I've just found something I wrote when I first came home from hospital . My daughter wanted me to write down ever thing I remembered.
There's pain everywhere. One big pain and a constellation of smaller ones, all different. Sharp ones, stingy ones, dull aches.
. My ear is folded forward and it stings
. My bad knee aches
. My ribs down my right side are one big ache, with several sharply painful spots.
But my belly is one big screaming, roaring pain.
I think of them as different colours, yellow, purple, red.
I can't speak, and I haven't enough strength to try to explain to the nurse. Besides, if I attract her attention she might come and roll me, and I'd rather have the pain than that.