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Was anyone else sad to leave the hospital? Was anyone else sad to leave the hospital?

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Unread 04-25-2008, 08:02 AM
Was anyone else sad to leave the hospital?

Don't get me wrong, I love being home and I am getting excellent care from my family.... but it seemed so much easier in the hospital!

I honestly wished I could have stayed in for a few more days. The bed was super comfortable and so nice to adjust it up and down with a touch of a button. And the railing was so nice to help getting in and out. The food was decent and all I had to do was pick up the phone and order anything I wanted, so I didn't feel like I was burdening my hubby to cook me something. The nurses were wonderful, always checking in and making me comfortable.

Am I crazy to wish I was still in the hospital? Seemed so much easier there!!
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Unread 04-25-2008, 08:04 AM
Was anyone else sad to leave the hospital?

O, Yes I wanted to stay longer also! I think its the "pampering" that we don't get enough of!



Have a GREAT day!
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Unread 04-25-2008, 08:06 AM
Was anyone else sad to leave the hospital?

Yeah, it was a "vacation." I truly could relax and not worry about ANYTHING.
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Unread 04-25-2008, 08:09 AM
Was anyone else sad to leave the hospital?

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Originally Posted by ellie0703
Don't get me wrong, I love being home and I am getting excellent care from my family.... but it seemed so much easier in the hospital!

I honestly wished I could have stayed in for a few more days. The bed was super comfortable and so nice to adjust it up and down with a touch of a button. And the railing was so nice to help getting in and out. The food was decent and all I had to do was pick up the phone and order anything I wanted, so I didn't feel like I was burdening my hubby to cook me something. The nurses were wonderful, always checking in and making me comfortable.

Am I crazy to wish I was still in the hospital? Seemed so much easier there!!

I was thrilled to leave the hospital, but then my stay wasn't near as nice as yours sounds.

The sad part is, I was really looking forward to some nice R&R, but thanks to multiple problems, I didn't get it.

On the good side, after I reported the problems to my doctor, she called a meeting with the hospital administrator and the head of nursing. She raised holy hell, changes were made, and one nurse got fired!
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Unread 04-25-2008, 08:12 AM
Was anyone else sad to leave the hospital?

Wow! Sorry your stay was so bad! What happened? Did they neglect you?
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Unread 04-25-2008, 08:27 AM
Was anyone else sad to leave the hospital?

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Originally Posted by ellie0703
Wow! Sorry your stay was so bad! What happened? Did they neglect you?

The air conditioning in the room was broken, and the nurses were just basically 'phoning it in'.

First, they gave me the wrong breakfast which caused massive vomiting which caused my incision to rip on one side.

There was no shower in my room, and according to the nurses, they couldn't find anywhere where my roommate and I could shower.

My sheets were changed once in five days.

I did not get a clean gown the entire time.

At one point, I vomited, and since the nurse had already taken away my 'puke basin' and not brought another, the only thing I had handy to puke in was a glass. I gave it to the nurse to dispose of. When I went into the bathroom the next morning, there was the glass of puke on the sink counter.

The nurse, the one who got fired, came within a quarter of a second of injecting phenegrin into my IV, which I am highly allergic to.
She told me she 'doesn't check the alergy wrist bands. She just 'tells the patient what she is injecting'!
This caused me to sit bolt upright screaming NOOOO which ripped the other side of my incision open.

I asked for a fresh pair of pajama bottoms, since mine were stained with blood. The next day, my husband went and found me a pair.

I had a fentinal epidural, but when it started causing itching, the nurse, who should have contacted anesthesia for something to stop it, simply removed it leaving me with NO pain meds in my system whatsoever. It took her over an hour to reach my doctor for 'instructions'.

During this time, while I was in MAJOR pain, my roommates daughter was there with her six year old child who was bored and bouncing around the room like a deranged bunny rabbit. Children aren't suppose to be allowed in rooms, but when I asked for her to be removed, the nurses refused.

At one point, in this very hot room, there were five dirty meal trays stacked up against the wall. We couldn't get anyone to take them away.

All in all, it was a nightmare of an experience.
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Unread 04-25-2008, 08:30 AM
Was anyone else sad to leave the hospital?

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Originally Posted by catattitude
The air conditioning in the room was broken, and the nurses were just basically 'phoning it in'.

First, they gave me the wrong breakfast which caused massive vomiting which caused my incision to rip on one side.

There was no shower in my room, and according to the nurses, they couldn't find anywhere where my roommate and I could shower.

My sheets were changed once in five days.

I did not get a clean gown the entire time.

At one point, I vomited, and since the nurse had already taken away my 'puke basin' and not brought another, the only thing I had handy to puke in was a glass. I gave it to the nurse to dispose of. When I went into the bathroom the next morning, there was the glass of puke on the sink counter.

The nurse, the one who got fired, came within a quarter of a second of injecting phenegrin into my IV, which I am highly allergic to.
She told me she 'doesn't check the alergy wrist bands. She just 'tells the patient what she is injecting'!
This caused me to sit bolt upright screaming NOOOO which ripped the other side of my incision open.

I asked for a fresh pair of pajama bottoms, since mine were stained with blood. The next day, my husband went and found me a pair.

I had a fentinal epidural, but when it started causing itching, the nurse, who should have contacted anesthesia for something to stop it, simply removed it leaving me with NO pain meds in my system whatsoever. It took her over an hour to reach my doctor for 'instructions'.

During this time, while I was in MAJOR pain, my roommates daughter was there with her six year old child who was bored and bouncing around the room like a deranged bunny rabbit. Children aren't suppose to be allowed in rooms, but when I asked for her to be removed, the nurses refused.

At one point, in this very hot room, there were five dirty meal trays stacked up against the wall. We couldn't get anyone to take them away.

All in all, it was a nightmare of an experience.

I forgot. After the first bout of vomiting, when my incision tore, I told the nurse, "I think I ripped something loose'. She said "Gee, I hope not" and left the room!
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Unread 04-25-2008, 08:40 AM
Was anyone else sad to leave the hospital?

catattitude,


My GOD thats HORRIBLE! they should have ALL got fired!!! I'm SO sorry you had a REALLY REALLY bad stay..
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Unread 04-25-2008, 08:43 AM
Was anyone else sad to leave the hospital?

That sounds horrendous! I'm so sorry you had such a bad experience!
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Unread 04-25-2008, 08:52 AM
Was anyone else sad to leave the hospital?

My stay at the hospital wasnt great i was only there a day in a half...my doc said too many germs rather me be home since i was swelling all down my arm and leg where IV was...I wasnt ready to go home..i agree the bed was great the handle bar was my best friend and for the most part piece and quiet other than my gas LOL, i did get a roomy who had company all the time but it was nice to chat with someone in the same boat you know..I knew once i went home i was on my own and would be alone most of the time..So yeah i'm with ya on the hospital stay and i hate hospitals, but it was a security blanket..sometimes i wonder if i stayed longer would i have healed a little better..like i said my stay there sucked, my nurses were horrible with the exception of one and the food well didnt have too much of that...even when i went back in a few weeks ago once again they released me to be miserable at home with a kidney infection...when i needed that bed and those bars again..oh well
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