Old 06-11-19, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
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Don't rush. This is what my father did to get out of the ICU. Had a very serious infection and push/proded his way. Only, to arrive back home and die a week later.

You're surrounded by specialists in the country with some of the best medical care (if you can afford it), so why rush? As soon as leave, that won't be the case and symptoms will be detected much too late.

Just chill out, read a book or two, and enjoy the time. I'd fight to stay IN and confirm that everything is perfect before going.

It's not a prison, the nurses are cute (at least here) and it could extend your life to stay.

What are you really rushing home to anyway? Even the food was great when my daughter was in the NICU.
I needed to get out of ICU to get to the regular Trauma facility. ICU is for the emergency procedures to get the patient stabilized. You can't get out of that bed let alone up and about, it's pretty unpleasant when you're stable and they probably need the resources for someone.

The hospital is better but still restrictive - I need to be active, get back to work etc, which I am today ... but no bike commute so I'll stop whining about it on the commuting thread.
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