It can feel like close quarters when your room is filled with oxygen flow meters, IV pumps, blood pressure monitoring equipment, a large area devoted to hand washing and protective masks, a closet for clothes, shelves, a hospital laundry basket, and chairs for visitors. Depending on your attitude, it could be cramped or cozy.
On the upside, there is a big, bulky bedside table which Gil lovingly refers to as THE BEAST. It's on wheels but you need all your strength to move it from one side of the bed to the other. It's got lots of storage. It holds his two laptops, a Kindle, three paperbacks from the library, a fresh cup of water in a styrofoam cup, tissue box, nurse call button, a cell phone, newspapers and medicine cups filled with pills. He's got his space set up to be bed-centric, and for the moment it seems to be working out just fine.