Today I had my treatment for my Ulcerative Colitis. As I laid in my chair for my three hour stay I watched new people come and go. Depending on the type of treatment, some people may only have to stay for an hour or two. As I tried to sleep, I continued to get woken up by the door opening ( I brilliantly decided to sit closest to the entrance). At first it was annoying to keep getting woken up, however I then was interested in the people coming in. Of course was trying to figure out their stories. I noticed that the age in the people varied, along with gender. Some people would come in with lap tops and were getting work done, while others slept. Some had visitors with them, whole others came alone. No matter the differences though, we all had one thing in common and that was to get medicine infused into us to make us feel better. It doesn’t hurt usually, but it is so uncomfortable. You get a chair that reclines (hardly), a tv if wanted, and a blanket and pillow upon request. You have a curtain for privacy as well. It was kind of neat today sitting by the door and I’m glad I did. I was able to put the voices I usually hear with actual faces. Some of the people looked completely different than I thought. It’s nice to be able to see faces of people that have to go through something like I do for the rest of my life. N Who knows, maybe one day now that I have seen faces I might go further and say hello and introduce myself! After all, I will be seeing most of these people for quite some time. 


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  1. What a perspective! It’s always interesting to people watch and wonder about their lives. And isn’t it weird when we hear voices or hear about people from our family and friends, or even read descriptions—-and we get a picture inside our head—-and then when we really meet that person for the first time, how different that image can be sometimes? Make friends! And good luck with your treatments!

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