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Involutional 52

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I’m currently hospitalized for post-surgical recovery and have been sharing rooms with a succession of very rude people. I’ll focus on the current roommate. He’s intractably annoying because he’s probably - no, definitely the worst person I’ve ever been forced to share space with. For example, he insists on playing songs on his radio while at the same time blaring the sound from the television. That’s just one thing he does.
What bothers me is my inability to deal with the problem. I know I should confront him directly, but I’m overcome by anxiety and panic every time I consider speaking up for myself. This results in additional anxiety.
Does anyone else experience such fear and panic when thinking about defending their rights?
 
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Worriedyin

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Sometimes confronting things directly isn't necessary. Could you say something to the nursing staff? They might be able to help.

I wish you all the best for a speedy recovery!
 
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Pollypop

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In the past I was terrified of confrontation.
Sometimes I still am worried about it.
But I have realised that it has to be done.

I agree with worriendyin.
I would speak to the nursing staff.

If they take no action I suggest you ask one of your
visitors to speak to them.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.
 
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Involutional 52

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Sometimes confronting things directly isn't necessary. Could you say something to the nursing staff? They might be able to help.

I wish you all the best for a speedy recovery!
Yes, I’ve made a formal request for a new room. But even that was frightening. It doesn’t make sense, I realize, but it’s the reaction I get.
Thanks for your good wishes!
 
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Fancyharm

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It's not fair when people's behaviour becomes a problem like that.

I hope you get some help.
 
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