Hi J. K.!
I was 34 weeks when I needed to stay on bedrest in the hospital until I delivered my twins at 37 weeks. Preeclampsia is not all that fun to experience on your own, and if you doctor suggests you go on bedrest, do it! I actually had home care come to the house at 34 weeks as I needed my pressure checked regularly, as you probably do, and it was the home care nurse who insisted I go into the hospital immediately. It is the best thing, as an expectant mom with preeclampsia pretty much requires medical attention 24-7 during those final weeks. In addition to your pressure being high, I am sure your ankles are very swollen, like mine were, and that will go away...I do need to tell you something that I was unprepared for...dealing with the magnesium they put in my system (for infections) when I went into labor. With me, I hadn't really awoken until about 15 hours after I delivered my twins, and I still wasn't all there until the day after! Hopefully, it will not be as bad for you as it was for me! Other than that, the bedrest did definitely help...as a workaholic, it helped me to put aside any and all paperwork, eliminate phone calls, etc., etc., and allowed me to relax and be stress-free during those final weeks. Plus, the nursing staff couldn't have been more gracious and treated me like a Queen! And there was a team of doctors who made daily morning visits to check on me!
Hope this helps! Much luck to you! My 7-year-old twin boys are the best thing that has ever happened to me!