The hospital experience left me with a few things to ponder. (I mean come on it wouldn't be me if I didn't try to learn something from an uneasy experience). My doctors were and continue to be incredible. The nurses were beyond kind, caring and qualified. I am grateful.
Each night I would be thoroughly reminded of my surroundings. While my room sat overlooking beautiful grounds and a CA desert mountain range it also sat beneath the helicopter pad. As the helicopter flew in and out, I thought about each life it held. Would those critically injured make it? How would their loved ones learn of their critical medical nature? How can the doctors and nurses care for these people they had never met, day in and day out?
Humanity can be cruel and it can be wonderful. During that week, I experienced the kind, caring and wonderful side to humanity.
I'm happy to report it still exists.