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Livewire : Issue 1
When you are ill there are just not as many things to laugh about as before.You are in pain, or a lot of discomfort. Things just aren’t as funny as they used to be. But there is something that always makes me laugh - thinking about all my experiences in the hospital! Things that then would have seemed horrible are a big joke now! My mum and I are always talking about all the things that I have done, seen, and heard while being in the hospital! It always makes us both laugh so hard, that our sides hurt.You always feel better after having a good laugh! I remember the time that I was in a hospital room with six beds. My mum and I were busy watching some TV, when the family of a girl in one of the other beds arrived. She had a huge family!!! Ever y day four or five of them would come and visit her. They were ver y loud, and talked about the other family members, how this one did this, or that one did that. My mom and I tried not to listen, but they talked so loud, that everyone in the room could hear them. Then I told my mum, If we can hear all their business, then they can always hear all ours!!! I don’t know why that was so funny, but it was, and once we had started to laugh, we couldn’t stop! We laughed so hard, for so long, I am sure everyone else in the room was looking at us, and thinking that we were crazy! Another thing that makes me laugh is thinking about those beautiful hospital gowns they give us to wear before an procedure. Or the delicious hospital food they bring to us on a platter. How lucky are we to get breakfast in bed ever y day! The wonderful fried eggs that taste like rubber, or the unflavoured mash! What wonderful memories we all have to laugh about! By -Olivia- truly is the best medicine. livewire.org..au 9 “Livewire has been amazing, ever yone on there is so comfort- ing and it’s nice because in one way or another were all the same and we can all relate to each other. I thank Livewire for this.” – Jessie LW_08-013_Connection.indd 9 6/8/10 11:43:06 AM