There’s Other Noise In Hospitals Than Just Alarms That Keep People Up

My most recent (unintended) stint in the hospital was full of craziness I had not encountered with past hospital stays (at least not to this degree). After my early discharge from the trauma center (against the recommendations of the lung doctor that was treating me & to my own personal chagrin), I went back that same night, a few hours later. I was so much worse for wear. My pain was not controlled, I had not slept much at all the prior 4 days, & I did not have enough oxygen support at home.  Luckily, my second stint (what they call a readmission) was at the hospital close to my house where most of my doctors have offices & where I asked to go to first but was told I couldn’t because they said it wasn’t a trauma center.  I received much better care.

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