Dear ladies, especially those of you who replied to my last post with advice on what to do with a temperature (and thank you for your support). I did end up calling Queen Elizabeth Hospital, B'ham, to be told in no uncertain terms to go in. By then my temperature had risen to 38.5 C. I left the hospital yesterday, after 5 days of intravenous drips, fluids and a blood transfusion. It's still not clear what was wrong with me, as all the blood and urine cultures came up negative. In any case, am now home, temperature is gone, and I have 5 more days of antibiotics to take. I didn't get much sleep in hospital (does anybody?), and the combination of tiredness, high temperature, and antibiotics have left me feeling drained. But am so glad to be home, and hopefully on the mend. I had to skip Friday's chemo, and will now take a break until 15 February when I will start Topotecan round two. In the mean time, my husband and I had planned to go to Istanbul, for 5 days, leaving on Wednesday. Is this a really mad idea?