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Conichiwa! I'm back! Sorry it took so long for me to post again, but just recently I had a fire incident. Me and ma went to the hospital. Which brings me to my next subject: Does anyone besides me hate hospitals?

[color=DarkGreen][b][size=1]I changed the title of your thread, as it wasn't really relevant to the subject, and people were mistaking it for a n00by intro thread. Hope you don't mind.
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I'm mot a big fan neither. I had a couple experiences where I was next to some one who was going to die soon it was depressing :animedepr.
But if I needed that treatment of any sort thats probably where I want to be. :animeswea

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[QUOTE=aizima]Conichiwa! I'm back! Sorry it took so long for me to post again, but just recently I had a fire incident. Me and ma went to the hospital. Which brings me to my next subject: Does anyone besides me hate hospitals?

[color=DarkGreen][b][size=1]I changed the title of your thread, as it wasn't really relevant to the subject, and people were mistaking it for a n00by intro thread. Hope you don't mind.
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[/right][/QUOTE][COLOR=Indigo]They certainly aren?t my favorite place, but I can?t say that I hate them. I?ve been in them myself when I?ve been sick, I?ve seen loved ones die and I?ve seen others recover from sickness that use to kill before modern medicine gave us the means to successfully treat them.

So I guess I would have to say that though I hate being in one, I do not hate the actual hospital. In fact I shudder to think what life would be like without them. [/COLOR]

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well I don't like hosptials either, I try to advoid them at all possible costs. In fact a new study that just came out said that the average ER room for the United States doesn't rate any better than a C-. If the Us were to have a major problem or a national emergency the ER rooms would never be equipt for it. Of course the blame it on the lack of money...so yeah...I will try to advoid them at all possible...it ridiclous what they do....oh well.

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I really hate hospitals. I myself have been to the ER twice. And I spent 5 hours over the holidays in an ER with my mom. I tend to think of all the sickness and death that occurs in hospitals. They smell funny and I used to volunteer in one so now I am sad when I hear a Code Blue. The only good thing about a hospital is all the new life and all the lives saved. I too have had people die in hospitals. I try to avoid going at all.

Glad to hear you are okay though. :catgirl:

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[size=1]I can't say I love hospitals - they're not a fun place to hang out or anything, but I really respect what happens in there. I heavily appreciate modern medicine, how many lives are saved there. It gives me a twinge of sadness when I think of the lives that pass away into the abyss in there, and I highly respect doctors, surgeons in particular.[/size]

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[quote name='sweetie_rei']well I don't like hosptials either, I try to advoid them at all possible costs. [/quote]
I hope you stay healthy ? forever.
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In fact a new study that just came out said that the average ER room for the United States doesn't rate any better than a C-. [/QUOTE]

HAHA! This is the biggest load of **** I?ve read all day! I mean, I?m not one to flame, but if the United States is getting a C-?. what exactly is getting an ?A?? Can you even support this broad, fallacious claim with any sort of quantitative evidence?

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If the Us were to have a major problem or a national emergency the ER rooms would never be equipt for it. Of course the blame it on the lack of money...so yeah...I will try to advoid them at all possible...it ridiclous what they do....oh well.[/QUOTE]

What? It?s not an issue of money at all. The reason Emergency Rooms are full is because of a few things that I?ve seen first hand:
1) On the first couple shifts, on average, half the emergency room might be filled with patients who [b]don?t[/b] have an ?emergency?. People simply are ill-informed when they could simply arrange an appointment with their dentist, family doctor, specialist, or clinic to take care of their trivial problems. By law, however, everyone is treated with equal care and concern when they come to the emergency room- so long waits for the people who may really need help.
2) Drug seekers are quite common these days. ?I?m allergic to everything but Demerol.? It?s a big problem that has no easy solution because our legal system actually supports their habits! I?m not going to get into detail with this, however.

The healthcare in the US is the [i]best[/i] in the world. World Political leaders come to the US to have their checkups and surgeries. Our doctors are the best trained, and our technology sets the benchmark every year. Americans are able to live horribly unhealthy lives and still expect to live to ripe old ages! The privatized system not only is less expensive for the patient (hard to believe, but when it comes to specialized procedures- it pays off) but ensures rapid, comprehensive treatment to anyone. Take Detroit Receiving: 1/4th of the patients in the hospital are Canadians who have crossed the boarder and pay, without the benefit of local insurance, for procedures.

