Everything around me was blurry and my head ached as I tried to strain my eyes to see who was around me. I could see a couple of outlines of people but couldn't really make out who they were.
"Where am I ?" I thought.
It sure looked like a hospital as the only color I could see all around was white.
"But how did I get here?"
I tried to concentrate but the constant beep from a nearby instrument combined with the thumping headache, which ironically, seemed to match the rhythm of the instrument beep, kept me from thinking anything at all. I closed my eyes again and tried to sleep but I felt an urge to itch on my left hand.
"Maybe a mosquito bite."
I tried to reach out to scratch it but my other hand didn't seem to respond to my mind. I tried to lift my hand again but still no response. I started getting desperate.
"Why was I not able to move my hand?"
"Was I paralysed?"
I tried moving the other body parts one by one. I could only try it on my limbs and my mind started to give away, concentrating more on the headache rather than on the orders I was giving it. I concluded that my right body parts were not responding to my orders.
The itch had started to get me desperate and I couldn't control it any longer. I tried to use the same hand to relieve myself but in the process I disturbed a cord attached to my hand, which seemed to open the pandora's box.
The bedside instrument started to beep wildly and I could feel a sudden commotion around me. Between the beeps I could feel someone touching me. Suddenly, the beeping stopped and I thought I've digged my grave by trying to itch. I could faintly hear someone calling my name.
'Sunny ... Sunny' and I felt a light jerk too.
Then suddenly, I felt a surge of adrenaline pass thru my body, I heard the voice clearly, I felt the commotion , I felt the nudge too.
Startled, I opened my eyes.
Nothing made sense for a moment until I glanced around me only to notice my bedside alarm and my wife saying, 'Get up. You are already late for office.'