Anecdotes, Advocacy, and Activism by Paige Wolf

Every Decision I Make Will Be Wrong So Just Poison Me

January 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

You are immunocompromised except that you are definitely not immunocompromised you just have a very weak immune system. Yes, we know we said you had primary immunodeficiency and we were keeping you alive with blood plasma infusions and that you almost died from a viral infection but in terms of semantics we refuse to give you a real diagnosis today and want you to rest assured that you will be fine unless you are not. You should get a fourth shot at six months or actually at five months or maybe four months or maybe never. You have two immunologists who are in direct disagreement over whether and when you should get a fourth shot so you ask for advice from doctors on Twitter who say you definitely should not wait but should wait or maybe it doesn't matter or...

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