have you been confined on the hospital? (hospitalized)

@ckyera (17261)
Philippines
June 20, 2009 12:08pm CST
i have not been confined in the hospital ever since...and i am very thankful for this. i got sick yes, i go to hospital or clinics for check up but never confined there. but i know the hardship of being confined in the hospital because i have experienced it with my mother & grandmother. there was a time in our lives that my mom is always confined there. the first one is when she have a surgery for appendicitis, the next one is when again she was operated to remove the stone in her gall bladder, the last is when she gave birth to my brother. she stays there for more than a week and its really difficult not only for her as a patient but also to the family who needs to be there to assist her. the last time that we're on the hospital is when my grandmother was confined due to her cancer...and as expected its not easy! aside from giving a bad feeling for the patient, giving stress and so on...it is also expensive to be confined in the hospital, because every day that you are there, the longer you stay the more expensive your bill becomes... so how about you? do you have this experiences? do you ever been confined in the hospital or have any relatives being there? have you experienced taking care of someone who is in the hospital? thanks in advance for sharing & have a nice day!
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@caver1 (1765)
• United States
20 Jun 09
I was in the hospital last weekend. I had a high fever and my white blood cell count was low do to chemo treatments. You are right about it being stressful. I would have liked my husband to stay with me all the time. But there were things to be done at home. My children are teenagers, but should not be alone all the time. I am glad to be back home now.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
hi caver so you are doing chemo? why? so how was it? hope you'll be totally well. its not just stressful for you but also to your husband as well i think, coz i know that he also wanted to stay with you but just can't do because of other responsibilities that he needs to attend to...that's exactly what my mom feel when my grandma is confined in the hospital. she wants to stay there more but she still have other things to do in our family, just we are thankful that her brother is there for substitute when ever she is not available. its good to hear that you are home now. take care and God bless.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
oh i see...good that your cancer has been diagnosed early. i know how chemo affects someone, i see it with my grandma... i hope that you will be okay and my prayers are with you... how many chemos do you still need?
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
oh i see, still long way to go...but its ok as long as it will help you to be better... i wish you all the best and again, you are in my prayers...
• United States
20 Jun 09
I was confine to bed when I was preganet with my first child I had problems wit bleeding and they kept me on bed rest for three months trying to prevent the baby from coming early I got alot of knitting done watch tv alot and slept It was so boring and stressful cause your laying there and the world is going by you. But my son was born feb 12 1970 he was premature and weight 4ibs the bed rest was worth it when I held him for the first time to this day I am happy to have raised and loved my son he is a wonderful man I am happy he is apart of my life
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
wow that's nice! sometimes we really need to do some sacrifice for some good things to come...its very nice that even if you confined to your bed for that long, all those sacrifices and difficulties were erased when you held your baby in your hand. and thanks God that he lives even if he's premature (i think 4lbs is really small) and grow up as a wonderful man (and you have a big part on he being a good man!) was he an only child? thanks for sharing grandma!
• United States
21 Jun 09
no after him I had five more four girls and the youngest a son but you see their father past away at a young age leaving me a young widow so the older children helped out alot I feel when things likes this happens it brings us closer together as a family my children are my everything and I think that helps that they had alot of love from me we could talk about any thing and it was like and still to this day like they were and are my best friend and we went to church and had god in our lifes
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
that's nice to hear that despite you being a young widow, your husband left you with 6 beautiful children! those are blessings from God and very nice that they grew up nice and that's all because of you...and God's guidance...i know your husband is happy and proud where ever he is that he had you as the mother of his children... so you didn't try having a second husband?
@hairypits (294)
21 Jun 09
My second pregnancy meant that I was in and out of hospital all the time for the last 11 weeks of the pregnancy. I had to go in every 48 hours and it could last anything from 3 hours to a 3 day stay, then when I had him we were in for a fortnight because it was the beginning of my being diagnosed with kidney disease and because I had my son early he was in the special care unit for 10 days. Then in January this year I had to go into hospital again for 3 days when they did investagative surgery on my kidneys which was a nightmare having to leave my kids in the hands of other people (they're 3 and 2 now) and I managed to get home literally 30 minutes before my eldest started his first day at school!! phew
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
aw! its another thing that brings worries to parents like you, that when you are hospitalized you think about your kids and your obligations to them which i think added a stress on you...but its nice of you that you manage to be there for your kid on the first day his school... so how are you now? i hope your kidney problem have been resolved... because i know that it is more difficult if the one who gets sick in the house is the mother...so i hope that you are totally okay now... thanks for sharing...
@sikat101 (149)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
My parents told me that I was confined as an infant due to amoebiasis. Scary thought. I can't remember it. Since then, I have never admitted to the hospital. Thank God! Years ago, my mother figured in a vehicular accident and underwent brain surgery to remove some clot. It was a stressful situation. We had to look after her in the critical care unit and cannot leave her because she appeared disoriented and wanted to go home.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
oh, that's sad...so how's your mom now? is she totally recovered? i know how stressful your situation then and really hurts to see our loved ones in such a situation in the hospitals... thanks for sharing sikat...
