in ‘time’, it’s sure to become less relevant to you when trying to recover from illness, or trying not to try too hard to recover because that makes you feel worse.
Even a retired person such as me has a pattern of emergence into the social and commercial and cultural worlds surrounding home; but even when you are at the stage of just beginning to feel you might actually recover, it’s hard to picture yourself taking up the usual patterns of activity again. What Shaw is quoted as saying above may have some truth in it, but the other side of convalescence is the weird sense of not being part of anything, of places and events and what people call ‘time’ – your illness takes you away from all that.
Looking forward to getting back to more familiarly shaped days. Glad I don’t need to worry about ‘lost time’ since I don’t believe in it!