First off, let me set the stage here. I do not work in a hospital and I have only been in a hospital three times in my entire life. But I am going to go into a bit of detail here explaining why the hospital is not a place for reclaiming your health.
I used to put people in the hospital by getting a judge to approve pick up orders. The police would find people, handcuff them and take them to the ER for an emergency psychological assessment. They were usually admitted in the psych ward because I knew they truly needed to be in a safe place.
I did not take this process lightly. I rarely did it. I worked very hard talking with my clients at length to help them stay out of the hospital. I hoped to convey to them that there were other ways to feel better about themselves and to generally feel better. It's not an easy spot to be in. It is a struggle.
I remember watching one of my clients try to cut her wrists with a plastic spoon because she was so frustrated. I was sitting in her hospital room watching her express herself in the only way she could at the moment. Imagine being stuck in a room with nothing else to do but sit on a bed and get lost in your own negative thoughts. Visitors are once in a while and current staff just want to hand you some pills or set a food tray in front of you. You are a number to them because hopefully you are discharged in a matter of days. There is no point getting to know someone who will be gone and a new body will be taking up space in that bed or room.
It's just a temporary holding tank. I'm not saying this to offend people. I understand emergencies come up. When there is a need for trauma care, stitches, surgeries or other modes of stabilization, it is crucial.
Nowadays, I hear hospitalists monitor your progress while you are an inpatient. Your own regular doctor has very little to do with your care at the time. After a few hours at the emergency room, instructions are given to immediately follow up with your primary physician. This is good advice.
I have accompanied friends and family members to the hospital. The goal is always to be supportive, get some answers and help them get out of there as quickly as possible.
After being discharged, the real work begins.
There's nothing wrong with that. It make sense. You are the only person responsible for your health. We, health care providers, are assistants to guide you. You do the work that makes the difference.
But our current state of chaos right now has shown how we've dropped the ball. We have put too many expectations on our hospitals. Calling health care workers "essential" is very honorable, but they are working too hard on problems that started festering decades ago. We are assuming they can perform miracles on bodies that are barely functional.
Currently, we are aware people with co-morbidities are not responding to last resort measures. This is tragic. It is heart breaking for grieving family members. But it is shameful that society has encouraged people to ignore failing health. We actually call failing health "healthy."
Allow me to unpack this last statement. Last resort treatments are noble but tissues that are deranged with fibrosis, full of inflammation and toxins, will not have any fight left. We've implemented a new type of test in order to put the blame on a pathogen that has not been studied with any type of consistency. It is a scapegoat so we can ignore the real reason people are sick.
The hospitals ignore a very important factor in poor health. They don't have time to delve into people's histories of the toxic overload that damages the body. They write prescriptions that are not antidotes to the current poisons trapped in their tissues. Toxic overload is not a topic of conversation during a hospital stay.
To sum it all up, you cannot reclaim your health while in a hospital. The hospital staff will address the most extreme condition that could cause your immediate death. That is their focus. If your tissue resiliency is adequate enough, you will survive the episode.
When you get back home, your health choices will be very important. Your progress depends on what you do moving forward.
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