As for my personal opinion- I love hospitals. I work as a paramedic level emergency clinical support specialist (ER tech for short). That is, while I might hop on an ambulance or chopper for fun, I work (and prefer) within the department. I perform everything from ACLS, to blood draws, CPR, ECG?s, triage, etc. Every day I work I see amazing things being done in Emergency and amazing doctors and nurses who care for their patients. I value the work that I do now, and seeing it first-hand, I?m excited to become a surgeon. I mean, just over this last break I worked four shifts for a total of around 40 hours (*shrug*). Over the four shifts (two 12-hour, two 8-hour), I assisted with 13 ?codes? (short for code blue- roughly, it means cardiac arrest, but we?ll call a code whenever it looks like someone is circling the drain). 10 of those thirteen people are alive today. That?s 10 loved ones who would most certainly be dead if it weren?t for the amazing skill, dedication, and technology to save their lives. I attended a hip replacement surgery. This person is walking today. I watched a cardiac catheterization in which the gentleman had a nearly entire blockage of his left main coronary artery (it?s nicknamed ?the widow maker? because if it is totally blocked the heart loses two thirds of its blood supply). We wheeled him into emergency open heart surgery. He was discharged in time to celebrate the New Years with his wife and children. I was in the room with a 60-something year old gentleman who was chatting pleasantly with his wife. He suddenly began having difficulty catching a breath, complaining of a severe chest ?pressure?. He passed out and his heart went into an arrhythmia called ventricular fibrillation, where the muscle?s interrupted charge begins ?fluttering? the muscle (retroactive to any blood flow). Almost immediately we were able to defibrillate him, snapping him out of arrhythmia and back into consciousness. This man was able to continue his conversation not 5 minutes after cardiac arrest. I don?t know about you, but there?s nothing less than [i]miracles[/i] going on in that place. Sure, you can see horrible things there, but that?s the point. Hospitals are an emotionally extreme place- from the miracles of life and health, to the horrible tragedy of suffering and death. And the most terrible problems that you cannot handle, the extremely harshest and most violent bits of the human condition are always welcome to pass through our doors. Why? Because the people who work in healthcare give a damn.

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The worst memories in my life have been at hospitals. I'm way too familiar with them since I was always in and out when I was younger. I saw the people I loved die in hospitals and yeah, I don't like them....

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[quote name='IceRose']The worst memories in my life have been at hospitals. I'm way too familiar with them since I was always in and out when I was younger. I saw the people I loved die in hospitals and yeah, I don't like them....[/quote]

Ah yeah *raises hand* Same problem here.

But also my mom works in one. She's always telling me such sad stories about deaths in the hospital and what it's like there. It's really depressing to hear that sweet old man passed away or that someone died alone. I don't know, hearing about some of the workers too...I get really depressed. Some people, a lot of them it seems like, really don't care. I know plenty to but it just seems strange to think that people in a hospital could be so callous.

So, I don't like hospitals from my own experience and sometimes I get upset over some of the people who work in them. But I know a lot of the people who work in that field, almost all of them, really do care and I'm glad that hospitals are around. I just would rather not go to one unless it's serious.

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[SIZE=1]Interesting, most interesting.

Well I've both stayed and worked in hospitals, so I've been fortunate enough to see both sides of the coin. Like Retri and Drix I have great respect for those who work in hospitals as well as what life would be like without them, I mean as bad as people may feel in hospitals, society would be a heck of a lot worse without them. I've had the privilege of never losing a relative in a hospital, so perhaps I've never experienced the kind of dislike that might fester because of it, but I still maintain that hospitals themselves, while not being nice places to visits, are vital in their own right and people ought to be thankful they have decent hospital services[/SIZE].

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[SIZE=1]I don't mind them, I'm quite used to being in them xD But yeah, it can be scary if your next to someone who's about to die or something ...[/SIZE]

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And another thing is atleast in California that 1 hour in the ER is about 1300 dollers on average :animestun . So its one good thing to have insurance. :animesmil
I forget the cost for intermediate care was, but it was up there as well.

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i like hospitals. you get to see all of life in one building. so much joy, sorrow, precision, stress, grief,love, anger, and surprise takes place i just get a big emotional buzz. plus i'm from a medical family so i've always been around hospitals.

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[color=33333][font=trebuchet ms]Me mum's a nurse in the local ER... and Drix is right, you would not believe the morons who think they have an "emergency" and show up, wasting everyone's time (and space). I laugh when she tells us about the latest (nameless, faceless) woman who came in because her child had a cold, but inside I'm seething. Don't these people have anything better to do? Don't they watch television? If your otherwise healthy child has a cough and a runny nose, you go to the store and buy a bottle of cherry Robitussin. You do [i]not[/i] go to the emergency room.

