Friday, 26 February 2010

Sick Bed

The Sick Bed by H. Lessing

How do you feel when you're confined to bed by illness or incapacity?  Do you thank goodness for the rest or does guilt eat into you, thinking of all those chores that you "should" be doing?  Do you ever get feelings of powerlessness or frustration?

How do you pass the hours from your sick bed?  Sleeping, reading, watching TV, speaking on the phone, masturbating, eating?  Do you get lonely?

Have you ever been incapitated for any length of time?  If so, how did such an experience differ from that of a shorter illness?