said something lovely in a comment on one of the medical posts that I wanted to share more widely:
I always wondered what the defining characteristic of the future would be. It's not flying cars, it's not a moon colony, hell it's not even that you have a stonking chance of beating this thing... It's that you have people there even when they're not, that community, caring, and loving can span the globe.
It is so true. My physical world is very small right now (mostly in bed, though with a newly-decorated wall
to look at and a reasonable view out of the window
). But my emotional/mental world is wide and sustaining, and I am incredibly grateful.
I have graduated to sitting up and using my laptop for short periods, rather than pecking things out on the phone or tablet. This is so much nicer
I am more up to short visits now. ceb
is going to help me set up stuff to schedule it, when I get back to her :-)
For now, if you are in the area and want to pop in for a few minutes (on the understanding I might say "sorry, please go away" or be asleep), I am in bed H4 on D6 (it's signposted) and visiting hours are fairly relaxed. Don't make special visits yet, because of aforementioned random may-be-asleep-or-antisocial. Ironically I seem most awake first thing in the morning, which is when the staff here are busiest.
And please, please don't come if you have anything at all communicable. That's probably the most important thing, not just for me, but for everyone on this ward.