March 9, 2013
It is impossible to pee into a beaker without getting some on your hand.
That the doctor only need to utter the word, 'positive' for your entire world to come crashing down.
Private hospitals are fucking expensive.
Hospital food can be quite delicious.
It's fun being pushed around in a wheelchair.
That surgical robes leaves little to imagination.
Sharing a room with a patient who's entire family and next of kin comes to visit is no fun.
When the nurse inserts the IV needle and tells you that it won't hurt - she's lying.
That when they inject you with sedation medication, you will literally feel its painful course through your veins.
That unlike in the movies, sometimes when you come to, there's no one there.
That some people's concern only extends as far as text messages and phone calls.
That no matter how brave you are, you can't help but think how much better it would be if you weren't doing this alone.