I decide it’s better to be on the safe side, so I make an appointment with the GP for the afternoon. She confirms that I have a slight fever and order blood tests.
The plan to get me well before my pre-op check next week? A huge dose of nature’s goodness – fruit and veggies smoothies high in vitamin C. No antibiotics. A low grade fever is just my body trying to fight something off – better to let do that naturally, she tells me.
Oh - lots of handwashing. And rest!
I pick up a big blender on the way home. Everybody say “fruit smoothies” – I’m prepared to work this plan.