Analysis: The Glass Castle

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Light At the End of the Tunnel Although Jeannette Walls and I share a common thread of being hospitalized at a young age, it is my belief after reading The Glass Castle that Jeannette had it far worse than I ever did. In The Glass Castle, Jeannette shares how she spent over a month in a hospital due to burns after she tried to make herself hot dogs. The time that Jeannette spent in the hospital was like a vacation from her crazy life and parents. She relished the time in the hospital because it was the first time in her life that she was taken care of and had people that were actually concerned about her well-being. Even though Jeannette and I both suffered from injuries that required hospitalization, our experiences and mindset could not …show more content…
Surprisingly I was not scared at all. I was just extremely happy that I was finally going to get all of my problems under control. Once at the hospital, they prepped me for surgery and I waited. Finally, they came to take me back and they also gave me medication that would make me unaware of what exactly was happening. While under the influence of this drug I would still be able to answer any questions that the nurses had for me. This medication definitely worked because the next thing that I remember were flashes of pain, light, nurses asking me questions, and something that was on my face, which I later learned was an oxygen mask. When I started to become completely aware of my surroundings, the pain started to intensify and I realized that my lips were very dry. I later learned that this was because my IV bag had run completely dry, so eventually they replaced the bag with one that had more fluids. This was when I became aware enough to remember asking the nurse how the surgery went, and when she wouldn’t really tell me what had happened I knew something was …show more content…
My mom then proceeded to tell me that in the surgery when they had gone to repair my labrum and bone spur they found that the shape of my hip was a lot worse than they originally thought. The torn muscle and the bone spur were both due to the abnormal shape of my hip. In the middle of the surgery, the surgeon came out to talk to my parents about my options on how to fix this major problem. They were given the choice between the doctors fixing the immediate problems and then having another surgery to fix the major issue, or having both done at once which would mean at least eight more hours of anesthesia. With guidance from the doctor my parents decided that the safest thing to do would be to have another

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