I’m kinda just venting but I want this written down so that I never forget this experience. So, being in the hospital for a month was the absolute most horrible, terrible, awful experience that I think I could have possibly had. Lucky me! Maybe I wouldn’t have absolutely hated it so entirely much if I was able bodied and could speak. But I wasn’t/couldn’t. I had to be taken to the bathroom, I had to be washed and fed. I got a migraine every other day that would make me puke. Oh and I was bald. Oh and I had a severe intention tremor so my whole body shook terribly anytime I moved at all. And on top of all of that, I couldn’t speak so I couldn’t articulate what I was feeling and on the inside, I was cognitively OK. I didn’t have any feelings of taking a break and getting to rest a bit, no I didn’t have those feelings AT ALL! It was AWFUL! I remember thinking back in the old days, that needing to be in the hospital for a few days would be relaxing and a nice break. OH MY GOD NO. ONLY a stroke survivor will get this, NO ONE else can come close to understanding this experience. If you ever have the good fortune of being hospitalized, I hope that your experience isn’t as immensely horrific as mine was.