fear of hospitals
February 17, 2007 12:12am CST
How many people are afraid to be patients in hospitals? I'm one. One reason is because I personally know an anestheseologist who's addicted to crack cocaine. His best friend died last year from a crack overdose. He said they were in his room getting high when there was a knock on the door. So the friend was scared and swallowed the crack and died. He's a friend of my brother who's also addicted to crack and when by brother asked him to come by to get some crack together, Manny told him no because he'd just lost his best friend to that. That denial lasted a good two months and now he's back on it. And just think if you were in surgery and Manny was adminstering drugs to you to go through surgery; you might not wake up.
17 Feb 07
I am use to hospitals but when I got admitted last time for my first time in 20 some year I paniced....it was a sence of loosing ones ability for idependence and choice. It was like I had no rights for I was a paitent and what I do is always wrong. I could not wait to get out of there and I hope never to get admitted for another 20 some years.
• United States
17 Feb 07
The last time I went into the hospital I was put on bedrest and had to attempt to defecate on the tiny plastic bed pan. And I also had a catheter in my bladder. After I was dismissed I was given the wrong prescriptions. About six months later the doctor wanted to admit me again and I totally refused and told him that I didn't want to be mistreated anymore. And also, Island, I don't ever want to be a hospital patient ever again.