Recently I had to have a day procedure. When I woke from surgery I had quite a severe amount of swelling. The nurse in Recovery was quite concerned and spoke to the Anaesthetist and the Surgeon and both felt that I would be best kept in hospital overnight. I was very thankful for this.
I spent the following night in a 4 bed ward with 2 elderly, confused, agitated ladies. I spent the night running up and down to the nurses station in an effort to prevent these two ladies from falling and injuring themselves. This, along with the yelling and agitation of one of the ladies kept me awake all night. After several hours of arguing with her the nursing staff moved the woman's bed down to near the nurses station so that they could keep an eye on her. I found it very exhausting. I thought that this could have been handled better for the sake of the other patients in the room.
Fortunately the next night the room was quieter.
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