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Thursday 28 April 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion
I tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday April 14.
in and I’m now in excruciating pain due to a kidney problem.
and I’m on my way to hospital in an ambulance where I’m put on an IV drip.
pain subsided, the ambulance took me home.
continued for three days before it was decided I should be admitted to hospital
on Sunday April 17.
Now, am I
in hospital for Covid-19 or am I in for the pain I am experiencing due to my
As far as I
am aware, I’m in pain and that is exactly why I’m in hospital.
I am given
pain relief and I am not acutely aware of my surroundings yet.
relief I am prescribed a minuscule dose of morphine, not conducive to my size
but I don’t know this.
My body is
slowly coming to terms with the pain and medication to ease it, and I become
aware of my surroundings.
It’s as it
the way it should be to cope with a Covid-19 emergency.
humidifier that cleans contaminated air is also in the room breathing life in the
noisiest way possible, that my pain has now mutated to my head.
with the nurse to let me out but his reply was, rules are rules and I’m not
Hang on a
Am I in
hospital or am I in jail?
Why am I
finally relented and let me stick my head out the door with my mask on of
course and the change in me happened instantly.
and pain free.
Health, I am sure you trialed this room for Covid patients right?
would know that once Covid has been cured you would be dealing with a mental
health problem right?
up over coffee so I can give you the ins and outs of my time in hospital.
was an experience.
I say thank
you to the ambulance drivers and my two nurses who put up with me and kindly
took care of me, and also to the doctors.
youth have a future in this nation?
Do I jump
on the plane and follow everyone else looking for greener pastures beyond our
moana nui o kiva?
this cycle end?
the future is here now but kare, our future is leaving on a jet plane while we
continue to run our country into debt for them to come back and pay one day -
if they come back!
rely only on tourism.
rely on exporting veggies because no one has given us the assistance for
definitely can't rely on the government.
future do our children have again?
Inangaro Adrienne Blenkarn