- So-so/mixed experiences
I am a quiet compliant person. I’ve always gotten along with hospital staff besides once
I had a few issues here and there, particularly with one incident of an unnecessary forced injection but for the most part, I was treated well.
I’ve generally been treated good, but one time they strapped me down to a gurney for no apparent reason. I wasn’t being belligerent nor was a violent. I didn’t like that. At one hospital the bathroom had no lock on the door and the nurse didn’t knock, she opened the door while I was going to the bathroom, she looked at my penis, lol, that was a little embarrassing. But other than that I was treated pretty good for the most part, although I was extremely bored and the food wasn’t that good.
I feel like for the most part I’ve been overmedicated with Ativan for most of my hospitalizations. That’s one thing. I feel that access to therapy has been limited and that’s terrible. I think there wasn’t enough supervision in most hospitals and s h i t was happening that shouldn’t have been happening like sex, and fights, and molestations, and getting peeked at while showering, and stealing. But there were good things about being hospitalized too.
Not going to go into specifics but here they pull the Form 1 (risk to self and others) on me every time I’m hospitalized.
I’ve had both good and bad hospital experiences. But I’d say mostly bad. The nurses usually don’t like me and treat me accordingly. The docs a lot of times are mean too.
I was treated like dirt.
I was abused so badly that I actually passed out from physical and mental exhaustion.
I was unconscious for 2 hours and was rushed to the ER and given CAT SCANS of my heart and lungs.
I went twice to hat hell hole, never again
My God, it sounds like a very poorly run psych ward. When I was in hospital, one guy stole one of the girls phones. That was about it. On the downside, the nurses were pretty battle-hardened. In a couple of cases, I could swear they were worse off than me
Those incidences happened at different hospitals, not all at one place. It sounded wrong the way I typed it.
Maybe I’m a bit odd but I found the month long hospital stay quite therapeutic and enlightening. It was in Western Canada . . THE WEST IS THE BEST
im always forcibly medicated in hospitals. and once put in restraints and another time in a straight jacket. those nurse and staff and doctors must have some wicked karma, being authoritarians and what not. also i don’t like other patients who watch the most mind numbing ■■■■ on television all day.
OK. The nurses that deigned to talk to me were mostly friendly. It was usually the good looking nurses, both guys and girls who fancied themselves something special who I really had no connection with. I ran into a few of those. I really wasn’t treated badly by almost anyone. One bad incident is when they doctors thought I was getting out of control and four burly male nurses surrounded me and grabbed me and took me to the isolation room and strapped me to a gourney for four hours. That wasn’t very fair.
I mentioned the good looking nurses and technicians. I ran into a few of those and a couple others who had a following. I’ve run into several of these. They had almost a cult following of patients who thought the nurses were really cool and special. They were popular with a lot of patients. I never got into those people. Patients were practically drooling over them and talked about how cool the nurses were. I found it a little irritating.
I was treated OK though. One time a female nurse accused me of lying about being on time from a weekend pass. That pissed me off. That was about the only time a nurse got personal with me. I was pretty well behaved in hospitals, didn’t freak out or get violent or steal or cause trouble. Mostly stayed to myself and was pretty quiet.
oh my god Wave. sounds horrible. i was treated ok but with so much stigma and prejudice in the attitude it was quite hurtful. judy
They really must have been sick of putting me back together only to have me quickly unravel it back then. So they taught me a lesson in the end and I haven’t been back in 6 years although the group home where I am now has some similarities which probably helps me from relapsing.
Looking back there was no other option. I had lost my mind. Food was good, some activities. But overmedication. In general, I didn’t like it, so I wouldn’t go back unless there was no other option.
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