On Saturday (8th September) I was released from the hospital and have been staying at a hotel only 5 minutes from the hospital, and am now being treated as an outpatient.
While I thought it would be better to be in a hotel room (my own space, no interruptions, quieter), I almost miss the hospital for the simple fact of company - you're never really alone in hospital, with people coming and going from your room, you almost always have someone to talk to.
Anyway, today I have an appointment at the hospital, in the high risk antenatal clinic, so I'll be heading in there and requesting that I be allowed to go home sooner rather than later - I don't think being away from my family is very helpful. I have a scan booked in for Friday, I'm hoping that they will agree to let me go at least by the weekend. I mean, it's my right to refuse any further treatment or attention.
It seems rather cruel and inhumane to keep a 30-week pregnant woman away from her support base for 4 weeks, at the most emotional point she'll ever experience in her entire life. I only get to see my husband on weekends, which SUCKS majorly, and the occasional family member or friend during the week. I manage to keep myself occupied, but I still don't think it's the right place for me to be - how can someone heal or rest in an unfamiliar place?
Rambling thoughts from someone who hasn't got a lot of sleep the past 3 weeks. I don't know. I just want out.