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
I got hospitalized before due to fever, but that wasnt the plan, i was sick at the boarding house and that night my temp went uo to 40 that i was chilling already. My roommate got really worried that she took me to the hospital and called my mom who happens to be 2 hours away from the city. my roommate got all panicked that she have to bring me to the hospital. Right now, im lucky to have this medical assistance from the company im working, benefits includes our dependents. 3 years ago, my son had brocho pheumonia and got hospitalized for 10 days, we had a PHP 46K bill covered on insurance. had i not have insurance, i dont know where else to go to get that kind of money in 10 days. Even the fact that we have medical assistance, i would still choose not to get sick for that matter. Even if u can have medical check up for free. It still pays to be healthy.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
good that companies are offering medical insurance and its really a big help. 46K is quite a huge amount and yes not easy to find...so how's your child now? i hope that he's already okay...i know that aside from the money, parents like you worries more about the life &health of their children more than anything else... aside from that insurance you're having do you have an account on Philhealth? that's the only one that we have since we're not working for a company... you are right that it pays to be healthy and nowadays its really "health is wealth!" thanks for sharing daryljane...
@RieRie (822)
1 Jul 09
I've been in hospital recently for 5 days and this is the only time I've ever been to hospital that I remember. I think it might even have been the first time I saw a doctor since I was about 7 (I'm 27 now). I had to have an operation and I was scared, luckily I live in England so it didn't cost me anything. I didn't like it and apart from the day I had my operation (as I was kind of out of it most that day) I just wanted to go home, I could hardly sleep and if I needed to go to the toilet I had to wait for a nurse. I think it's better if you can get up and walk about, but I'd broken my leg, so not only was I confined to the hospital, I was confined to the bed. They didn't allow visitors until the evening and then they could only stay for about half an hour, it was horrible and I hope I never have to stay in hospital again.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
oh sorry to hear that...well everybody doesn't want to be confined in the hospital...aside from being so boring, its a bad feeling that sometimes even the easiest thing they will not allow us to do... good that it doesn't cost you a anything there...coz for some hospital bills is another problem.... by the way, what happened that you broke your leg?
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@RieRie (822)
5 Jul 09
Thanks. I broke it because it was a very cold day, we'd had ice most of the week and there's people doing a car wash by my house. They hadn't put any grit down so I slipped on the ice they'd created and couldn't steady myself, I landed on a concrete pavement and broke both bones in my leg, I'm just glad it was only one leg, it could have been worse.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
oh my...that's bad...i hope other people should be responsible enough when doing anything so that they didn't harm anyone...so how are you now? are you completely okay? does it not damage your walking ability?
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
Yes when i was teenager i have this really nasty migraine, starts with something bothering on my eyesight, then my hands go numb and cold, pain starts on my right or left eye then spreads throughout my head, pain becomes unbearable when i am in a bright room or area so all lights are turned off and curtains are down, only candles wew more like a vampire disease hehe, i have been confined almost once a month. . . 2 days recovery at the hospital then another 2 days at home, thanks God now im OK ^^v no more migraines for almost 8 years till now. ^^ Phew....
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
oh i see, thanks God that you are ok now and never been in the hospital again?
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
Yep that was the last, never been confined to the hospital after that. . . hope it won't come back coz it's hell T-T,
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
Yup! I've hospitalized in a government hospital in that is a worst experience being hospitalized in government hospital. I hope the government must do something improves government hospital. They are not treated patient well, instead provide poor services. Lack of medicines and other apparatus or equipment to cure patient.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
OH! that was sad... we also have some experiences in government hospital but not all are bad...\ we get good service from the hospital that we went through but yes i agree there are some government hospital that are giving very bad service and even staff that are so...i don't know! i also wish and hope for the improvements in the government hospitals and i hope that government will give good budget to them. being hospitalized in a private hospital is really expensive and that's why people with no such amount of money always need the help of this government hospitals... thanks for sharing aerous...
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
I got confined in the hospital 6 years back due to Dengue (mosquito bite). I had on and off fever for 5 days straight, until I decided to go to the hospital to have a checkup. Right there and then after the results came in, the doctor said I need to be confined because I got Dengue, 2nd stage. It was a bit scary alright.. I was confined for 6 days.. Had my blood taken every 4 hours to check my number of platelets.. I even haven't had shower for 5 days.. Lol So yea, I never liked staying at the hospital.. Though sometimes we needed to be there to get better..
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
23 Jun 09
hello smooch! dengue is really dangerous and puts many people to the hospital...good that you survived it... you are right...being in the hospital is something that we don't want but sometimes we just have to be there to make things better for us... thanks for sharing smooch...
