Thursday, January 19, 2012
I feel Like I was held PRISONER at the HOSPITAL following the surgery for the hysterectomy. They locked me in a room. The door was not officially locked, but I had no way to open it due to being weak from the blood loss, surgery, complicated by Multiple sclerosis, and being tied down by the foley, leg massagers, and IV.
I had no call light. I could not reach the light cord. They left me DELIBERATELY IN THE DARK ROOM BECAUSE I WAS CRYING IN PAIN. They wouldn't treat the pain either. I could feel all the cuts made to take out my uterus. I could feel every incision. Honestly, it feels like your guts are ripped out. I couldn't help but to cry. That made me a bad patient. It felt like they deliberately placed things so I could not get the help I needed.
I was so helplessly weak like a babY SINCE I JUST HAD MAJOR SURGERY. If I moved I risked pulling out the folley which I could not reach that hung on the side of the bed. Across the other side was the IV. My legs where held down by the massaging thingies. I couldn't sit up on my own due to all the pain that ripped across my body with any movement. It hurt constantly even laying still. Everything was placed so it was impossible for me to move. Both arms had IV's in them, but only one was hooked up. So the other arm hurt to move do to the large bore IV. I WAS TRAPPED !!!
ANY Movement caused pain or lack of it. They put me on my side propped up with pillows which increased the pain until eventually I blacked out. I could not reach the phone to call home. I DESPERATELY wanted my husband !!!
I couldn't call anyone due to them not placing things where I needed them. The water was out of reach. I was so thirsty. I was SCARED laying in the dark, feeling the unrelenting pain, crying out for help. They locked me in to silence me. It was so scary dark. I heard the nurses talking to close the door because I couldn't stop crying. To turn off the lights. They said I would eventually fall asleep.
Now I can't sleep at night, afraid of the dark. When I close my eyes all I see is the images of what they did to me. I feel tortured, scared even at home. The horrible memories don't go away. I get panicky, it feels like the dark is closing in on me.
Why would the hospital do this to me. Why?
I wasn't afraid of the dark until the hospitalization. They did it to me. Now I can't sleep until exhaustion hits. Not a regular I have been up all day, but I have been up at least 24 hours. I feels so tortured mentally from them.
How is it the hospital can treat people like this in this day and age?
Why are hospitals so bad? I pray that I never have to go back unless I am dead. I am so totally scared of hospitals now and the power they have over the patient. Violating there rights.