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Friday, June 18, 2010

I have just come from the hospital. While I was there I was put in isolation, meaning everyone who entered my room had to put on a yellow gown, and when I left my room I had to wear a yellow gown.
I suddenly knew how it feels to be different, to be distrusted. I know to some small degree how people must have felt when forced to wear the star in Germany. The emotions ran deep and hard.
I was sad to be held separate from the people around me. It hurt me deeply to be identified as someone of danger to others. I find it difficult to deal with my feelings about the incident, it went way too deep, beyond rational thinking, to gut level.
I hope never to have that experience again. I donít know how to deal with feelings at that primordial level. But, I know now how deeply isolation can hurt.

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SWIMLOVER 6/19/2010 9:05PM

  I am so sorry you went through this.

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MRSJERRYBUSH 6/19/2010 5:28PM

    When I was in the hospital when they amputated my arms and legs, everyone that came in had to wear a yellow plastic gown over there clothes and gloves and mask. Guess I had some sort of urinary infection but they said it wasn't MERSA. Dh ripped his off and acted like he wasn't scared at all!

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GRAMMAP1 6/18/2010 11:56PM

    I am sure it is great to be able to socialize again. I have never been in that situation, but have read stories about those who have. Take care of yourself and we hope you won't experience that again. emoticon emoticon Jane

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NOTSPEEDY 6/18/2010 11:15PM

    Judy, I wish I could be there and give you a great big hug. I hope you are feeling much better now.

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IMTHEBRAT 6/18/2010 10:59PM

    I am sorry you had to go thru that and I am glad you are finally home and hopefully better! The only advice I can give is give yourself time to adjust to the situation that occurred and realize that you came thru it and survived.

Good Luck!

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