reading Coming home positive from dialysis session: first time in B Braun in Port Laoise
It doesn’t seem that long since I “graduated” from dialysis in Tallaght University Hospital to dialysis in the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore. That event happened in June 2019. Since then, of course, we have had the year of Coronavirus which has skewed how time feels to have passed. There have been highs and lows whilst receiving care in Tullamore. I’ve had to fight HIV stigma (see this post). Some of that is still ongoing, some of the problems have been resolved. There’s still no social worker for the hospital in Tullamore (see what I did on that issue). That … Continue reading End of an era… new chapter begins tomorrow
Hospitals and healthcare workers are required to take universal precautions to reduce the risk of cross infection from both recognised and non-recognised sources of infection. All the way through my life since I was diagnosed with HIV, I have been … Continue reading Universal precautions mean just that — so why am I being treated differently?