Strange at the Hospital


Strange in the Hospital
After I had my automobile accident last October I suffered a severe concussion, I guess to be medically politically correct I should say traumatic brain injury. However, I have heard the word concussion all my life so that is the word I shall use. I do not remember anything all that time during eight days that I was in the hospital but the first thing that I do remember is very poignant. I woke up for the first time in the middle of the night when the hospital was very quiet and unoccupied. Due to the concussion I was seeing multiple images when I opened my eyes. I blinked my eyes and tried to focus but everything was jumbled up and it looked like the furniture was piled on top of itself. My thought was that I was in a strange place and garbage dump was the only thing that came to my mind. I said to myself, “I’ve gotta get out of here.” I was unable to get straight out of the bed but I worked around to the edge of the bed and tried to sit up. And in all the struggling around I sat off the bed alarm. The nurse on duty came in and first thing that I knew she was standing by my bed. I said to her, “Where am I?” and she answered, “Flowers Hospital.”
“Well, you couldn’t prove it by me,” I said, “It looks like a garbage dump to me.”
A couple of months later when Ellen was back in the hospital a nurse was in her room taking care of her. I mentioned what happened with me and she responded, “ I remember it well because I was the nurse that came into your room.”
Of all the strange things that have happened to me that is one of the most bizarre. Believe me, waking up and not knowing where you are is a outlandish feeling.

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About tladotse

I am a retired Electronics Engineer who specialized in circuit design, antenna design, reliability and maintainability. I am an amateur radio operator and also have hobbies of fishing and photography. Getting kinda old but still get around pretty well.
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