Hospital Sensory Experience

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Hospital Sensory Experience

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This experience of the Covid-19 pandemic is probably very different than most people. My picture submitted of myself shows a selfie that I took while in the hospital dealing with a non-Covid-19 hospitalization. As you will see through reading this I was on sensory overload. My experience with taste when it comes to my hospitalization was not one of joy, but one of provisional change due to introduction of various new medical regiments which made things tasting like metal along with various other side effects. The over powering aroma of alcohol wipes and various chemicals burned my nostrils causing my eyes to water with irritation and redness. Desiring the touch of a loved ones other then the nurses pin pricks and the doctors jabs however, due to Covid restrictions my only comfort was my husband. With the on going treatments of chemotherapy I had caused numbness in my toes and fingers which felt like knives. I am a 35 year old man who is diagnosed with stage Three-B Testicular Cancer who was healthy one minute and who's world was turned upside down the next moment. So, my Covid-19 experience has been that of Chemotherapy, isolationism, crying, hospital smells, changing of all of my sensory parts of my body, and more. This is important to me because it has changed my life, Covid-19 experience, work-life, and many other areas.
It is a photograph that was taken by me in the hospital.

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February 6, 2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Brad Baker-Nicholas

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Brad Baker-Nicholas

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Arizona State University

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English Public Health & Hospitals
English Emotion

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sensory history

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cancer sucks
sensory overload
teacher life

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en Survivor Stories

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This item was submitted on October 12, 2020 by Brad Baker-Nicholas using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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