A Week in Florida Hospital Altamonte Springs

One day back in May, I continued coughing Previously, I had what I thought was either bronchitis or just a bad cold. Whatever it was, it continued lingering on. First, I thought it was going away. Then, the symptoms came back stronger.

The coughing was so bad, I couldn’t sleep. Reluctantly, I drove to the emergency room of Florida Hospital Altamonte Springs.

Found out I had pneumonia.  Not only that, they found high blood pressure, gout and bad cholesterol.

After that experience, I never want to see another fucking hospital room again. I spent a whole week in that motherfucker. Plus they kept draining blood from me. That itself was a pain because sometimes folks had a hard time finding the right vein. Some nights, in order to find the proper vein, a needle was stuck into my arm about three to four times.

After I somewhat healed, I was released. Yet, the next day, I wound up back into the hospital. Because my prescribed medication caused severe drowsiness, an ambulance picked me up from home and took me back to the hospital. This time my medication was reduced.

During my stay, a revelation hit me. For the majority of my life, I spent more time trying to please other people instead of focusing more time on myself. Not taking care of myself is how my ass wound up in the hospital.

Of course, things have changed now. No more dealing with narcissistic folks who think the world centers around them.  The only thing they’re good for is sucking your energy from you.

Below are some cellphone pics. Enjoy!

About Patrick Scott Barnes

Most of Central Florida knows Stone Crazy (Patrick Scott Barnes) as a poet. Yet, he also photographs, DJ and blogs. The rest of the time, he's guzzling booze in a Central Florida bar.
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2 Responses to A Week in Florida Hospital Altamonte Springs

  1. How are you feeling these days,Patrick? Notice any difference??

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