Of course, my mom didn't take me to see a doctor until I'd had pneumonia for a [i]month[/i], so perhaps my family is the one with a skewed perspective. =]

I don't have anything against hospitals. I've never been to one for an extended length of time... for myself, anyway. (I did get stitches when I was very small, but I barely remember that.) Funnily enough, my time at hospitals mostly has to do with my sister--she broke her leg up pretty good one year, shattered her femur in a bicycle crash. She was ambulanced in, but my two brothers and I (19 mo, 8 yrs, and 12 yrs, respectively) had to wait in the waiting room forever--eventually my dad took us home, but I think he went back to the hospital after we were sleeping. Anyway, the sister unit wound up in traction for a long time (and in a full lower-body cast for even longer), so I spent a lot of time visiting her at the hospital that year.

I think she missed the first quarter of school. That bike crash was quite the landmark even for her.[/color][/font]

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i was in a psyche hospital a couple of months ago. it was ok cause my friend was my room mate other than that it was akward. there was kid who was psyco he was odd. :animedepr

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I spend a lot of time in medical facilities due to my bad health. I actually enjoy visiting with the staff since many of them I have cared for their pets during my work in vet med. ^_^ More than half of my family members are in the medical profession (I'm the odd duck who went into vet med. lol) and even my husband is an EMT. I've heard some crazy stories. :animeblus

I am very happy with the service I have received. Growing up a tomboy I was always getting hurt. Broken arm, broken ankle, lacerations, finger amputation...now chemotherapy...I have nothing but great respect for those who take care of all of us. I'm thankful that someone is there to fix me up when I do have an emergency!

As Lore mentioned before some of the things people think are emergencies are wacky! One of the "frequent fliers" I know about (he also had a cat so I saw him at the vet clinic) once called the ambulance because he picked a scab and it bled. As he was telling us (vet staff) about all of his "emergencies" I was wondering if someone who was having a heart attack or just got into a car accident was waiting for the next available medical transport while he was sucking up their time. In vet med working emergency means you get a few honest ones with lots of weird stuff like the 3am phone call to find out how to spell "labrador".

All and all I am very happy with the hospital in my hometown as well as the one I was flown too when I had my farm equipment accident. Yeah the hospital in my hometown wasn't equipt to deal with my injury, but they got me to a place that was. In our day and age we can be transported to facilities equipt to deal with certain conditions quickly.

I agree with Drix about those of you who avoid/hate going to the hospitals, hope you stay healthy forever!

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[FONT=Arial]I think the only time I've ever been in a hospital, other than going to visit people I knew who were in one, was when I was born. I'm kind of strange...I've never had any surgery, never broken an important bone (I'm pretty sure I broke my pinky finger twice, but I never really got a doctor's affirmation on that. Odd, it's hurting right now; o_O), never had a cavity (though it's a dental thing with no connections to a hospital). I did have to stay in an incubator when I was born, because I came a month early, though. I'm only fourteen, so I suppose I have plenty more time to be admitted to a hospital. Maybe the first time will be when I get my first baaaaby! In six to ten years, of course.

As far as just liking or disliking hospitals in general, they're amazing. I've only had one close relative die, and none others remotely close to death, so they really haven't done anything for me. But if a doctor can open up somebody, replace their heart with little error, and sew them back up without upchucking all food consumed in the past twelve hours, then they are some kind of great person.[/FONT]

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[COLOR=DarkOrchid][quote name='Retribution][size=1']I can't say I love hospitals - they're not a fun place to hang out or anything, but I really respect what happens in there.[/size][/quote]

When I was younger, like about 4 or 5, my cousin got hit by a car. I had to go call him for lunch, when I saw it all happen. I called my mom, and she called 911. So, I got to go in an ambulance. It was fun, but I think it was only fun because one of the people distracted me by asking me questions. Then I think I had fun in the hospital too... But, it was a long time ago.

But, now, I really don't like hospitals. We need them, but to me they smell weird, and the thought that people die in them, freak me out. I nearly threw up visiting one of my aunts, because my mom forced me to go. There was something with her knee, so she wasn't dying. Then it doesn't help with the fact that three of my relatives that seemed to be getting better died in them. Hours after visiting my uncle, he died.

Maybe I won't dislike them as much if instead of one of my relatives dying in one, if maybe someone close could have a baby that I could visit.[/COLOR]

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