@flyisky (196)
• China
21 Jun 09
In my memory, I and my parents haven`t confined to hospital. Thanks to our healthy body, and we can do whatever we want to. I know that stay in the hospital is so expansive that no every family can aford it, at least my family. Therefore, we do know the importance of exercise. Just keep exercising, and the reward is huge enough to enjoy every single day. Have a wonderful day.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
hi flyisky! thanks for participation here and i'm glad to hear that no one in your family has been confined in the hospital...that's really a blessing. i know how important exercise is in our life that's hy we are trying to have it in our daily life...but there are just some things that are unexpected...
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
21 Jun 09
Yes, I have but it has been a long time since I've been in that spot. It is not a pleasant place to be. Even when the staff are very friendly and good....no one likes being stuck in a place like that. I try to avoid hospitals as much as possible. Of course there are good reasons to go and visit or even be there...the maternity ward is for the most part a pretty happy place.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
oh yes, at maternity ward its nice to see new lives and new moms... aside from that place in the hospital no more other is nice to see there, i can't stand looking at other patients who suffers from different diseases and illness...i don't like the emergency rooms...
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
well i have been confined before when i was young. i was always sick then. There is really nothing wrong on being confined. but what i hate is people always visiting me. When your in the hospital, you are there to rest and to entertain other people
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
ah ok, you got your point...you're in the hospital to rest and not to entertain other people...but don't you think that those people who visited you there are those people who are concern about you? but anyway, its you. maybe if you have the money and everything there would be no problem about being confined in the hospital...but if were there and you don't have enough money...then i i think it will be a problem...i think.. thanks jopak for sharing...
• Peru
21 Jun 09
i never was hospitalized tankyou for god , but i listen that that you eat is not very good
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
well its good that you never been hospitalized... well foods in the hospital differs...there are some who have good foods and there are some that is not. but i believe hospitals just give foods that are needed by the patients...
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
Thank God that I have never been hospitalized in my entire life. This is one blessing that I consider the most precious. My mother had been hospitalized twice. One was when she had kidney infection and the other one was when her toes were dislocated due to a fall. It is hard when one member of the family is hospitalized but even harder if it is you yourself.It may be ok for members of the family to be with you at the hospital, but I think I would feel guilty that I have taken their precious time by being with me. And besides, it is expensive to get sick.
@saki13 (95)
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
I have been confined once, and I didn't like it. I feel really sad seeing so many sick people.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
yes and i think most people who are confined feel more sick when they saw more sick people around them...maybe its stress.
@bluerlyn (139)
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
not since i was born, but once if you of course count the time i gave birth. :)
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
ah okay, so when you gave birth was it a normal delivery or ceasarian? i think if its a normal delivery its just need maybe a day or two stayed in the hospital?
@lolislol (82)
• Finland
20 Jun 09
I've never been confined and i am also really thankful for that, i've been pretty careful my whole life, actually.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
that's good for you and believe me, no one will want to be confine in the hospital... its nice that you are careful with your life... thanks lolislol! have a nice day!
• Malaysia
20 Jun 09
I have never been admitted into the hospital before nor been confined.Hopefully I will never be confined in the hospital.I am phobia of hospital and I don't know why I am so.Maybe because of the environment which made me feel a little uneasy everytime I am inside a hospital.Partly I have the mind set of how scary the place can be at night time when the lights are off and we might see and extra friend around.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
oh yes...i also have the same feeling on hospital especially at night! hehehe. i remember in one of the hospitals where my mom being confined, its a big hospital and i even get lost inside...and i just find myself walking in the area that is very silent and seems that no one is going there...i am afraid that time and wants to run back...but thanks God i don't see anything there but really i feel scared and a little nervous...
@isawu2 (97)
• Canada
20 Jun 09
I was confined to a hospital for 2 months two different times last year it was very hard on my family as my daughter couldn't cope with school and my husband had to take time off of work due to stress which caused more stress financially. During that time we had planned our Wedding also so throw that into the mix and everyone had stress. But with the help of extended family, friends and our church we were able to survive. I spent a lot of time writing in the hospital about life in general and a autobiography of sorts just to remind myself that even though life was rough being confined to the hospital almost 24/7 it was better than dying and not being alive.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
hi isawu, what happened to you that you were confined in the hospital for that long? its true that its really stressful to have someone in the hospital and sacrifices are needed. good to hear that your family, friends and even church are there to support you and your family and that is really overwhelming and really a big help! i admire you for your courage and for your thought about life and how you positively handle your situation... thanks for sharing friend and i hope that you will never be confined again in the hospital...
@simonelee (2718)
• China
31 Jul 09
(thinking)the last time was when i was bitten by our own dog. I was only 2 or 3 years of age and they have to strap me everytime my physicians comes in and to receive my several shots for antirabies.lol I Don't like the idea to be confine because i have a trauma when it comes to needles. 2 years ago, when i had a gastro problem my physician called up early and adviced my mom that i sould be confine, i rushed back to my room and lucked the door and told them that i'm okay.lol due to that i was forced to attend class even though i'm not yet okay . I hate IV's and injections.... but i do love doing it to other patients.haahahahahaha! peace!=P