I was a bit scared, I tend to expect the worst but I'm home now, not still in hospital in an iron lung or something.
I was there 6 hours in all as the first infusion needs to be done slowly. I was given two paracetamols and a Piriton before we started. The canula had to be put in half way up my forearm as my veins were shy today. I did find the needle uncomfortable and sometimes painful during the infusion.
I was checked for blood pressure, temperature and O2 levels every 15 minutes. The actual infusion took about two and a half hours then I had to stay and be monitored for a couple of hours or so. My blood pressure was sky high when I got there but gradually dropped down to almost normal.
After the infusion was over the Piriton really kicked in and I fell asleep in my chair! I was also there over lunchtime so had a nice tray of food brought for me, I wasn't expecting that. Everyone was really nice and helpful.
I've not noticed any side effects yet but will report back tomorrow!