The Hospital Diary of a Morphine Enthused Mind.
It’s not often you wake up to your own personal show from Bob Marley and his Rastafarian Rubber Duck, singing 3 Little Birds, in a ball pool pit… which is actually a bed in a hospital Intensive Care Unit. Or that your Mother visits later the same day via red submarine, despite Oxford being completely landlocked. “I wonder how much parking was for that?” I chortled to myself. Meanwhile the Pug version of Batman trots in behind my Father, settling on my feet, whilst eating blue mushrooms. For me however, these were all very possible. Perhaps I should add a disclaimer here that I’m not a morphine junkie?
Just 4 hours earlier, Dr. Wilson-McDonald, leading Scoliosis researcher for the UK, had said to me to expect a sore awakening after spinal surgery, but to enjoy the small pleasures of anaesthetic whilst it lasted.
The Hospital Diary of a Morphine Enthused Mind follows the ramblings of Nicoletta Cremona, a teenage, post-op patient during her 8 day stay at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Clinic after Spinal Fusion Surgery. Exploring the guilty pleasure that self-controlled morphine dosages can bring… as well as her recovery from a major operation.