So, I have a novella in the works where the main character is centered in a hospital. Anyone out there who's had to stay in a hospital for a prolonged period of time, or known anyone who has done so and can share information on what exactly it's like, I'd be happy to hear you out. Furthermore, my character is going to be given a death sentence there at an old age, so if anyone has experienced that (and lived, might I add), or knows someone who has gone through that, please do share that as well. Any and all aspects. Were the staff nice? What was the food like? Did it have a general atmosphere of death? What about the other patients? Were there many sick kids? What was it like sleeping at night? Was there a constant background noise of machines pumping away? If you were hooked up to a heart monitor, what was it like constantly hearing your heart beating? What were the clothes like? What did it look like? Was it all tinted a shade of fluorescent lights? Was there an outside area? Were you permitted access? These are the kinds of questions I'm thinking of. So, essentially, anything. I've interned and volunteered at hospitals before, but I've never been a patient of one, so I'm looking for that kind of perspective. Thanks!