HOW DO YOU HANDLE YOURSELF WHEN YOUR SICK?? Are you a whiner, crabby, become an introvert?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 04, 2009 10:46 AM GMT
    So here my bf and I were on Monday night, enjoying a great steak dinner out... prior to his departure for home (he lives 100 miles away). Nice dinner..

    Then about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning I wake up and feel like crap. I'm shaking, feel like I'm about to vomit, horrible headache, a touch of coughing and a little pain when I'm breathing. Was up most of the rest of the night dealing with it and HATE the chills... I took a bath at 2:30 a.m.... Did finally get back to sleep, but had to change my whole professional schedule around on Tuesday, including cancelling a day business trip. I didn't go in until later in the afternoon.

    I define "being sick" non medically.... "being sick" is when you have to lay down and you are such that you can't continue regular activities. "Not feeling well" for me is going about my business and you deal with it. I'm not sick very often.

    I tend to become introverted. I want to be left alone, I don't want help and get kind of crabby. I had 3 friends offer to serve as my nursemaid last night, including one who said he'd bring me some chicken noodle soup! (he was serious). I don't want anybody around when I'm sick.....and my family isn't close in proximity, but my Dad always is bugging me to call and tell them if I'm sick so they will know.

    So this brings up a point. Never heard this discussed on RJ. How do you handle being sick? Do you live alone? Would you know (or take the initiative) to call 911 if you had a serious problem???

    I went to bed early... now its 4:45 a.m. and I'm sick of being in bed, I missed the gym last night, my legs are telling me to get the hell out of bed and I have a fetish thinking about that damn chicken noodle soup! So here I am on RJ, wide awake! I'll go to work as normal today, but I started thinking... what I was really sick.. I mean feverishly ill and couldn't move?
    I know my neighbors, would I call one of them? Something to think about if you have an emergency. What would you do?

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    Nov 04, 2009 12:17 PM GMT
    I get a bit crabby, but mostly it's because I'm worried.
    You never realize how much you take your health for granted until it goes south for a bit.
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    Nov 04, 2009 12:23 PM GMT
    Being sick really pisses me off, so when I feel myself coming down with something, I begin slamming down 500 mg of Vitamin C with every meal. Usually, within 24 hours I am back to myself, with normal energy levels, even if some mild symptoms remain.
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    Nov 04, 2009 12:27 PM GMT
    I hate being "looked after".
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    Nov 04, 2009 12:32 PM GMT
    I take meds, and crawl into bed under cover.
  • Timbales

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    Nov 04, 2009 12:33 PM GMT
    I just want to be left alone until I ask for something. My bf hovers and tries to baby me, because that's how he wants to be treated when he's sick.
  • geebus

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    Nov 04, 2009 12:34 PM GMT
    I'm a complete baby in terms of sickness, I'd gather round all the sympathy I can get and I liked being taken care of. I hardly see a doctor though, either I'm too delusional to realize I need medical assistance or that I think I'll beat it without antibiotics....

    I always lose, it never ends well. *whiney voice* I wannnnnt chickeeeen souuuup!!
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Nov 04, 2009 12:34 PM GMT
    I become whiny and crabby.

    I live alone, so I have no one to immediately wait on me hand and foot. I tend to call my parents, who live 40 minutes away. Usually, one of them will show up, with medicinal supplies in tow. When I had a stomach flu in the spring, my mom brought Pepto Bismol and Ginger Ale. When I threw out my back a couple weeks ago, my dad brought me a heating pad. I'd do the same for them.
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Nov 04, 2009 12:44 PM GMT
    I call my best friend NyQuil and clean the house with Bleach and disinfect everything with clorox wipes or lysol wipes and spray all the door handles and light switches with lysol spray icon_biggrin.gif and I feel better b/c my house is clean and then I chug some Quil and Sleep for 3 days eat soup and drink plenty of tea and water (not cold) the cold drinks will make you cough a lot... that's what I do but that's just me... oh yeah and make sure to wash your bed sheets every day so you don't sleep in the germs icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 04, 2009 12:45 PM GMT
    I don't want to be waited on. I want to be left alone completely. I will ask if I want something although that usually means just water or ginger ale and then I usually get it myself.
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    Nov 04, 2009 12:52 PM GMT
    It bugs me a lot as I have miss gym. No Issues about work can do that from home. But hate missing gym and not able to get out of the apartment.
    Last but not least I get a lot of craving for sweet stuff too, so I keep eating all day day long, even if I have to throw up later on.
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    Nov 04, 2009 1:49 PM GMT
    I spend the day in bed on my computer while eating chocolate, so no change to my everyday life there.
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    Nov 04, 2009 1:58 PM GMT
    I don't have a partner so I just deal with it myself.
    I definitely don't whine about it, not that anyone would hear it LOL. and it has to be really bad before I'd see a doctor, which is a bad habit, I know...
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    Nov 04, 2009 2:20 PM GMT
    leave me the hell alone.....
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    Nov 04, 2009 2:23 PM GMT
    Weirdly, I saw a couple yesterday -- both psychologists -- and the wife was complaining that her husband crawls off like a wounded animal when he's sick. She remarked that this seems to be a very specific difference in genders because her friends all observe the same thing in their husbands.

