I was awake.. doped up and needing to piss in the worst way...maybe sedatives make it hard to wizzz. but I'd get it out and aimed ... and wait. Someone would knock on the door see what I was trying to do... close the door... I'd start over. This went on for 2 hours or so. I finally emptied my bladder , nooded off and of course... I didnt know this, you are not allowed to sleep in a hospital bed. For the next 3 or 4 hours every time I'd nod off some one had to look at something of poke me.
Nurses tell people if they want to sleep that they have to go home! (If you're not in ICU or a neuro floor, it depends.) About the voiding (peeing), most men need to stand up when they urinate. The nurse or nurse's aide will help the patient to balance himself so he can pee. When you're really having problems getting it started, we will make water sounds...flush the toilet, run the sink, stick your hand in water...if that doesn't work, we have to straight cath you! I'm glad you peed on your own!
The sicker you are the more you get bothered! I remember having to wake a head injury patients every 15 minutes for about 4 hours! That man wasn't too happy with me!