What kind of "Patient" are you?

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    Aug 27, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    We all get sick or are under medical care at some time.
    Do you follow the medical orders to the letter or do you "bend them" to fit your needs? Are you an unbearable SOB or do you just get through it with a minimum of pain for everyone around you? Do you want to be "pampered" and cared for or left alone?...What are you like when you are sick?


    I am a unhappy sick person and want to be left alone, generally. Will follow medical order generally, but will BITCH about it the entire time.....HATE those phone calls and texts...that are always checking on me..but grateful that they care enough to check on me....I hate to depend on anyone and don't like to feel "helpless" or in need of someone that badly...If I am sick..people know it...I can't play poker so it is all on my sleeves and on my face.......icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 27, 2010 11:30 PM GMT
    TOTALLY unhappy patient here. Just stay away and nobody gets hurt type of sick boy. I even hate any pain-killers, so that's another major issue.
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    Aug 28, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    I am the dream patient. I do my research on the internet so I'm usually educated on what to ask and do. I have a high pain tolerance and am very cooperative.

    I also like to be left alone in my misery so I'm not too demanding.
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Aug 28, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    i am a good patient really i listen well but i do have a habit of walking around even if i am told not to lol lol.
  • jgymnast733

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    Aug 28, 2010 1:06 AM GMT
    I'm pretty at following doctors orders, except that one time i was on some kind of pain killer and had a shot of hennessy....Well my friends,,i woke up 12hours later with the patio doors wide open[and i live on the 35th floor] and the T.V. very loud....
  • Webster666

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    Aug 28, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    I can take care of myself.
    If there are very serious medical precautions (as when I had eye surgery), I will follow them to the letter. Otherwise, I do what makes sense to me.
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    Aug 28, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    I do as recommended, rest, and don't mind someone waiting on me. Beyond that, it's usually best to steer clear of me unless you are holding a fist full of pills & a historical movie in your other hand! icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 28, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    I tend to go by the Dr's orders unless I know my body won't respond well to them. On my last surgery I stopped taking the meds after day two because of side effects, and the Dr swore up and down he'd prescribed the right meds and that I shouldn't have stopped taking them...turns out he was wrong, and prescribed the wrong meds. Needless to say, he never got paid, and his collection agency can kiss my ass. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 28, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    I'm pathetic when sick, I follow the doctors orders to the letter and while I say that I don't like being looked after I do want attention in the form of cuddles, food and stuff to drink along with someone to listen to me moan endlessly about how sick I am and agree with me about it.

    Plus I love watching star trek, stargate and other tv shows while sick so, the guy better like those too hahaha.
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    Aug 28, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidI'm pathetic when sick, I follow the doctors orders to the letter and while I say that I don't like being looked after I do want attention in the form of cuddles, food and stuff to drink along with someone to listen to me moan endlessly about how sick I am and agree with me about it.

    Plus I love watching star trek, stargate and other tv shows while sick so, the guy better like those too hahaha.


    ...can I be SICK with you? I like all of that too!...LOL!
  • mynyun

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    Aug 28, 2010 2:41 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidI'm pathetic when sick, I follow the doctors orders to the letter and while I say that I don't like being looked after I do want attention in the form of cuddles, food and stuff to drink along with someone to listen to me moan endlessly about how sick I am and agree with me about it.

    Plus I love watching star trek, stargate and other tv shows while sick so, the guy better like those too hahaha.



    Next time you are sick call me. I'll be right over. Plus it helps that I love Star Trek. LoL.
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    Aug 28, 2010 2:44 AM GMT
    I follow dr.'s orders very well, esp with meds.

    When I'm sick I want to be alone, don't try to cheer me up, don't ask lots of questions and don't hover over me.

    My attention span is a lot shorter when I'm sick, so I'll read a little, watch tv a little, rest a little, eat a little. Often I go for very light work-outs, which make me feel so much better.
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    Aug 28, 2010 2:47 AM GMT
    While felled by viral meningitis, when every movement was agonizing, I didn't complain during 11 consecutive spinal tap attempts.
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    Aug 28, 2010 3:23 AM GMT
    mynyun said
    lilTanker saidI'm pathetic when sick, I follow the doctors orders to the letter and while I say that I don't like being looked after I do want attention in the form of cuddles, food and stuff to drink along with someone to listen to me moan endlessly about how sick I am and agree with me about it.

    Plus I love watching star trek, stargate and other tv shows while sick so, the guy better like those too hahaha.



