Post # 1
I was raised in a family where my mom worked in healthcare, and she was such a sweet lady especially when we were sick. Husband was raised in a family where once you turned 12 or 13, it sucked to be sick but you were on your own.
Now that we are married, I find that we take really good care of each other when one is sick. He really tries hard to keep the house clean and make sure I eat when I’m sick, even just cuddle with me for a while. I do the same for him. It even comes down to foot and backrubs just cause.
So, how do you bees do it?
Post # 3
I’m bad, DH gets all whiney when he gets sick and I can’t handle it. When I’m sick I want him to leave me alone and all he does is try to pamper me.
Post # 4
We take care of each other when the other is sick. I will get his medicine, food, or something to drink. & He will do me the same. Check each others temps, ect. I like taking care of him & he likes taking care of me. But if its the other way around with other couples I see nothing wrong with that either.
Post # 5
When SO is sick I turn into the dotingest lady to ever dote. Just last night I got out of bed at 3 AM to get him caugh medicine. However, when it’s me, he tries to be there but mostly I just want to be alone when I feel crappy.
Post # 6
@LGenz: im right there with you – i think im a giver in general so i usually ask if he needs anything anyway, sick or not, and id be happy to get it for him but im the type of person that really just wants to be left alone when im sick.
Post # 7
We don’t get sick very often, thankfully. I wouldn’t say we wait on eachother hand and foot, but if he is sick and nees something, I’ll get it for him, and vice versa.
Post # 8
@LGenz: I’m this way when I am on my period. I get bad bad bad cramps. & I just want to be left alone, not even touched! haha
Post # 9
Both of us are the type of people who, when we are sick, just kind of want to be left alone.
Therefore, we each respect that when the other is sick. Basically, we make sure the other has blankets, books, electronic gadgets and such and that they get food (assuming they feel like eating) and meds. But beyond that, just let them alone to rest and recuperate.
Post # 10
Luckily (knock wood) I haven’t gotten sick for a long time. When he’s not feeling well I try to take care of him, but he’s usually sleeping or so whiney and refuses to take any medication that I just leave him alone.
I have yet to see how he takes care of me… I haven’t been that sick yet. Something tells me he’d probably just let me be though.
Post # 11
we both take care of each other when we are sick, but I usually just wanna be left alone. He’ll keep trying to get me to eat and I just wanna scream “LEAVE ME ALONE i’M NOT HUNGRY!” When he is sick he is such a baby about it, its unbelieavable but I still do my best to care for him til he gets better
Post # 12
I think I might be an extreme case haha. If I stub my toe/break a nail DH has learned not to ask me “whats wrong” (I usually respond “aaaaaaaah shut up, f*ck this hurts”). I just want to be in pain in peace
Post # 13
I’m ill a lot and he waits on me hand and foot. When he’s ill I do the same with added chicken soup.
Post # 14
I would say one of our problems is that we are both the opposite of being a hypochondriac. We will both deny being sick until we are practically death-bed ridden. Because we are both so stupid when it comes to our own health, I think we do rely on each other to be the voice of reason and point out that we really are sick and take care of each other. We have both had several opportunities to do this.
Post # 15
When I’m sick, he takes care of me, but he doesn’t wait on me hand and foot – he dutily rises and brings me whatever I’m asking for, then goes back to whatever he was doing to start with.
When he’s sick, he wants to sleep all. day. I make food, he refuses it, he keeps his own medicine schedule, and otherwise he hibernates. Super boring for me 🙂
Post # 16
It’s been my experience that men get a small splinter and behave like the world is coming to an end. Such babies! When I’m sick, I like help with the things I need help with (especially if I’m achy or nautious) but if I can do something or get something myself, I will. It seems like men take advantage of our nurturing nature and that irritates me. So, I will make him chicken soup fron scratch and give it to him, put the caugh drops, tissues, aspirin etc. within his reach and get him what he needs like maybe pillows and blankets and make him comfortable. But then, I leave him alone! I didn’t listen to all that whining from my kids. I’m certainly not going to listen to it from him!
ETA: He had a scrape and I went to put the peroxide on it before putting a band-aid on there. While he’s hollering “Is it going to burn?” my 17 year old daughter is cracking up laughing. I told him I had already applied the peroxide prior to his whining. For goodness sakes… SUCH BABIES!!!