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Did you have your own room? Did you have your own room?

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Unread 04-05-2002, 09:57 PM
Did you have your own room?

Hi Tonya. I was in a room with another bed on a mixed surgical floor (one wing was men, and the other, which I was in, was women). The first night I didn't have a roommate. The second night I had a roommate who had just had back surgery. Actually she was very nice and I enjoyed the company by then. Whatever situation you end up in, just think positive and try to figure out how to make it work for you.
s, and good luck,
- Linda
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Unread 04-06-2002, 04:12 AM
Did you have your own room?

I had a room to myself. They told me they try to do that with all surgical patients, but if they needed the bed they would put someone in with me.
Unread 04-06-2002, 08:29 AM
Did you have your own room?

I had a private room for the 1st time in my life!! It was perfect for me. I could sleep better, contol the room temp to my liking.
The phone only rang for ME!!! And most of the time I told my family that I would call them
I was on a gyn wing, but not near the babies etc. I started walking down the hall a day before discharge.
if I ever have to have a hospital stay again, I want a private room if at all possible.
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Unread 04-06-2002, 10:26 AM
Did you have your own room?

I was on a gyno wing but they kept the hyst pts. separate. Had to ask in advance for private and they couldn't guarantee because of patient load, but I was fortunate and was alone for the 4 days I was there. It was an additional $75./night for me. Wow, someone got away w/ $30? Lucky!
Unread 04-06-2002, 12:37 PM
bad 1st roomie

I was at a Naval Hospital, all the rooms are for 2 or more. All I cared about was that I would be placed with a roomie who had surgery-no problem I was told, as it was the surgical floor. ( I thought another surgical patient would at least understand desire for rest post-op!)
Weeellll.... I got to the room quite late after my TAH, and was in a druggy state. The roommie had her TV on all night--loudly!! I ended up using my Patient controlled morphine to drown out her TV and phone calls! She was in for a possible infection, but had not had surgery.
In the AM, I requested a room change after barely sleeping.
"Miss Thang" in the other bed overheard and said, "Well, I was here first!" *punch* I said I'd be happy to move.Besides, who wants to be next to an infection post-op?
The nurse helped me up, and I went across the hall to an empty room- Catheter,IV and all! Butt flapping in the breeze,too, I'll bet!

It was great to be alone early on, but later I got HysterSister Lucky Marie for a roomie, so there was a happy ending.

Don't be afraid to ask for changes if you need quiet.
Unread 04-06-2002, 01:59 PM
Did you have your own room?

I too was at a Naval Hospital. I had a roomate that was rude! Maybe it was the same one, just different places? *LOL* We each had our own phone, tv, etc. She had no feelings for me, I just came out of surgery and there were over 8 people visiting her well after the visiting hours. TV up loud all hours too. So I complained. Geeeeeeesh, I just had major surgery, I'm on Morphine and I have to be a *itch? Yeah, I censored myself. *LOL* Anyhow, I was glad when she left the next morning, but I got another roomie who got sick during out-patient surgery and had to stay the night. She had a breast enlargement done. In the military, yup, she was active duty. Pays to give those nurses candy. You get the dirt on everyone! Anyhow, I'm glad I was there as she was getting sick and couldn't call for help.

It was 7 bucks a day for my room. I'm still waiting for the bill.

Unread 04-06-2002, 02:20 PM

Hello! Best wishes to you on your upcoming surgery!
Yes, I had my very own room on the post-partum floor. LOVED it! Haven't had a room to myself in YEARS! Just wish I would've been able to stay longer and REALLY enjoy it!

I had to request this arrangement UP FRONT with the surgeons and the hospital. I did not have to pay any extra for this "service"!

Good-luck to you, dear!
Unread 04-06-2002, 02:20 PM
Did you have your own room?

That reminds me of the old joke: What do you want, a medal? or a chest to pin it on? I guess your 2nd roomie went for option # 2!
Maybe the services use plastic surgery as a recruiting tool !
"will enlist for breast enlargement" ???
Unread 04-06-2002, 09:04 PM
Did you have your own room?

I had my surgery at Porthsmouth Naval Hospitol. What can I say about my roommate? She was GREAT!!! She's a Hystersister, aka sweetiedarling. She posted on this thread. NO! I wasn't the obnoxious first roommate(I was the second). Giselle, I know I drove you crazy and you sure didn't get any sleep with me in the room(sorry). Man, I sure was dooped up that night. Naval Hospitol ; Breast Implants ?? Are you sure it wasn't reconstuctive surgery for a Masectomy(breast removal). Happy Thoughts Ladies!!! Lucky Marie PS. As I stated above I was very dooped up but I vaguely remember sweetiedarling trying to bribe the nurses with homebaked goodies. Something about duck tapeing my mouth closed and full body restraints (Just kidding ).
Unread 04-06-2002, 09:31 PM
Did you have your own room?

I was told at preadmitting that I could request a private room but there was no guarantee there would be one available. It's a first come first serve basis and the cost is $65 a night but will be well worth it if I get it!

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