My uncle passed away last night. We were close in earlier years, but I hadn’t seen him in a while. No need for condolences, although I am as I usually am during these times: reflective.
Anyhow, that’s not the point of this thread. I am just wondering if there has been any studies done on the effects of hospital stays on a person’s health. Nevermind their underlying condition. Let’s just use the time frame of a week. And do an experiment with a willing partner.
So, you and your partner take a week off of work and everything else just to indulge me because, hey, science. You want to study the effects of a week in bed on an otherwise healthy person. Here are the rules, you must stay in bed. You can watch TV or play on any internet device, or do anything that doesn’t require you getting up.
Your partner cooks your meals, brings you water, and brings you bed pans for toiletry. You are hand washed in bed.
How in the hell would you feel after one full week of that? I am a mostly healthy guy, but I would feel nearly dead after that, both physically and mentally. Never mind that at home at least I could sleep at night instead of having medical people fucking with me at 2:37 a.m. I can’t imagine that I would come out of that okay even though I am very healthy with no physical medical conditions.
Any studies on this?