Have you had bad experiences on the ward or been afraid?

I never intended to trigger, upset or scare anyone i just wanted to share how i feel because im so distressed at this thats all

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For the most part I’ve found psych wards a safe place to get my head and my meds straight. Make SURE you notify staff of any aggressive behavior by other patients – they will put an end to it.

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Very understandable, princess, that this would upset you. You’re welcome for the support. Certainly, I’ve had access to wifi on my phone in some hospitals, access to my pocket money, and am familiar with the one to one nurse concept. Different hospitals, different countries, different policies. Feel better.

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We’re both oldsters, man. Younger folk generally travel with at least a phone and have Net everywhere they go. My last couple of hospitalizations weren’t for my head, but I had a phone, laptop, and tablet with power and a good enough antenna to get free WiFi (hacked, of course).

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Thanks for the support guys im sorry if i offended anyone in any of my posts

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I’d like to second that. You shouldn’t have to put up with some guy grabbing you. This guy needs to know that what he is doing is unacceptable. I recommend that you don’t go AWOL, princess. You need a place where you can sort out your problems.

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Just put your energy into getting better, okay? With luck someday I’ll shake your hand and you’ll agree that I’m shaking your hand. How cool will that be?!?

:blush:

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You haven’t offended,

This is just the nature of the board.

We’re all pulling for your recovery @princess,

Try to get some rest, it really makes all the difference.

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This isn’t a community you join if you’re healthy. We’re all broken here in one way or another.

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Sad but true. 151515151515

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Yes ill happily shake your hand when i get mine back

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The guy grabbed a student nurse but he had done it to other people too. He hasnt grabbed me.

I’ve been hospitalized 8 or 9 times in 6 different hospitals. I have been scared in a couple of them only. I spent 8 months locked up in one when I was 20-21 and it had street people and people who had been in jails or had been homeless and but I actually wasn’t that scared. There were a few incidents where I got threatened or I was in danger but it always blew over and nothing came of it.

It was just my last hospitalization when I was 54 two years ago when I was hospitalized for just three days that I truly got scared. I don’t know why this one was so different from any of my other hospitals but maybe it was because I had not been hospilized before this since 1990. I think it might have been because I was not prepared for it. It was a spur of the moment decision to go in when I was at my sisters house and like I said, I had not been in those places for 27 years.

Hell, even the women in this one were semi-frightening which was new to me. But yeah, I have a bad back and that kind of sapped my bravery. All the men slept on cots in a huge dorm room. I’m now thinking for the first time that I think I actually scared all the other guys around me because when I laid down everybody got agitated and started talking loudly to themselves.

I was afraid to go to sleep in there and it didn’t help when the homeless guy 5 feet away went ballistic when the orderly’s woke him up late at night to give him his meds. I think they frightened the poor guy and he flipped out and started screaming at the top of his lungs and looked like he was going to get violent. It took 6 burly male nurses to surround him and subdue him and they stuck him in the isolation room where he screamed and howled in anguish for a few hours.

I probably should have gotten his phone number and maybe when we both got out we could have got together and played squash at the rec center on weekends. Make it a regular thing.

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Thanks @77nick77 for your input and staying on what the whole point of the thread was about. I think with people being unwell there is going to be violence sometomes not that its acceptable. But i am scared of the groper as hes really big and terrifying. I feel like he wants to hurt me. But i think theyve put him on a 1:1 nurse tonight so should be algood.

I don’t want to get you in danger or give bad advice but its illegal to touch someone in a sexual manner without a persons consent. I don’t know if you want to just hope the guy leaves you alone or if you possibly want to tell a doctor or nurse you trust about this guy and your fears. Like I said, I don’t want to give bad advice or stir up trouble.

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No i appreciate your advice. I have told the nurse that i have and she is with me constantly so should be okay. Thanks for your concern!

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Have you ever been in a NZ hospital?

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I have had ok times in hospital but once I did get scared when I was admitted and in a locked ward where some ladies had fights. Fortunately they left me alone. I just kept to myself and there was this lady who comforted me until I was moved to a better ward. That was with my sixth time in hospital.

I’ve been asked by other people through the internet if I lived in a hospital.

I think you will be surprised when you realize you never lost them.

FYI, I still have delusions about my pacemaker being implanted alien tech. Tried to remove it myself once, but the pain stopped me. Still have some good scarring. Meds, therapy, and time helped me accept that it’s a necessary medical implant and not alien in origin. Now when I have the weird thoughts I recognize them for what they are and push them back into a corner of my head.

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