I had a cannula inserted in my arm, which was to stay there for the rest of the week.
Fortunately it didn't fail or block and need replacing.
The antihistamine was to act as a prophylactic to reduce the effects of the 'Campath Rash' (more of that later), while the paracetamol was designed to keep my temperature under control.
I had blood taken to check for base levels of lymphocytes and other blood chemistry.The sole, and rather minor, downside to this was that my treatment was administered on an NHS ward rather than in a swanky new clinical trial centre.MS can be a devastating disease that takes many years to show its true self.Entering hospital when you are feeling perfectly well, only to spend time there and receive a treatment which may (initially) make you unwell, is a strange experience. It also made me hope I didn't last to a sufficiently old age to endure some of the indignities suffered by the older patients with distressing neurological conditions.It also made me envious of those on the official trial who would avoid this.
Those views didn't change much over the course of the week.