A few weeks ago I noticed I needed to use the toilet more frequently in the night. The previous day I had been out in the cold and had experienced a period of extreme shaking due to the cold. The next day my temperature went to 38.6 at which point QE advised to go to A&E. Coventry hospital diagnosed a UTI and I was prescribed antibiotics and returned home.
I began to feel nauseas and very cold so confined myself to bed with a bucket. I slept from around 9 pm and woke around 2.15 am feeling very sick. Not wishing to disturb my husband, I went to the bathroom to try and sort myself out. My husband had heard me and followed luckily as I was a little dazed and struggled to find the toilet to sit down. He realised that I was hotter than before and checked my temperature which was 39.3. He called the ambulance team who, once I had stopped being sick, took me to hospital. On the way my temperature peaked at 39.7.
I was in A&E for sometime while they found a bed for me. I was even more shocked to be told that I had sepsis! 4 days later I was discharged. I did have to educate one doctor on CLL and luckily I had the QE my health app to show her my WBC count. She expected my count to be lower than it was - personally I was pleased with 49k!
With a compromised immune system, please look out for the signs - high temperature, rigours (shaking uncontrollably), nausea / vomiting, a diagnosed infection, quickened breathing, Increased heart rate. NB you will not necessarily have all of these symptoms - typically 2/3 or more are taken as the indicator of sepsis