I have received a survey regarding all of my appointments with Cone Health physicians and, in this case, my experience with Anne Penn Hospital specifically. I did not get a survey about my experience with annie penn at the end of September. Here it is...did I try to commit suicide? Yes I did. When I woke up I was soaking wet on a bed (???) in an examination CELL in the emergency room jail at annie penn where I was treated HORRIBLY. I stayed in that same bed for 4 full days and nights. I have a chronic debilitating disease-I cannot walk--and during those 4 days I requested but never saw or talked to a physician. Suicide is strongly associated with DEPRESSION but no one in that hospital treated me for the depression surrounding my MS and/or my attempted suicide. I did see one (1) nurse who stomped into my cell and said, and I quote "you cannot have the tv remote. You are on suicide watch and we are taking things away from you." I would think that the big, bad cop sitting outside my cell could have shot the remote out of my hands before I was able to hang myself. No one explained to me what was happening and why I was being treated with such disrespect. The sitters are awful. nosey, gossipy spies who are being paid for doing nothing. Nothing. I do not understand the methods being used to treat depression or to acknowledge my condition. A few years ago i actually saw a therapist at annie penn behavioral health. Before we got started she would tell me every time to go to the emergency room if I felt suicidal. Now that I know the truth about the legal ramifications and the utter disrespect and lack of compassion that is to follow at the annie penn prison, that is the very last thing I would do or recommend that anyone else do, It is not up to annie penn to punish me for bling so depressed I tried to kill myself. On day 5 I was sent to what I call the Geriatric Nut House in the back of a sheriffs car in nothing but a hospital gown...so basically naked. I have strong issues with that drug experimentation facility but I will deal with that with no accusations toward annie penn. I will tell you that i can not stop thinkng about the entire experience. I used to be an annie penn supporter. Every time I heard someone talking badly about your hospital I would jump right in with support for you. But no more. It is obvious why the mental health system in this country is BROKEN. You are certainly part of that and you should be ashamed.
I was in so much pain passing a kidney stone but the triage nurses didn't care. Waited two hours in the waiting room, passing blood and unable to move in so much pain so I called another hospital hoping I could get in there because some people said they had already been waiting 3 1/2 hours. Trying to judge whether it would be best to stay put or go, I asked if it would be soon and was told that I could leave. I should have! Another hour and a half later I got in to find out I had a 4mm kidney stone and the doctor there blew my situation off like it was no big deal. Insensitive, incompetent and not worth it to go back ever.
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