Hospital Stay ….Interesting, Enlightening & Fun
To make all that work smoothly, me as a patient and Tim as my attendant,we were educated from the beginning by the nurses and learned what rhythm we had to keep during the day and night with taking a shower, teeth-brushing, eating and drinking. Everyone who entered our room wore a hairnet and a mouth cap. They were therefore difficult to recognize. It was a matter of being very careful to be able to remember everyone.
I often thought that I was dealing with the dearest and the most competent sister. If afterwards there was another sister, I thought of her the same. It was always a superlative. We have experienced the contact with Indian culture in a different way than would have been the case during a holiday. Thanks to the many personal conversations withabout fifty people in thirty-five days, we were able to learn about the Indian culture tosome depth.
This made the hospital admission a very interesting event and also gave us some distraction. For fun, my husband went to make wax crayon drawings from Doctor and many of the nurses. In addition to my recovery, the progress of the number of drawings was also a topic of attention and time seemed to fly during these five weeks. The department of doctor consists of a large team with young, skilled, ambitious and enthusiastic employees. The culture is mainly one of eagerness for knowledge, perfection and genuine personal interest. Cheerful voices and noises of the young team in the hallway at the nursing desk set the mood during day and night.
Afterwards I heard from a chat-friend-patient who’s been in India after me, one nurse remembered me as the ‘frightened patient’ for injections and infusions. BUT I MADE IT SUCCESSFULLY. No doubt about that. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.