I was never supposed to suffer like this. I never thought that I would get pressure ulcers, yet here I was; lying in a hospital bed, my body covered in red and purple sores that burned like fire. I was in agony, my skin was raw and riddled with infection. I had been neglected, and the pain was unbearable.
My life had been drastically changed by this sudden affliction. The disfigurement it caused drastically altered my body. Everywhere I went, people stared. I felt more and more isolated.
I soon realized that I would never be the same again. The pressure ulcers had taken away a part of me, and with it, my dignity. I would have to accept my new reality – a permanent reminder of my suffering and of the neglect that brought me here.