I'm at the low point of my white blood cell count in my chemo cycle, and I think I might have an infection. My temperature for the past hour (since I started taking it) has ranged up to 101, and I have chills, and I've had intense back pains since this afternoon. It took a half hour for the oncologist on call to call me back, which seemed like eternity. She told me to come in and get checked out at the emergency room, so I'm waiting for my sister-in-law to get here so I can get a ride. I hope I don't have to get admitted. I hope it's nothing serious, but this is all new to me. I'm scared.
Updated to add: I'm home. I'm fine. No infection, anyway. My blood tests, urine test and chest x-ray checked out fine (my white blood cell count was even surprisingly high "for someone on chemo"); so three and a half hours and a bit of saline IV drip later, they sent me home with no further treatment — just instructions to call my clinic in the morning for follow-up.