scared of hospitals...

Philippines
April 19, 2010 10:33am CST
I've been scared of hospitals and as much as possible i'd rather not be in there if i could help it.. My dad's brother died in a particular hospital and at the same hospital, my dad died too.. just a few hours ago, we went to the same hospital because one of our good aunt was confined in the ICU.. i kind of worry that she might meet the same fate as my dad and uncle but i'm pretty much hoping for a better result... although i know she is in professional hands,.. i can't seem to settle down and feel relieved... hospitals are really terrifying...
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@megamatt (14341)
• United States
20 Apr 10
I absolutely hate hospitals to be honest with you. Even visiting people in a hospital is something that I only reluctantly do. Just to be surrounding by all of those sick or worse people can be a downer. Granted, you would not associate a hospital with sunshine and happiness but it can be extremely depressing to be in one for sure. I just am glad I was never sick enough to be in one. The only time I really went to a hospital was when I had split my head open. The issue was forced needless to say, as I had to get stitches. So yeah, not a very pleasant experience. I have talked to people who have gone and I think the really terrifying part is the bill. I am shocked that more people don't get put back in the hospital from having a heart attack after seeing the bill. So regardless, not a big fan of hospitals. I am not really a big fan of going to a doctor either. They are useless most of the time, with some exceptions. All they tend to do in my experiences is keep you there for a couple of hours and end up coming to the brilliant conclusion that you need medication, before sending you another bill. Then again, glad I am a healthy person that does not have to go to these places very rarely if at all.
@maxilimian (3005)
• South Korea
20 Apr 10
Hi jd107nette! It's a trauma, if one of our relatives have a bad experience on hospital,while they are the one we love very much, it's hard to get rid the hospital trauma ... i do have the same experience, even i sometimes didn't want to go to a physician if i suffer from sick, usually when i can't stand for a long time from the illness i then force to go to physician ... i don't like the smell of the hospital, and it seems a lot of bad negative energy in there ...
@markleob (1904)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
well, that is normal knowing you had bad experiences in that hospital. just pray you aunt wont follow them..
@jazzbabe (166)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
I understand where you're coming from. I believe it's not just you who feel the same.:) I work in a hospital and most of my days I spend there. Just think of people who got well after they were confined. Maybe hospitals are not so terrifying afterall..:) There are people who got well, it's a place where childbirths are mostly done and a lot of other good stuffs happening too.:) I hope you overcome your fear of hospitals or shall I call it 'Nosocomephobia'..:)
@callarse1 (4809)
• United States
20 Apr 10
Particular hospital? Are you sure you don't mean private? What I've learned so far, you really have to know their rep before going there. Research it if you can. Pick the surgeon, make sure you know exactly what will be done, if your insurance will cover it, etc. Really, it's just a little preparation, right? Not sure how it goes in your city. Make sure to get a copy of the bill, too. That way you can review the charges. Hospitals aren't the happiest places. I'll pray for your auntie. Please pray for all your brothers and sisters (under Christ the Lord) so that everyone else feels better, too. God bless you!
@jpso138 (7838)
• Philippines
20 Apr 10
Well, I think it is perfectly normal for you to feel this way considering the previous circumstances that you have experienced with the hospital. But I am sure that the hospital staff are doing there best to give care to your aunt. I hope she gets well soon.
• Indonesia
20 Apr 10
Yes, I know how you feel. Hospitals are scary. But you have to calm down, your aunt is with professional paramedics, they know what they are doing. Instead of being worried, why not try to visit your own more often, bring her the food she likes (if you are allowed to) and pray so she can get well soon. The same thing happen to me. I had a very difficult labour and it was actually the birthing room that made me feel so. Even know it's still haunting my mind.
@nehmer (609)
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
im scared of going to the hospital because their are many sick people there and there are people who shouts mainly because they lost their love one their.. its hard. to make sleep there..
@yresh12 (3222)
• Philippines
19 Apr 10
Hello jd!! That must be pretty tragic to you.. Who wouldn't be scared of hospitals? When you know that someone really important to you is in danger.
• United States
19 Apr 10
It makes sense that you would feel worried about your aunt this way... but, do you know the facts surrounding her condition? Do the doctors give her a good chance of recovering? Don't let you old memories and worries take the place of facts. I hope that you find peace and that your aunt is doing better soon!
@salja1 (49)
• Trinidad And Tobago
19 Apr 10
I understand and agree with you, hospitals are terrifying, I have lost a few family members there too. A twist on it all though, I've gained quite a few family members at the hospital too, very happy occasions. Its a great place to be with the best people around in time of need. I hope all goes well for your aunt.
• Norway
19 Apr 10
I know what you mean... i'm sorry to hear, just keep in mind that the hospitals are there to help yoú=) In my opinion, i think hospitals are upsetting too because you see all these people who are sick and need help. In some hospitals its not too obvious but some make it very dark ang gloomy in there.. anyways.. Hope your aunt gets well soon! take care!
• United States
19 Apr 10
It is completely understandable for you to be nervous about it. I would be too if I had the history at the hospital like you've had. Maybe you could try to write her a letter while you wait? That always helps me to sort out my worries and helps me feel better. Keep us posted, okay?