getting a bed
By midnight I’m tired, in pain, lonely, nowhere to go, no book to read and with the prospect of 10 more hours of this.
Barely holding back the tears of temporary, pure, sadness.
I’ll feel better after a good sleep. I’m a talented sleeper. I can sleep almost anywhere. I lay my jacket on the floor against the wall in a quieter part of A&E, then gently lay myself on top of it and started drifting into much needed sleep.
This action removed my invisibility-to-hospital-staff cloak. Staff started waking me up to ask me what was happening.
I don’t know….
mumbled between my tears
Within 10 minutes they’d moved me to a ward and a bed.