I'm young. 18 years old to be exact, but my heart and mind say otherwise.
At a younger age I was never able to understand most things that were brought upon my life. I was constantly facing new struggles that kids I was surrounded by weren’t dealing with and may never have to. I grew up surrounded by medical terms, doctors, and hospitalizations. I became familiar with medication lists so long that they consumed 3 full pages.
My whole life I have been raised through challenges, broken dreams, and learning to adapt to new lifestyles time and time again. As I began to get older and wiser I learned to accept my fate in life, I learned to face difficulties with nothing but a positive outlook, and I learned that there is no way to change your past, but there are ways to make your present and future worthwhile.
There have been times where I was not able to keep my vigorous frame of mind. In these moments I would feel myself slowly drowning in sorrow, defeat, but most of all, guilt. I felt guilty because, even though I may not have been in the best situation, I was far better off than some people in this world. These are the moments that have helped define who I am. People will hear my infectious laugh during my most difficult intervals, I will have an everlasting smile on my face when all I want to do is break down, and no matter what is going on in my life, I am always putting forth the effort into making others happy.
For me to be able to say that I am satisfied with myself, life, and all of its entities is a wondrous feeling and gift. Every day I fight the odds and live with a mad, passionate determination, which no matter what, will never be destroyed.
I’m young. 18 years old to be exact, but my heart and mind say otherwise.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

50 things to do while in the hospital

Here's just a list of some random things to do while being trapped in the hospital for an extended period of time to make it more easier/enjoyable.
1. Read a book
2. Write a book
3. Stalk people through Facebook
4. Play pranks on the nurses/staff
5. Watch T.V. and then see food commericals then crave said food and think about it for hours.
6. Lay in bed and sigh dramatically because you're bored out of your freakin mind.
7. Clean your room even though house-keeping does it for you everyday.
8. Play basketball with paper towels and a trash can.
9. Stretch so you don't fall flat on your face when getting out of bed in what feels like a month.
10. Take a two hour shower that you don't have to feel guilty about since the hot water won't run out.
11. Walk around the floor and wave at the other patients to brighten their day.
12. Write simple notes to other patients (if allowed) that will make them laugh or feel better.
13. Go to the cafeteria/vending machines and get a bunch of junk food then pig out and watch crappy T.V.
14. Draw pictures and put them all over your room to make it look less bland.
15. Buy a new pillow and have it shipped to you so you don't have to sleep on a sheet covered plastic thin nothingness that shouldn't even be considered a pillow--or better yet, just bring your own.
16. Take millions of pictures.
17. Make a video.
18. Get window paint and draw all over your window.
19. When someone walks by your room make faces, hide under the window and pop up, or just stare at them with a intense expression.
20. NAP!!!!
21. Just sit there with the T.V. off, computer off, and be awesome.
22. Think about the important things in life and things that make you happy so you don't become depressed.
23. Remind yourself that "Today is a great day to be alive."
24. When a nurse is flushing your PICCline, port, or IV yell "Ouch!" and see their reaction...priceless!
25. Nap some more.
26. Order delivery!
27. Ride around on your I.V. pole.
28. Play hide-n-seek around the floor.
29. Play video games/card games with someone on the staff.
30. Hit your nurse button and just tell them you wanted to say "hi"...trust me, it boosts their mood no matter how busy they are.
31. Shoot people with a Nerf gun.
32. Make slushies out of ice and juice.
33. Don't forget to put Germ-x on!
34. Pretend to be sleeping and scare someone when they try waking you.
35. Decorate your room with balloons, streamers, and all of that fancy stuff.
36. Make a big "Thank you" card for the nurses and PCA's.
37. When getting wheeled around to X-rays, PFTs or whatnot say "Wheeeee!" to make it less boring.
38. Copy a nurse after everything they say and see what they do..don't get carried away though.
39. Make a student nurse that you don't like do a bunch of running around and random stuff.
40. Write a list of things to do in the hospital.
41. When someone walks in the room have it as dark as possible and then turn the light on with the remote and say, "I've been expecting you."
42. Watch Youtube videos.
43. Catch up on homework...slackers.
44. Get under your bed and when someone comes in say, "Help! I'm stuck."
45. Convince a nurse, PCA, or resident that your real name isn't what they have listed or say a different name when they ask for your name and date of birth before giving medication.
46. Post all over Facebook how bored you are and update your status every 20 minutes...not really, that's just annoying, but I've seen it happen.
47. Be jealous of everyone that is out and about.
48. Convince family, friends, and even some strangers that you have a serious disease that is going around and they will eventually catch it from coming into contact with you.
49. Dress up in your street clothes and get around even though you're just gonna sit in a bed all day so that way you don't feel like a complete bum.
50. If you have room service call them and ask for one of everything on the menu.

2 comments:

  1. Some of them are way fun!!!! And too funny.

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  2. this list completes my life <3

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