Losing my freaking mind here

  1. OMG, I JUST CAN'T TAKE ANYMORE.......

    This is now my 66th day on bed rest and my 24th day in the hospital. Please excuse me while I rant:

    The food here is bad bad bad.

    The bed is uncomfortable.

    My pillowcases keep slipping off of these stupid plastic pillows.

    I miss my home, my husband, and my kids.

    I'm tired of being tethered to the damn IV pole.

    I look like a junkie from all the needle marks in my arms.

    I am so tired of peeing in the toilet hat.

    And I am so sorry to be a bad patient, I really am, but the next person who just walks in this hospital room without knocking (or worse yet, who walks in the room first and then knocks) or who pokes me with a needle and doesn't get every stupid tube of blood they need at one time......well, they may just have to die.

    I will be going straight from L&D to the psych floor at this hospital I'm sure. I seriously feel like I am teetering on the edge of sanity here.............................................. ................................................
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   RNonsense
    awwwww...big hugs to you. Wish I could say something to make you feel better!


    ...ya want us to dance or sing or something?
  4. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by RNLou
    I will be going straight from L&D to the psych floor at this hospital I'm sure. I seriously feel like I am teetering on the edge of sanity here.............................................. ................................................
    I'm sorry you are going through this RNLou. Please hang in there Do you have any good books?

    24 days is a long time
  5. by   fab4fan
    Awww, Lou...I feel for you; believe me, you know I can understand.

    When I'm finished with it, I'll send you my walker, then you can use it to bean the next person that irritates you (mine's a little dented from hitting some thick skulls, but it still gets the job done).
  6. by   jnette
    I would be lying to say I know how you feel. I don't. I don't WANT to. But I do feel FOR you, dear Lou. And I send BIG HUGS your way. Feel that?

    What would you go through to save your infant's life ? Would you swim the ocean? Would you walk thru the fire? You are doing this now, and more. This WILL come to an end, and the babe will thank you for it.
    I wish you strength. I wish you endurance. I wish you comfort and peace.

    And a good meal and lots of fluffy pillows !!! We're here for you, Friend. Vent all you need. ((( )))
  7. by   CountrifiedRN
    So sorry for what you are going through. Rant away!

    I had to be on 6 weeks of bedrest with my first pregnancy, just a short time compared to what you are going through, but I can sympathize somewhat.

    Just remember that this is temporary, and in the end you will have a beautiful little girl or boy to make up for your suffering!

    ((((RNou))))
  8. by   Lausana
    (((Lou))) Hang in there! ...how about starting a new countdown to delivery day
  9. by   cactus wren
    (((((( LOU))))

    So sorry, you just go ahead and rant....you are the best trooper I`ve ever seen....I`d have been in 4 point restraints weeks ago....Have hubby bring you your fav pillow from home, with a decent pillowcase....send him out for food, or are you on resticted diet?? (Sorry..ICU nurse, not Ob)...or order delivery....Come here and let it all out...And keep repeating...it is all worth it, it is, it is, it is....


    Tell Gage( love that name, btw) He has lots of Allnurses pulling for you both...
  10. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by jnette
    I would be lying to say I know how you feel. I don't. I don't WANT to. But I do feel FOR you, dear Lou. And I send BIG HUGS your way. Feel that?

    What would you go through to save your infant's life ? Would you swim the ocean? Would you walk thru the fire? You are doing this now, and more. This WILL come to an end, and the babe will thank you for it.
    I wish you strength. I wish you endurance. I wish you comfort and peace.

    And a good meal and lots of fluffy pillows !!! We're here for you, Friend. Vent all you need. ((( )))
    I'm sure it's uncomfortable for you-but consider the alternative.Many women never even make it to where you are at this moment...You can read,cyber,cross stitch something for the baby's room.....and give thanks for every minute that you continue to lie there...Good luck with your pregnancy...I hope you have a wonderful and healthy baby
  11. by   cpgrn
    So sorry that you are so cooped up. Must be like mega cabin fever - can't imagine. You are doing the best thing you can do for little Gage - hope to here that he is born healthy soon. Hang in there a little while longer - you are doing such a good job right now!
  12. by   NurseShell
    Lou!!! I'm sorry you have to go through this (I won't give you the speech I'm sure you've heard too many times about the baby's health, yada, yada, yada) one can only take SO MUCH!!

    Would it be possible for your hubby to bring you a "real pillow" from home?

    do they have you on an air mattress or an egg crate?? something tomake you cozy???? If not...DEMAND it!!!

    You say the food is yucky...can anyone bring you something yummy? anything? If I was nearby I'd do it!!!!
  13. by   hapeewendy
    youre allowed to be as miserable as you want! I wish there was something I could do to make ya feel better, but I figure strippers in the hospital are wayyyyyyyyyyyyy inappropriate so my good vibes and thoughts will have to do!

    just think of when ur gonna have your lovely baby in your arms , that has to help the cabin fever just a teensy bit ...

    rootin for ya!
  14. by   Hidi74
    Hey you could always write a book on bed rest.....funny or not funny......might help ya cope....Might help other women who have to thru it?????? I know if I ever had to do that, I would love to have a book of all the pointers and such??????

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