Having a very weird experience … sitting in hospital with wires taped to my head and constant video monitoring. I have a sleep disorder and they’re trying to monitor me (would help if I could actually sleep) … and I keep getting reminders that … they’re watching me!!
Things like … if I stand in the wrong place in the room the nurse pops in and says go back in front of the camera!! I’m “allowed” to move around the space right next to the hospital bed and that is about it. Lights have to be on all the time, door not allowed to be closed.
The actual toilet room is without a camera … but all washing and everything else is done in front of the camera (well, I know where the blind spots are now!).
I’ve been here 36 hours so far … they think they’re keeping me in all week … but I’m making a break away escape attempt tomorrow! It’s quite an odd feeling that I’m subjecting myself to this monitoring … there is nothing stopping me walking out the door except my choice (oh and the nurses might yell a bit!). I’ve voluntarily totally given up all privacy for likely no diagnosis and no treatment (they are just wanting to rule out some conditions).
I will give a prize to the lovely nurse who at 4am last night asked if I had been “trying to get to sleep”?!?!?!?!?!??!
If I can sleep tonight maybe they’ll let me go!!
Not much point to this post … very mundane … but you try being confined in an area 5’x7’ for nearly two days!!