Dawn, with the meds they give me, I usually sleep a lot in the hospital. Of course, I'm always post-op and getting a lot of pain medication. I'm glad you have your computer available; when you get sick of daytime TV (that should take about
ten minutes) you can surf the internet. Since you know when your pain starts, ask for the medication an hour and a half before. And don't ask for it in an hour, tell them you need it now. Since it will take 30-45 minutes for them to get to you with it, that will give it time to work before the pain starts.
Ugh, I'm sorry you have to share a room. It seems all of the hospitals here have gone to only private rooms. It's really nice, because I would never rest in a room with a stranger. I hope you get an empty bed for a room mate soon.
Feel better, and try to get some rest.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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