How much does your husband/significant other help when you're sick?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Busy bee

sandra12345 :  My hubby sonds like yours, when Im sick he takes charge of everything. Its hard though because he works long hours some days so there are times where I just have to keep going even if I feel like crap. We have 3 kids and getting sick is definilty a massive pain in the neck when it does happen because I can’t just take a break if I need to which I know you must experience too!

Post # 3
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Busy bee

Awww your husband is so sweet! My Darling Husband tries to help me as best as he can. He can barely cook so unfortunately he doesn’t cook ๐Ÿ™ But he will get me take away soup or a nice meal, make me tea, take care of all the housework, drive me to the doctor’s… etc

about a month ago, I injured my foot, he tried to piggy back me at 11pm (couldn’t happen – he is lighter than me :() to the hospital, waited 4 hours with me and took me back home at 2am and I said I wanted to have McDonald’s so he drove out and bought a meal for me and served it on a tray while I was in bed! It was v sweet. 

When he’s sick, I get meds for him and cook him nice hot meals and just leave him alone (that’s what he wants) lol. I do occasionally pack lunch for him but I also work long hours so it rarely happens. I bulk prepare weekday dinners and also our parents live close so they give us lots of food. So that’s covered! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I actually got really sick on our honeymoon and he did such a sweet job of looking after me. He won’t cook or clean, but he’ll do just about everything else (make 2am runs to the pharmacy for medicine, give me cuddles, keep me entertained, etc). Works for me! Though he does seem to get impatient sometimes and wants me back on my feet after 2 days, but he’s starting to accept the fact that I don’t get over bad viruses that quickly, lol. 

Meanwhile, when he’s sick I throw in all the garlic in his meals and often make homemade chicken soup with bone broth and all that healthy stuff. Brew lots of tea, give lots of headrubs, make sure he’s comfy…whatever can be done I suppose. Who wouldn’t? 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

When I am sick, he does anything I ask without complaint… so basically it’s like any other day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

According to Darling Husband, I  have a killer immune system and never get sick.  Which is totally not true, but it looks that way because when I’m sick I still have to do everything I usually do. 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

Darling Husband is very attentive when I am ill, and similarly, I dote on him when he’s sick. I am very lucky. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

My guy is great about giving me space to rest, running me a bath, preparing food for all of us and giving me massages and snuggles (if I want them) when I’m not feeling well. He’ll also run to the store if I really want or need anything. He does pretty much the same when I’m healthy except the giving me space to rest- I’m not good at taking that if I’m not sick- I should work on that, though. I’d probably be under the weather less often.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My guy is very helpful and thoughtful when I am sick (and in general!)… but because he doesn’t get them, he really doesn’t understand migraines! Funny, because he’s a neurologist ๐Ÿ˜‘

I had an awful one last week and he came home for lunch to check on me and he walks into our room, flicks on the lights, “hey, how are you feeling??” I think I actually hissed at him, haha.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

sandra12345 :  my hubby is like your too! He’s fabulous. I was super sick once and he wasn’t such an experienced cook but went out  got ingredients and made me the best chicken soup ever.

I get debilitating cramps and on  a few occasions my period has arrived early and I’ve been caught short of pain meds and tampons. He’s gone to the supermarket to get tampons and pain meds on those few occasions for me. He will also bring me chocolate and ice cream as a surprise when my period comes to town! He also got me a fluffy water bottle cover as a surprise! He is the best!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

glitterati :  haha….OMG he turned on the lights! That’s the worst! Have you tried laser acupuncture for migraines. It works for a few people I know who suffer from them. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Hagakyrkan

sandra12345 :  if one of us is sick they do what they feel up to and the other one takes care of the rest ๐Ÿ™‚ so we always have a functioning household. This has also been the case now during my pregnancy. Poor husband, Im feeling awful and he’s done pretty much everything at home for six months and never commented on the “injustice”. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

He usually will make me chao especially if I can’t eat anything and pack it for me if I am working. He’ll run out and get any medicine we may not have and make me the tea we drink when sick. He’ll take over a lot of the house things I usually might do or take care of the dog for me.

So, he does quite a bit especially if he isn’t working. However, even when working, he has come all the way home on breaks (not really a short drive) just to drop off things for me because he doesn’t want me to have to wait till he is done at work. I’ve been having some health issues recently and he’s been really supportive in rearranging his work to be able to attend the doctor appts.

I appreciate it and will do the same.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

My Darling Husband is a great caregiver but I typically need to be very direct with what I need from him. Apparently (as I’ve been told all my life) I am very stoic so its hard for others to tell when I really need help.  This past year I was home feeling horribly ill and called Darling Husband who was at work. I told him that I felt like I needed to go to the ER but I didn’t feel I could drive myself. He did not hesitate to leave work immediately to take me to the hospital and sit by my side for the remainder of the day.  Its a good thing too, as it turns out I had pneumonia.

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