    I'm the same way. I don't want anyone around when I'm sick. Actually I feel a lot like that when I'm well, too. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Nov 04, 2009 2:26 PM GMT
    I suck it up and move on. I continue my daily routine the best I can and try to get some extra sleep. Don't want any extra attention or sympathy. I've only missed work twice because I was in the hospital having surgery- but went to back to work ASAP. My feeling is that I can be just as miserable at work as I can be at home. If I'm going to take a day off, I want to be well and doing something exciting. JMO.
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    Nov 04, 2009 2:26 PM GMT
    when I'm sick, I just want to be quiet and left alone !!! I live alone so that's not a problem anymore since the kids have grown up and are on their own. I would have to be extremely sick before calling for help.
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    Nov 04, 2009 2:34 PM GMT
    I sleep and try to pretend that I am not miserable. My boyfriend mostly complains and gets angry in the cutest way imaginable.
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    Nov 04, 2009 2:35 PM GMT
    Total introvert. I just want to be left alone with my lemonade and Theraflu, wheatmeal crackers which and my homemade soup that I cook myself in the crock pot. On the flip side I'm an excellent care taker.
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    Nov 04, 2009 2:39 PM GMT
    have lived on my own for a long time and so just have to deal with it myself. I sleep a lot. Go to the doctor sensibly early if it doesn´t clear up. I was very ill a year ago... was out of action for 7 weeks, and that was not much fun. I was alone and on the other side of the world. (cue stifled sob)


    Also I get annoyed with women who do the "men are pathetic when they are ill" spiel: silly bitches - when i am ill I still have to do all my own cooking, washing and ironing. They say that to make themselves feel better.

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    Nov 04, 2009 2:45 PM GMT

    gosh, HndsmKansan, do you really have to go in? Can't telecommute?

    From what you describe (the onset) it sounds to us like H1N1. We're in the middle of an epidemic of it here in BC.

    If you do go out, remember to cough into the crook of your elbow.





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    Nov 04, 2009 3:46 PM GMT
    I get super grumpy even with the slightest head cold. When it's worse I lock myself up away from everyone.

    I also tend to clean when I get sick. I've really got no idea why.
  • silverfox

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    Nov 04, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    Fun topic Chris.....sometimes I wonder if you are reading the "1001 fun threads to use on RJ book" HA HA


    Anyway, I crawl into a cocoon and just want to be alone. I would much rather want to take care of someone (though I don't want their cooties) than be taken care of.

    JUST LEAVE ME ALONE AND LET ME BE MISERABLE DAMMIT.



    (PS...could you hand me the remote control and get me a glass of orange juice please?)

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    Nov 04, 2009 3:55 PM GMT

    I'm actually nicer when I'm sick. Hard to do bad things when I don't feel well. I put on soup, get out my anime box sets, lay down with a blanket covering me and I'm fine.
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    Nov 04, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    GwgTrunks saidI get super grumpy even with the slightest head cold. When it's worse I lock myself up away from everyone.

    I also tend to clean when I get sick. I've really got no idea why.



    Can we schedule a cold for you next week? My place is a wreck and my family is coming to visit. I'll lock you in the house & leave you alone until it's clean...um, I mean, until you feel better! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif