have you ever been hospitalized for whatever reason?

patient tag - it was my tag when i was hospitalized last december. i was not really sick. i had to undergo a minor surgery.
@maroseqf (3657)
Philippines
October 27, 2008 11:05am CST
well, i have been hospitalized last december for almost two days. it was supposed to be just one day but some issues with our company's medical insurance came up. anyway, i was not sick of an illness that time. i just had to undergo an operation to remove a "mass". my sister, who is a general physician, went with me and took care of all the things needed for my admission. i really can't remember anything about the operation since there is a medicine known as "nubaine" injected on me, making me groggy and fell a sleep afterwards. well, i am just glad it didn't hurt at all.
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@BubblyIan (751)
27 Oct 08
I have not - and hope I never am! I have visited other people in hospital and it is not a fun thing. They have such daft rules - no mobile phonesl you have to pay extra to watch TV, the food is appalling, the staff do not know the difference between day and night, there is no privacy, it is difficult to get the attention of anyone, there is little or no communication with the doctors. a scary experience all round. Not for me through choice!
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@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
that sounds kind of different here. anyway, stay healthy!
• India
28 Oct 08
yes i was hospitalized this August.I had a shoulder dislocation.It was very painful.So my doctors told to go in for a surgery.Was in hospital for four days.I don't remember what happened when i was on operation theater.When i woke up to find my left shoulder bandaged.But it was an experience to remember.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
it is indeed a memorable one.
• India
28 Oct 08
Ya i know.Got a scar as a remainder.
@nilugo (348)
• Singapore
28 Oct 08
No I have never been hospialised so far and I hope I won't be either. I am abit apprehensive of going to hospitals and once when a friend of mine was hospitalised and I went to visit her, I actually fainted just being there - which was really embarassing to say the least...
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
what's with the fainting?
@nilugo (348)
• Singapore
28 Oct 08
I think I was feeling really claustrophobic. Now I am used to going to hospitals as my mother underwent heart surgery so I had to be there with her after the surgery - but I don't like to visit hospitals if I have a choice.
@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
28 Oct 08
i did 5 years ago. had my gall bladder removed. it was infected. i didnt want to deal with the pain again so decided to have it removed immediately.. nubaine is a pain reliever. it is a real strong one so you wont feel anything and would just sleep the whole time..
• United States
28 Oct 08
to add to that, they found 115 uncrashable stones from my gall bladder that's why the pain was really terrible.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
more than a hundred stones? that's alot my friend.
@taripres (1499)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I was recently in the hospital for some serious stomach pains! They had me do all of these tests talking about appendix infections and all!! I already knew it was nothing serious, but I was there for 3 days starving cause they wouldn't feed me! It was crazy, but I'm good though, obviously, they made the big bucks off me that day for nothing! Taripre$
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
no food for 3 days? that's very sad.
@taripres (1499)
• United States
3 Nov 08
Man, I thought I was fasting or sumn, I never do that, I have to eat! They gone come in there with sum soup and ice cream after I starved for 3 days talkin about sum liquid diet Nah homie, I need FOOD! Taripre$
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
27 Oct 08
No, not for any bad injuries.. I have been for my three births to my kids that is the only time that I can think of..
• United States
27 Oct 08
no,i have not.and i havent been sick for anything for about 2 years now:) ucky me,huh!
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
lucky for you both. stay healthy!
@snowy22315 (52894)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I have when I was younger, but I havent been a patient in a hospital since when I had my son in 1988. I hope not to go back anytime soon. Hospitals are not much fun to be in. My husband had surgery in 2003 and that is the last time I was in the hospital for an extended period of time, although not the patient myself.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
good for you that we not yet confined in the hospital. stay healthy!
@brando10 (175)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
2 years ago i have been hospitalized due to an accident. I was involved in a car accident and hit my head on the head rest. I had to stay in the hospital for 2 days because they are observing me for aftereffects of the crash. I have to do a lot of test and CT scan. Good thing, I was already in good shape after two days.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
good for you. be more careful next time.
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
i have experienced being hospitalized a dozen times in my life. asthma, flu, convulsion, bronchitis, amibiasis. Last time i was hospitalized was on february 29, i just gave birth to my daughter. it was the most memorable and glorious hospitalization ever. hope i won't be doing it again soon, though...heheheh
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
i hope you will have better health so you won't be a frequent hospital goer.
28 Oct 08
ive never had to stay overnight, and hope i never will have to. however i have been to hospital for numerous ailments and such which have proved to be less serous then first expected. Hospitals in general are a horrible place, and always bring back bad memroies so when possible i stay clear of them but my two grandmothers are in there pretty much every other day so i see alot of hospitals...
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
good for you!
@caskins (689)
• United States
28 Oct 08
hello my fellow myLotter, i was hospitalized at the age of one. fortunately i don't remember. my step dad put me in hot water and burned my feet badly. i am scared for life on my feet. unable to ever wear high heels or sandals. which does a number on my self esteem.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
that was such an awful experience.
@Jody20 (887)
• Netherlands
28 Oct 08
I have been hospitalized three times. The first times was the birth of my daughter. The second time because i broke my nose in two places. The third time i was hospitalized, i had a hysterectomy and my bladder had to put back in place.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
you broke your nose? that's terrible. how is it now?
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I was brought to the hospital twice when i was still a kid.The frst one was because i was needed to be injected with something(i dont really know what it is since i was very young back then)because of low blood counts.I was not admitted and i did not need to stay overnight there.the second one was when i was accidentaly hit by a motorcycle.After a few examinations,the doctors found out that i am okey and was allowed to go home the very same day.I have never experienced beng admitted and spending a day or more inside a hospital.I wish i would never experience that.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
that's good for you. well, you better be more careful next time.
@gemini_rose (16194)
28 Oct 08
The last time I was in hospital was in July 2007 and I had a partial hysterectomy, I was meant to be in for a day or two but ended up being in for about 4 days due to problems with my blood pressure. I thought that would be the last of it but through problems resulting from that operation I may have to go back in for more surgery next year, not happy!
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
goodluck to you my fellow lotter!
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Yes, I've been hospitalized when I went into labor with my kids. Though my kids and I only stayed the mandatory 24 hours. Once we were given a clean bill of health I left with my babies. LOL When I was a toddler I was hospitalized because I was deathly sick with spinal meningitis. At one point I fell into a coma. By what my mom told me I was there for a month. As scary as it must have been I have no recollection of any of it.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
good thing that you've survived.
• China
28 Oct 08
Hey,friend! I have been hospitalized several years ago.I broke my hand when i were playing basketball.I stayed at hospital for several weeks.It was really a bad experience,I can see the scar on my hand now.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
that's unfortunate for you. well, we can't do anything about accidents.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I was been hospitalized only once, can you guess when? ... Well it is when I was been circumcised. Lol! =)
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
lucky you!
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Hi , Glad things are okay and cheers to great health Oh , yeah i have been in and out hospitals many times . for stiches , and twissted ankle and things like that . But ya i have stayed over night a few times . In high school in the 7th grade my asthma was pretty bad and i stayed a few days getting breathing treatments .Then in the 9th grade i was sick with my tummy and all that and was in and out getting all sorts of test done . fianally months later they figure it was my gall bladder but by that time it messed upa few other things , so that had to be all taken care of before i could have my gall bladder removed . ah, that stay was for 9 days and they didnt let me eat or drink . few years ago was back for a breathing treatment ,but didnt have to stay .i hate staying .
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
well, that's alot. good that everything's fine now.
• United States
27 Oct 08
I have been to the emergency room three times this year alone. I went in once for a fever that I had for three days and once I went to the hospital all the did was give me antibiotics, which was the biggest waste of time. The second time that I went was for a cat bite, which they gave me a tetanus shot. The third time was for a car accident and the doctor's sucked and I was later discharged without any x-rays and just a handful of motrin.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
whoa! you should take care of yourself more.
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Yeah, I was. When I gave birth to my first born child. For some reasons, i needed to deliver the baby through caesarian method. I was aware of what's happening during the operation coz I can't sleep though i was so groggy that time. I was also operated for goiter the following year. It was 2005 and 2006 respectively. During the second operation, I let myself fell asleep coz I was told to do so.
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
well, i'll be admitted again in the hospitalize for the same reason as yours. i am expecting to give birth soon.