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Did anyone stay in the short stay unit? Did anyone stay in the short stay unit?

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Unread 06-08-2013, 02:27 PM
Did anyone stay in the short stay unit?

I recently found out that I will be spending the night following my TLH in the "surgical short stay" unit. Apparently, there will be 10 beds in one room, with both males and females. I took a peak into the room while walking by when I went for my pre op appointment, and the beds appeared to be separated by those privacy drapes. Doesn't seem like a nice play to spend the night.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 02:32 PM
Re: Did anyone stay in the short stay unit?

Yikes! I have not heard about a room like that other than an emergency room. If I were you, I think I would invest in an eye cover and a pair of ear plugs. Good luck, hugs, and prayers your way!
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Unread 06-08-2013, 02:50 PM
Re: Did anyone stay in the short stay unit?

I had a tlh on may 28th and I had a regular room. I got to the hospital at 630 Tuesday morning and didn't leave hospital until 230 on Wednesday afternoon
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Unread 06-08-2013, 03:40 PM
Re: Did anyone stay in the short stay unit?

I suspect that this depends a lot on your hospital system. I was expecting to be in a ward room, since I wasn't paying extra to get a semi-private. "Ward room" here means four people. The hospital tries to make them all-female or all-male, but it sort of depends on what they have to work with.

As things turned out, I lucked into a semi-private (with one quiet, female roommate) because all the ward rooms were full!

To be honest, though, immediately after surgery and for most of the next day I was pretty out of it. There could have been a herd of elephants in the room without me noticing. If you're only staying overnight, you may find that the room isn't a problem.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 04:06 PM
Re: Did anyone stay in the short stay unit?

Aww, I'm feeling a bit jealous now, even though SurprisedInNB is probably right that I won't even notice what kind of room I get. My work health benefits even cover a private room, but I was told that that was not even an option!
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Unread 06-08-2013, 04:29 PM
Re: Did anyone stay in the short stay unit?

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...My work health benefits even cover a private room...
The hospital where I had my surgery warns on their website that even if someone's willing to pay for a private or semi-private room, the hospital may not be able to give them one. As I discovered, it all depends on how many other patients they have in for what reasons that day.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 05:37 PM
Re: Did anyone stay in the short stay unit?

I stayed in the short term area without any other options. I lucked out and was in an area that was semi-private. I was thankful to have my earplugs and IPod. I didn't sleep well and couldn't wait to go home.
Best of luck to you!
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Unread 06-08-2013, 05:40 PM
Re: Did anyone stay in the short stay unit?

Last November I had to have my gall bladder out. I went in at 6 am Thursday and wasn't able to be squeezed in for surgery until 7 pm Friday. I left at 2 on Saturday and spent the whole time in that type of short stay place. I was in the last cubby but it was long loud nights. The person next to me had the tv on all night. Ear plugs would have been nice. I had to walk past all the other cubbies to use the bathroom.
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