How do you feel post-admission?

I was wondering how others felt and coped after coming out of hospital?

I've recently been discharged - I wasn't in for asthma this time, but the same feelings are creeping up on me and I'm finding it really hard. I was wondering if this was normal.

I feel very weepy, very unsettled, restless, I can't concentrate on much, tired but not sleeping, a sense of fear but not sure what of - I've had these feelings after admissions in the past so I know I can get through it, but at the moment it feels like I can't do anything and I feel pretty useless.

The hospital and doctors worry about making sure you have meds and can physically and medically cope but there has never been a concern on discharge on how you'll cope mentally, whether you have someone to visit (nope :( ) or to talk to (nope :( ) - I feel there's a sense that if you're medically cleared it's assumed all's okay, but however short your hospital stay it does interrupt your life and have some affect on you which you're left to deal with without it being acknowledged.

Maybe it's just me...

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  • Hi Ratty,

    ive had alot of asthma probs last 3 months and not a lot of good days,

    did make me feel like my tummy wouldnt settle and all nervy inside.

    Felt shakey due to meds but had a feeling like my blood went hot and scared.

    Never had it before and did wonder what was happening ,couldnt settle and a woried feeling,and im not like that ,im realy laid back and dont realy worry at all.

    Im ok now and hope not feel like that again.

    love Glynis xxxx

    edit- not had a hospital stay over this year so far but lots of visits xxx

  • Usually mixed feelings glad to get home. Then upset and annoyed as can't do anything, as usually still very breathless. Then i get really frustrated if I gotta get readmitted.

  • Usually mixed feelings glad to get home. Then upset and annoyed as can't do anything, as usually still very breathless. Then i get really frustrated if I gotta get readmitted.

  • I have been in hospital for different operations in recent years (not asthma) and I always come out on a bit of a 'high'. Then I sleep for days. I also find myself missing hospital food and wondering what's happened to the other patients I've met.

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