Let The Learning Begin #5

Celia Fitzgerald

I was finally released from hospital. My liver enzyme count had come down and while still ill, it was in my best interests nursed at home.

Jaundiced and extremely photophobic, I stayed in a dark room with drawn curtains. I kept my sunglasses on for most of the day and held an ice pack to the base of my skull, offering me some relief from pain and nausea. The pain and pressure in my head grew by the day, rendering me incapable of much movement.

Over the next few weeks I found my peace within my suffering. I continued to hallucinate beings taking care of me and they were a great source of comfort.

As I reflected on my life I was filled with regret. I realized how much time I had spent allowing my own issues and emotions about them control my behavior. I realized how little time I…

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