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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 don’t know how to deal with feelings at that primordial level. But, I know now how deeply isolation can hurt.
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    I am so sorry you went through this.
    2861 days ago
    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!
    2861 days ago
    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
    2862 days ago
    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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    2862 days ago
    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!
    2862 days ago
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