Hospital Introspection

knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom

I think that it’s acceptable for me to be apprehensive, introspective, and a little depressed ~ I’m pretty certain this is day #5 of my lying on this hospital bed.  I haven’t been able to get up at all, because of the tubes, drips, and because moving is painful for me.  Being immobile on a hospital bed, with very little control of my own life, and very little privacy isn’t a joyous time.

At least the catheter was removed this morning, right after the phlebotomist took my blood for the umpteenth time.  Nobody tells you that catheter removal is painful, and that there’s probably going to be blood.  At least the nurses make me a cup of tea after they wake me up at 5 a.m.  I thank them profusely for that.

As it happens I am not looking forward to going for a pee.

I have been trying to make the best of things;

We ought to hear at least one little song every day, read a good poem, see a first-rate painting, and if possible speak a few sensible words.  ~  von Goethe

My concentration has come back sufficiently for me to do most of that ~ the sensible words thing may still be eluding me.  Maybe the things I write on here contain a few sensible words.

One good thing has come out of this, I have realised that many of the people who know me on here, genuinely care about me and my welfare.  I am pleased to call them my friends.


jack collier

I like the California desert

I wish I was there now

13 responses

  1. I’m so glad to hear you’re feeling better. It’s all those healing thoughts and hugs everyone has been sending you! Love ‘n hugs, Jack! ❤

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    1. A lot of good people have been very kind to me. ❤

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    1. 🌹❤❤❤❤❤❤🌹


  2. Yes, you do have a lot of friends here and we are all wishing you a speedy recovery! 🙂

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    1. I know you care, and maybe you have sent some of your magic to me, because I’m feeling much better today 💝

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      1. That’s wonderful news, Jack! 🙂

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  3. A normal response to an abnormal situation. It ain’t easy bein’ a patient (which comes from a root word meaning “one who waits.”) – Best wishes for healing.

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    1. Thanks Jan, I’m much better today. Thanks for caring. 💖


  4. I’d rather you be there on the desert than there. Catheter 🙄😜painful.
    Ah the indignity, I hated that… And the lack of privacy, I still cringe.
    Heal and get out fast.
    … Unless, you find a pretty nurse! 😊

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    1. There isn’t a lot of dignity here. But, the nurses are lovely.
      Come to the desert with me, that’s lovely too. 🌹🌹🌹


  5. Sending you healing rays JC!

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