Kiss...rest? In the hospital? What hospital were you in? If ever I need to be hospitalized again, I am going to that one. I slept probably fifteen hours during a ten day hospital stay. The noise was unbearable. They had placed some old man suffering from senility across the hall from me. He had his days and nights mixed up. All he did was holle
r for the nurse, all night long. They left his door open and said they couldn't close it because of some law that states a patient's door cannot be closed unless the patient requests it. OOOOk. He probably didn't know whether his door was open or closed. Once he was discharged a few days later...I thought..great, now some peace and quiet. No such luck. The first two roommates I had were wonderful, but, unfortunately for me, one was discharged after my first day in there and the second was only in for two days. The third and fourth roommates were from H***! Both should have been on the psycho ward. They eventually put roommate #3 on the psycho ward but roommate #4 was another senile patient who yelled all night. Needless to say, by that time, with my BP 210/110, I decided to raise some H*** myself. That is when they moved me to a private room. My BP returned to normal, my UC came somewhat under control and I was able to get some much needed Zzzzzz's.
Sweetie...they gave me Nexium while I was on prednisone to avoid my developing an upper gastric ulcer which does happen sometimes. When I went off the prednisone, I stopped the Nexium.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.