everyone knows that if you're IN the hospital, you must be sick.
remember when you were a kid? something was bad only if it required stitches, a cast, or a hospital stay?
well, this is a reminder that if you have a friend or family member, or even a distant aquaintance type relationship with someone... if they are IN the hospital, and get discharged? they STILL might have issues to deal with.
once they get home there is a whole bunch of stuff one has to deal with. very difficult stuff. physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy maybe... if you're in the hospital a long time, just doing things like preparing dinner can be depressing. tire you right out.. to be home and not have the support of the hospital staff right there.
so try to be nice. check in on them. see if there is anything you can do... be compassionate. helpful.