Monday, May 30, 2011

the humbling experience

...of being a patient, that is. it doesn't matter who you are, how much money you make. you are simply at the mercy of the people, professionals, yes. and of machines and contraptions.

you strip down in front of nameless faces (would it help if you got to know them? hmmm. maybe not). you receive your orders (lie down, stand up, sit up straight, put out your chest) and you just comply.

you feel such indignity. but you bear it. and you start to feel the helplessness of your situation. and you accept and just let it be done to you. psychologists call this learned helplessness.

it will happen sooner or later. hopefully later than sooner. a reminder that we are all just flesh and bone. in the end.

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Anonymous said...

The worst thing about being a patient or getting sick for that matter is the state of being not in control and being in the mercy of the people who you don't have any personal relationship with....

Makii said...

age will catch us all in the end. the best we can do is live life to the fullest.

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