Room 24

Alun helped carry my cases and bedding in. I normally get admitted to Hospital on my own but today there were 2 other patients with worried family members sitting by them. I noticed the new patients only had 1 bag each.

You’ll learn very quickly that the pillows are inflatable and as uncomfortable AF. The blankets are staticky and weird, clinging to your body as you try to sleep through the night. I bet in the next few days, I’ll see your bedding brought in 😉

Here are photos of my room:

It made me cry finding Alun’s surprise note in my luggage. So thoughtful 💕

So here I am. My admitting Nurse is Geraldine. She talked a lot about turning 50 this year. I knew the “rules” and said the required “What? No way! You don’t look that old!”

Apparently my blood pressure is alarmingly high. Just like it was at the Hospital when I went in with the migraine from hell. I told the Nurse that.

She asked if I had “any sharps or meds”. Serious questions make me want to rebel with stupid answers, I don’t know why. I wanted to say “Uhh just a machete and a bag of coke” but I willed myself to behave.

I confessed to overdosing on Sunday by taking ALL my medications so I had nothing left to bring in. Their pharmacy will order more. Hmm. We’ll see how that goes, shall we?

I’m very tired and my kidneys and liver ache terribly. I wonder if the Nurses will let me have painkillers or if I’m not allowed due to the overdose?

It’s 11:57am. Alun has gone, I’ve unpacked and tried to make my room “homely”. I have to go line up for lunch in 3 minutes.

I much preferred during Covid when meals were brought to our rooms along with a menu. I’ll feel awkward asking for food. Especially junk food now that the Camilla D&E has gone out the window. I will get back onto it once I am discharged (what a horrible word) from hospital.

Wish me luck.

Big hugs to Shanti and the “odd guy” who commented, it’s hearing from you both that is getting me through these experiences you know xx

9 responses to “Room 24”

  1. I’m sure there are many readers who just don’t know what to comment. I’m so happy that you are around and writing. I find great comfort in knowing you are ok and I hope they look after you well. My words feel lacking considering the huge mountain you tackle but I hope they let you know how much value you give to this world. By the way you are my writing guru. Hugs from Singapore.

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    1. As always, you’ve brought joy and hope to me with your posts, Shanti. Thank you so much for commenting. Doctors took my blood and pee sample (TMI?) and are going to put a drip in me to help my liver and kidneys flush toxins out. I miss Alun and hate going through this alone but I did this to myself. As my Mom likes to say “You made your bed, Janet” ughhh

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      1. No worries I’m not squeamish. Ya it’s hard to be alone in hospital. I’m holding your hand virtually if that helps a bit 💕❤️‍🩹

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      2. I actually really needed a good friend to hold my hand today so that’s perfect. Thank you, Shanti.

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      3. 🙌🏾❤️‍🩹🦋

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  2. I am sorry to hear that you had to go to the hospital. But there it will finally be all about you instead of trying to please everyone one else. I hope you find your good space again. Send extra big hugs and some puppy kisses from Stella.❤️

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    1. Thank you sooo much and please give Stella a rub behind her ears. It’s definitely odd not taking care of anyone or doing work/chores while I’m here. It will take some getting used to *puts feet up*

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  3. I am super curious about the food

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    1. Why doesn’t that surprise me? I’ll take pics today of the *cough cough* “buffet” and see what you think xx


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