I’ve never spent any time in the hospital before except for birthing a baby and that was quite some time ago and wasn’t even a proper hospital. We lived in a town so small that Anna was born in a medical room in the local nursing home! After she was born, as a special treat they brought all the more or less ambulatory seniors around to coo over the new baby.
Anyway, my room in Charleston was very nice with views from both windows (sunrise and sunset!) and nice nurses coming around. My only complaint was — the food! A very big deal was made of eating especially well for the couple weeks before surgery, which I did. I thought they would have had dietitians at the hospital balancing the a, b, c’s of vitamins, protein, etc. If they had one here, he/she was out Christmas shopping. I prefer a vegetarian diet, which was a choice on the menu, but what arrived was mushy canned vegetables, instant mashed potatoes, and a tiny pudding cup. Does anyone see what is missing here? PROTEIN. VITAMINS.
Oh, well, I am home now and have a fridge full of fresh veg, cheese, eggs, beans, etc. My sweet daughter in Germany had sent a box of huge dark chocolate-dipped strawberries and, as everyone knows, chocolate is ideal for fast healing and good spirits. It’s a glorious sunny day, I am three inches taller than I was Monday morning, life is good.
I hope this gives you a smile.