Room 308, 8:30 p.m.: Patricia turns off the television unable to focus on the program she was watching. She struggles to put down the remote on the nightstand next to her hospital bed and buries her head in the pillow to rest her neck. She stares at the ceiling.
Her mind has been racing ever since she learned during the last intervention planning session that she will soon be discharged from rehabilitation.
She is overwhelmed by the excitement of leaving and concern of returning home; at last she will reintegrate the real world!
Patricia reflects about the past months' events that have turned her life upside down: accident, intake, rehabilitation, hopes and depression, joy, sadness, small gains and big disappointments.