(Closed) How do you act when you are sick?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1614 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am the same as you and my sweetie is the same as yours…haha! Cute thread!!!

Post # 4
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012 - Catholic Church, Chateau Thomas Winery

I’m of the pathetic lump of sniffles group too

Post # 5
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

There’s no denial with me. The second I feel an illness coming on I’m stocking up on zinc and orange juice, that emergency vitamin C stuff, the works. I go to bed early, I take a hot shower, I sip tea, I stay warm, I put on the Vicks humidifier and take a Tylenol PM.

I also need to be left alone in my misery when sick. No kissing, no snuggles, no sharing the bed. Especially no sharing the bed.

I’m very type A when I’m sick because I don’t have time to drag it out for a week.

Post # 6
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Darling Husband is super needy and pathetic.  If I don’t wait on him hand and foot and constantly tell him how bad I feel that he’s sick (which is always the. worst. sickness. in. the. world.) he’ll call his mom and tell her about how sick he is.  It’s actually quite hillarious.

I get pissed off, because I’m usually way too darn busy to put up with that crap, and then when symptoms are undeniably kicked in, I just want to be left alone.  Don’t touch me, don’t talk to me, don’t try to snuggle me… Darling Husband does shift work, and I hate if I’m home sick on a day he’s not working, because he’ll either A) constantly want to ask if my throat hurts/tummy is upset/whatever and I don’t want to think or talk about it, or he’ll consistently forget that I’m sick and want me to cook something, or go running or otherwise entertain him.

Post # 7
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Mrs Hedgehog: We are the exact same way. I swear when Darling Husband stubs his toe, it’s like he’s broken both his legs. (I am saying this is the most lovingly way possible)

I on the other hand always push it to the limit. The last time I had an ear ache, I dealt with it for over 2 weeks. It ended up spreading and basically my entire head was infected. It put me in bed for 2 days. I learned my lesson a little bit from that and promised Darling Husband that I would only be sick with out seeing a doctor now for 72hours. LOL

Post # 8
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When I start getting sick I’m in denial too, but I start downing Vitamin C and sudafed just in case, haha… but then once it really hits me I usually don’t even want to get out of bed. I live alone and have no one to take care of me but I tend to baby myself, lol. Housework does not get done when I’m sick- but then, I’m in school full time and work almost full time…

Fiance never gets sick. Ever. It’s not fair at all. The one time he’s been sick he acted completely normal, so I can’t even tell how sick he was.

Post # 9
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Fiance is completely helpless and lounges around when sick. If I am SUPER sick I am forced to take on that type of behaviour. Otherwise I find myself having to be just as productive despite feeling like crap…how else will things get done?

The difference is truly baffling.

Post # 10
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am a mix of both, I like to lay in bed but most of the time I still go out and do things. My Fiance is of the pathetic lump version. You ever seen that commercial where the husband is sick and on the couch, then reaches for the remote and says “I cant reach the remote” in the most pitiful voice known to man?…..Yea, thats my Fiance :0)

Post # 11
3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Mrs Hedgehog: Wow, we are exactly the same as you! I’m a teacher, so I’m used to feeling it coming and fighting it with every bit of strength I have. Darling Husband is more of a wimp, bless his heart. 😉

Post # 12
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Haha “man flu” is the worst, if my husband is sick you can just count on a lot of whining.

Post # 13
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

In all honesty, I am a HUGE baby.  I lay there whining and even throw in a few “poor little me” in there for emphasis!   I moan about how I am “facing my demise” even when the reality is I have a simple cold!  I just HATE being sick!!  I am completely pathetic!

Post # 14
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I usually try to fight it preemptively, because if I am every truly sick, I am a huge baby.  It’s hard to take time off from my line of work, so I try to save my time off for fun things. 

My Fiance is a fighter – he was in denial about two weeks ago that he was sick, and kept insisting he help around the house or go out and run errands.  He did the same thing about a month ago when he hurt his ankle – wouldn’t stay off of it.  He drives me crazy 🙂

Post # 15
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My Fiance is extremely needy and whines a lot when he gets sick. He wants to be babied the entire time, wants me by his side, and can’t do anything for himself because he feels like he’s dying. Fortunately, I never really get sick but when I do I always like to fight it on my own before taking medication which usually works. If I continue to feel sick then I’ll take some medication and I like to be left alone to rest and recover (FI doesn’t like leaving me alone when I’m sick). It’s only been a few times where I have been so sick that I become as helpless and needy as my Fiance and he always takes care of me in such a loving way. I don’t complain anymore about his whinning when he gets sick because he does a great job taking care of me 🙂


Post # 16
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Mrs Hedgehog: I am the same as you.  FI gets so mad that I don’t accept that I’m sick.

Most men are dramatic about being sick even if it’s a minor cold.

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