...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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