    Next time you are sick call me. I'll be right over. Plus it helps that I love Star Trek. LoL.
    Im sick now *nods* I have a cold and feel like crap icon_sad.gif wanna come watch star trek?
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    Aug 28, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI know what having meningitis is like. It was a complication I suffered from having my cranial fluid accessed for five months while being treated for stage four lymphoma.

    I think I was a pretty bad patient at first because I could not accept how cancer changed my life and made me poor. I was angry at the world and everyone so I was a bitter whiny lil cunt. As time progressed and I accepted what happened I really climbed out of victim-hood and my doctors and nurses saw a profound change in me.



    I and we are grateful for that change and your survival....thanks for sharing....
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    Aug 28, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    mynyun said
    lilTanker saidI'm pathetic when sick, I follow the doctors orders to the letter and while I say that I don't like being looked after I do want attention in the form of cuddles, food and stuff to drink along with someone to listen to me moan endlessly about how sick I am and agree with me about it.

    Plus I love watching star trek, stargate and other tv shows while sick so, the guy better like those too hahaha.



    Next time you are sick call me. I'll be right over. Plus it helps that I love Star Trek. LoL.
    Im sick now *nods* I have a cold and feel like crap icon_sad.gif wanna come watch star trek?




    ME TOO!!!!!
  • mynyun

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    Aug 28, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    lilTanker said
    mynyun said
    lilTanker saidI'm pathetic when sick, I follow the doctors orders to the letter and while I say that I don't like being looked after I do want attention in the form of cuddles, food and stuff to drink along with someone to listen to me moan endlessly about how sick I am and agree with me about it.

    Plus I love watching star trek, stargate and other tv shows while sick so, the guy better like those too hahaha.



    Next time you are sick call me. I'll be right over. Plus it helps that I love Star Trek. LoL.
    Im sick now *nods* I have a cold and feel like crap icon_sad.gif wanna come watch star trek?




    Normally this is where one would say 'sure, you bring the popcorn'. But I haven't eaten pop corn in a long time. So I'll just blow on your chicken noodle soup for you and we'll share the remote. LoL.

    Incidentally I bought the entire run of Star Trek Voyager and still haven't watched it all. I need too.!
  • mynyun

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    Aug 28, 2010 3:37 AM GMT
    Sporty_g said
    lilTanker said
    mynyun said
    lilTanker saidI'm pathetic when sick, I follow the doctors orders to the letter and while I say that I don't like being looked after I do want attention in the form of cuddles, food and stuff to drink along with someone to listen to me moan endlessly about how sick I am and agree with me about it.

    Plus I love watching star trek, stargate and other tv shows while sick so, the guy better like those too hahaha.



    Next time you are sick call me. I'll be right over. Plus it helps that I love Star Trek. LoL.
    Im sick now *nods* I have a cold and feel like crap icon_sad.gif wanna come watch star trek?


    ME TOO!!!!!


    You are sick too.? Well looks like it'll be a sick house party. Hope the television is big enough. I really dislike crowding around 24 inch televisions. LoL.
  • Midas426

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    Aug 28, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    Generally I follow the rules as far as medicines unless it's not working and then I might try to tweak it a bit. I have a moderate tolerance for pain and generally like being pampered and cared for. I try not to be a burden though.
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    Aug 28, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    mynyun said
    Sporty_g said
    lilTanker said
    mynyun said
    lilTanker saidI'm pathetic when sick, I follow the doctors orders to the letter and while I say that I don't like being looked after I do want attention in the form of cuddles, food and stuff to drink along with someone to listen to me moan endlessly about how sick I am and agree with me about it.

    Plus I love watching star trek, stargate and other tv shows while sick so, the guy better like those too hahaha.



    Next time you are sick call me. I'll be right over. Plus it helps that I love Star Trek. LoL.
    Im sick now *nods* I have a cold and feel like crap icon_sad.gif wanna come watch star trek?


    ME TOO!!!!!


    You are sick too.? Well looks like it'll be a sick house party. Hope the television is big enough. I really dislike crowding around 24 inch televisions. LoL.

    50inch HD tv with a kickarse surround sound system or there is my bed I got a 50inch tv and surround sound system too.

    It's queen sized we might all fit icon_smile.gif
  • camofchris

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    Aug 28, 2010 9:03 AM GMT
    Docs are smart, but no one knows this body like I do. I'll customize treatments based on what I'm feeling (keeping the Doc informed and taking their advise under consideration).

    I appreciate the 'hope you feel betters', but prefer to be left alone beyond that. Don't get sick often, but when I do, I'm a grumpy bear. :-)

    Cam