what would it have been like to be confined to bed for years with tuberculosis in old times?

the late richard harris commented on an interview in the 1970's that he was once confined to bed for 3 years back in ireland long ago with TB, where he used the time to study richard the III.

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I'm not sure what type of answer you are looking for. Just put yourself in his shoes and imagine what it would be like to be sick in bed for 3yrs. 

    I have multiple chronic illnesses and spent a few years where I spent most my days in bed. It was very hard. I felt like I was missing out on life and depression is common. I spent my time reading, snuggling with my kids, talking to a family who visited plus I had tv and a laptop. You have to find ways to entertain yourself. 

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