hospitals suck. i have been through a lot recently and the more i deal with hospitals as a patient, the less i like them. like, i have a small collection of admittance armbands from all the recent trips and surgeries. well i went in Tuesday for another operation, but the hospital said that they would refuse to admit me if i did not remove these bands. said it was their policy. i asked for the policy, and the lady at the desk said she didn't have time for me to read policy. that's when i told her i could keep them on. i walked out, strolled down to the ER, asked a nurse for 4 pieces of tape, and went back. i taped over the arm bands. she refused until i got help from a nurse doing paperwork. (after i checked in, and the entire 2 days in the hospital, no one, not one person ever looked at that armband.) i went in for outpatient surgery. but after i woke up, they told me i was staying overnight for observation despite nothing being wrong with me. the things i had at home that i needed, i could not get from the hospital; they said they had to get approval from the surgeon for me to use the stuff. he has no idea what i do at home, he's not my primary doctor. like i have to take a certain drug before i can eat so that it absorbs phosphorous. well, because they would not give any to me , i missed two meals. and that was after not eating the day before surgery. it was like every thing i asked for needed a committee's approval and a waiting period. same for when i was discharged. The doc cleared me at 9 a.m. today; the nurse did not remove my I-V and discharge me until after 2 p.m. because of them, i did not get home until after 6 p.m. because the person bringing me home -my sister- had to bail on me until she took care of other things. it's like hospitals don't really have any motivation to treat people above the ranks of cattle.