This is the 5th instalment in the Once Upon a Time series.
As the princess slept time had continued to pass!
She would soon realize she had been asleep for almost
six weeks.... and had slept through her favourite season, Autumn.
Laying in the hospital bed , she felt as if heavy chains were holding her down, [The reality of course was that six weeks in a coma, not to mentioned the trauma her body had sustained; the life saving surgeries, the multiple fractures that had yet to heal , including a C2 fracture (part of the spine at the neck)~ were the cause.] ~
Something just felt odd, laying in this bed.~
preventing her from getting up and returning to her beautiful bedroom with its comfortable bed.
The comfort of her bed would be the least of her challenges, the princess was about to find out.
" I want to go home" the princess tried to say , but nothing came out ~ not a sound. She tried to raise her right arm to get someone's attention ~ but the pain that occurred just at the thought was unbearable. She tried her left arm... that raised for a moment only drop back down from its own weight. Helpless she laid there waiting for someone to notice her.
"How is our miracle patient doing today?" "Awake I see..." The voice was followed by a
crowd team of hospital people.
The Princess did all that she could, which was lay there, as they kept talking, and occasionally poking at her.. checking this and checking that. Though she couldn't turn her neck, she realized that she could follow them with her eyes. As her eyes followed the nurse that was coming towards her, it all became reality ... this was not a dream and she was hooked up to all sorts of machines. Including one that went into her throat... that she would later learn had kept her alive, after her lungs collapsed - and that this machine was breathing for her - that's why she was unable to speak.
Suddenly her thoughts were all jammed... like traffic, bottle necking getting onto a highway with multiple on ramps...all trying to get through but being held back. This the princess would be told was due the the acquired brain injury she now had. "acquired?? well I don't want it ... can we return it?" she thought, as her words were not coming out.