Hospital Horror Stories|"Crying Like A Baby"


If you read my blog regularly then you will know that I am currently in a wheelchair with chronic pain down my whole left side (blog post about that coming soon) and was in hospital for 5 months while they tried to discover what was wrong with me, well they didn't find out what was wrong with me but they did leave me with some pretty unbelievable stories so I thought I could share some of them on my blog.

This first story I'm going to share with you happened to me when I had been in the hospital for around 2 months.
Before I get fully into the story here is a little thing for you all to remember, my pain tends to flare up at night causing me to be unable to sleep, on top of that I can only lie in one position which is on my right hand side with my knees bent, so when I go for any kind of scan or examination I have to be fully sedated in order for the doctors to do what they have to do without making me worse.
So one particular night I was in so much pain I was unable to move and whenever I did move I would scream and cry in pain, this went on for around 3/4 hours and by the time I actually got from my wheelchair into my bed it was around 6am. So I got into bed at finally got to sleep at about 7.30am and around 2pm a doctor came into my room and woke me up, fair enough she had to wake me up because she had to see me before she finished work, but she came into my room turned on my lights and started to give me into trouble for being asleep, keep in mind at this point I didn't have my glasses on so I couldn't see a thing. So when I finally got my glasses on she came over to me and introduced herself to me and had the audacity to say to me "I heard from the nurses that you were up all night screaming and crying like a little baby" Baby!! How dare she come into a patients room and tell them they are "crying like a baby" I'm in a hospital! I'm clearly here because I'm in pain and I know she had read my notes because of the next thing she said to me. So after calling me a baby she then says "And I saw that you are getting an MRI Scan under sedation? Well no that will not be happening, the anaesthetic is for babies and young children who need it for serious operations not for girls who don't like MRI machines" By this point it was fully awake and furious, I explained to her that 1. I was up all night screaming like "a baby" because her and the other doctors in the hospital are failing at there job and they don't know how to stop me from being in pain, and 2. The reason for me getting sedated is because they tried to scan me a few weeks previously and they made me worse and if she looked in my notes properly like she should have then she would have seen that I have had multiple MRI's before for a different condition and I was fully awake. I will admit at this point that I did shout at her but she had no right to speak to me the way she did. After me saying all of that to her she was asking me questions like "do you not want me to try to help you?" "do you not want to get better?" and "so you want to take the anaesthetic away from a baby that needs it more than you do?" (and this is just a few of the things she said) but I just kept looking away from her and ignoring her when eventually I just said to her "I'm a minor and I don't feel comfortable speaking to you about any of my treatment without a parent being here, my mum will be here at 4o'clock you can come back then. Now please leave me here and turn my light back out" I think this made her think because technically she shouldn't be speaking to me about my treatment because I am a minor so she just left.

So that is the story of how a "trained professional doctor" called me a baby and told me I wasn't getting anaesthetic for my MRI Scan.

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you would like to hear some more of my "Hospital Horror Stories" then please let me know in the comments below!


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  1. I definitely think you should share some more of your hospital horror stories - you've given me an idea for posts too. Don't get me wrong, the NHS is amazing and the majority of staff members are wonderful at their jobs but some people weren't born with that caring nature in them and simply shouldn't work caring for others, especially children. I'm so sorry that you had to go through that but I'm glad that you handled it well and didn't let her upset you too much xx

    1. I'm hoping to write a few more of these since I've had quite a few experiences! I'd love to read your post once it's up, please let me know! Xx

  2. This post actually made me really angry! They should have been doing everything in their power to make you feel as comfortable as possible given the situation you're in and instead she saw fit to come in and belittle you, talk down to you and outright insult you.. that is completely unacceptable behaviour for a so-called 'professional' and you should consider complaining about how you were treated (if you haven't done so already). I wish you the best in further treatments x

    1. It was a horrible part of my journey but I'm home now and surrounded by people who love and support me so hopefully within time I'll reach some kind of progress! Thank you for taking the time to read my post and leave a comment! I'll make sure to check out your blog xx