When holidays like Christmas come around, there are few worse places and ways to spend them than in a hospital as a patient. Decorations, special menus, friendly visits, and smuggled cookies can brighten the day. However, there’s no escaping that one isn’t home or at the home of loved ones, and one can become more painfully aware of one’s health and physical challenges.
This reality first come to my awareness at age 16 before U.S. Thanksgiving. A few days after emerging from a coma, I