My recent three-day remain in a Somewhat-small-by-LA-standards but rather posh urban hospital took away the up-until-now, 43-year virginity needed to hospital stays. had no idea what to expect, but now that am outside, wanted to share my expertise so that maybe might be of assistance to somebody else who’s facing a hospital remain in the not too distant future and that has not been a patient in one because being at the Maternity Ward as a toddler. Will probably leave out many Details that will sooner or later demand a sequel to this, but for now, here goes: my Twelve Tips for a Successful Hospital Stay: guess the tip before the very first tip is the obvious one: Stay alive. Having said that, let’s move on.
Know that nothing happens with no doctor’s orders. When you are stuck at the hospital at all hours and you want something, you are not going to get it, or much else, with no physician writing it in your graph as an order. The nurse on duty on any given 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. shifts or even 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. has only one job: to follow the orders on your graph. When one night in the best heart hospital in Bangalore as anything besides a newborn arrived, found myself especially anxious. The room was a bit hot, had a view out the window of a black-glass skyscraper read: no opinion at all, and was feeling a bit claustrophobic. That, and had been in considerable pain because of having had surgery at 6:30 that morning and just could not get comfortable. At home, was prescribed Xansa, a sleeping aid/tranquilizer, by my physician to use sparingly betas needed. explained this to the night nurse, and him to give me some then, at about 11:00 p.m., along with a sleep aid of the choice, so that I’d make certain to sleep through the night like my body needed and as a respite from the pain. Great; here had been waiting for hours wondering if could have my next pain pill without overdosing and eliminating the pain permanently read: death, when could have had it all together. But back to the Xanax: My nurse said he’d be pleased to give me some IF when he called the doctor, the doctor ordered it.
Luckily, Nice Nurse immediately returned, and that did really sleep until 4:30 a.m. when they awakened me to take my temperature and blood pressure which is another thing to expect: they do this VERY frequently. So, in case you really want any sort of latitude, convenience, special medicine, diet, or special favors, discuss it with your attending doctor before your first day at the hospital, and be sure he writes it as a purchase.