In the last 10 years I've gone to great lengths to try to get hospitals to implement some simple accommodations for my PTSD for surgeries and other procedures. I've had assistance from some caring people. But in the end all of my surgeries have been traumatic because the postsurgery nursing staff simply ignore the accommodations put in place by care managers. I haven't had problems with doctors; it's the nurses. After my recent surgery I concluded that I'm up against plain old systemic meanness. If you google "nurse bullying" you will find a great many studies of nurse-on-nurse bullying. So what are the chances that nurses bully patients? In my experience, about 30% of nurses are just plain mean and controlling. That's enough to wreck a hospital stay. I'm really discouraged. I'm not going to hope for a smooth hospital stay next time. I fully expect that in the future I will be demeaned, humiliated, and traumatized. I don't feel it does any good at all to ask for accommodations like "Please don't burst into my room in the middle of the night, turn on all the lights, and shout I'M HERE TO CHECK YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE!!!" I give up. Please don't advise me to complain to the head nurse. This type of behavior starts with the head nurse.