I hate hospitals. It's the smell. They always smell like antiseptic, disinfectant, medical achohol, and that sickly orange goo they give you before a blood test. But, it's always the first thing you notice when you wake up in one.
The second is the feel. Starchy cotton. Not rough, but not exactly soft, either. There's a certain firmness to it, that lets you know you're not going anywhere.
After that comes the sound, assuming your ears are working. Depending on how you got there, it's ussually one of two things. The beeping of an ECG, letting you know just how badly you screwed up. Or a gentle buzzing. Florescent globes. They may be better than incandescant globes, but they drive me batty.
Taste isn't something you notice initially, but it does creep up on you. Either rubber or copper. Rubber if you hear beeping. Feeding tubes may be sterile, but they still taste like a snorkel fresh out of the box. Copper if you can hear buzzing. You may not need an ECG, b