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  • I made this drawing, " In a Deep Well", during my recovery after I came home from spending about a month in the hospital. While in the ICU, I had a number of hallucinations of being imprisoned in a well, deep crevices, caverns, boats or other places with slippery sides that I could not climb. This drawing helped me to recall that I was, in fact, in a bed that was kept at an angle (the head of the bed is often kept elevated in ICU to keep secretions, food, or drink from getting in the lungs of the patient). I would slide down in the bed and I was too weak to push myself up. The staff would come in and periodically pull me back up towards the head of the bed by grabbing the fabric pad underneath of me and heaving me back into place. It helps me to be able to figure out what things happened and what things didn’t happen and to understand that some hallucinations were connected to real events and real conditions.
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