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Old 10-12-2017, 05:08 PM
 
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I just spent 36 hours in the hospital. Atrial-fibrillation and with pneumonia in the left lung. A new wrinkle to add to premature ventricular complexes or contractions.
Now a-fib won't kill me, but it could cause a clot to lead to a stroke, and the pneumonia was a total surprise to us all, staff and me and my OH and a close friend who accompanied my OH to the ER.

I think the worst thing is trying to sleep in a hospital. They gave me a sedative to put me to sleep. I slept for all of one hour before some....ahem....nurses aid came in at 12 midnight to take bp with a malfunctioning automatic bp machine, then in my lucid state tried taking my watch off!!! I said "' what the (heck) you doing? '". She said she needed my watch off to take bp. I said "'(horsepuckies), they had been taking it all day with the watch ON my wrist'".
Than at 3:50 ( by the clock on the wall and my still on watch), the vampire came in,
then at 5 am they came in to take yet another EKG.

At 6:30 They took me down for Echo cardiogram.

So my "sedative/ sedated sleep" was severely disrupted.

Many think the food sucks, but I find the food quite palatable.

It's sleeping when ill and (usually exhausted), I miss when in the hospital.

How about you? What do you hate about being in (admitted) the hospital?

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Old 10-12-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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recently had surgery for prostate ca. The worst by far was the mattress. Not the stitches, not the catheter, not the IV, not the food. The MF mattress. Like sleeping on a bag of bricks.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:30 PM
 
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The worst thing about staying in a hospital is - staying in a hospital.
Sick people have their prana draining out of them.
They are like vacuum bombs, they create a sort of prana sucking area around them.
And where you have the most of them? In a hospital. SNF. AL Facility.
Every time I have to go there, I feel this "cloud" so to speak, wrapping me.
I am yet to see a patient who wouldn't say - I am so glad I am discharged today.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:39 PM
 
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The stupidest thing that happened to my MinL while in the hospital was them waking her up in the middle of the night to weigh her. Then there were 3-5 other times that a person showed up to do something else but the weight was unbelievable. How can anyone attempt to get well when they get no sleep?

When I had abdominal surgery with a 6 inch incision, I did not even get to stay long enough to have a meal. I was so out of it, did not remember the evening I spent there and was home before lunch.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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A thousand things! Feeling like a prisoner: suffocating environment. Not being in MY OWN BATHROOM!!! And having to share a room with a stranger. Can't stand being around anyone when I'm sick, let alone a stranger.

Was in for an "overnight" about 8 years ago. They didn't believe me when I said I was going to detach myself and call a cab...Until I took out the IV. Then they said I couldn't leave until the paperwork was finished in about an hour or two. Told them to mail it and left. Yeah...it's pretty much a phobia. Sorry; I just can't help it.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:42 PM
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Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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Room is too warm and the sheet is scratchy and the visitors are noisy and the spouse is worried and beeping is annoying and the nurses are ugly and the doctors don't care and they charge you $50 for a oxycodone when I got leftovers that cost me $1 and I get sicker even if I take one.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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The worst thing for my husband was not ever getting his Parkinson's meds on time and they must be given exactly on time. Some of his other meds he did not get at all, plus most doctors and nurses know little to nothing about Parkinson's.

When I was in the worst part was being treated like I was four years old. Also very long response times when you needed anything.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:06 PM
 
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I think the worst thing about being in a hospital is whatever it is that took me to the hospital in the first place. Everything else is a temporary inconvenience. I have had about a dozen hospital stays so far in my life and have felt that I received excellent care each time. Maybe I've just been lucky.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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The stupidest thing that happened to my MinL while in the hospital was them waking her up in the middle of the night to weigh her. Then there were 3-5 other times that a person showed up to do something else but the weight was unbelievable. How can anyone attempt to get well when they get no sleep?

When I had abdominal surgery with a 6 inch incision, I did not even get to stay long enough to have a meal. I was so out of it, did not remember the evening I spent there and was home before lunch.
I'll be dammed . The same thing happened to me . Came in my room dragging a scale and banging into everything about midnight .
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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The worst thing about staying in a hospital is that you are staying IN A HOSPITAL!!
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