The worlds biggest baby...

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    Jan 28, 2008 12:18 AM GMT
    I HATE being sick.

    I have had a bad cold since Wed. and it is just driving me nuts.

    I turn into a big BABY and NEED my comfort - just the right brand of kleenex, Won Ton soup, my vit. C-D-E, supplements, Lots of hot English Breakfast Tea, my old chamois shirt, a thick comforter/throw, and a good novel, etc...

    I resent the interuption of the clock ticking.

    All things that I never really care about when I am well. I just sort of revert to a totally different person.

    My partner has learned to stay totally away from me when I am sick; but he does pamper me with deliveries from my favorite Chinese take away, and answers the phone, etc. Even a steaming hot bath.

    What about you - What special/strange things do you do when you are ill?

  • Timbales

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    Jan 28, 2008 12:20 AM GMT
    When I am ill, I want to be left alone. I'll ask for something when I want it and that's it. I usually want ginger ale, the couch and the remote.
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    Jan 28, 2008 12:54 AM GMT
    Ha !!! Timberoo !!! me too !!! I just want something soothing to drink, a book, a warm corner somewhere, with some warm cover, I'll get it all together for myself, and leave me alone !!! come in and visit now and then, but stay on another chair other than mine, and make the visit short, I don't want to be exerted to talk !!! I don't want to be bumped, don't want a bunch of noise going either !!! Thank God I'm rarely sick !!!
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    Jan 28, 2008 1:51 AM GMT
    I am a big baby when I am sick. I usually want Chinese food too. Moo Goo Gai Pan and Hot & Sour Soup with real Shiitake mushrooms. icon_wink.gif I have been told ages ago they are a great immune booster.

    My partner has a very specific list. He wants Campbell's Chicken with Stars made in his favorite bowl with one of his childhood spoons, saltine crackers and Ginger Ale to drink. icon_rolleyes.gif If I didn't love him so much.... LOL

    Actually today he has a really bad shoulder and neck pull. I made him country style steak with mash potatoes and onion gravy, mustard greens and ice tea to drink. That got him out of bed when I called him for Sunday lunch. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 28, 2008 1:57 AM GMT
    When I am sick I like to be left alone.

    Soup...mostly broth.

    Fleece and sweatsuits become my clothing of choice.

    Internet and computer nearby.

    Mom to call and check on me.

    Of course...all that now changes since I am seeing a nurse. The need to be fully pampered is in my plans.

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    Jan 28, 2008 1:57 AM GMT
    Chasersprize!
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    Jan 28, 2008 2:15 AM GMT
    I've never had the flu and haven't caught cold in about 6 years. When I was younger, even into my teenage years, I simply had to have my chicken soup in bed and sometime curl up next to my mother as she read (which would drive her crazy).
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    Jan 28, 2008 2:18 AM GMT
    Aero saidChasersprize!


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    Jan 28, 2008 2:26 AM GMT
    funny....that's the same description I would have given when you were well ... icon_eek.gif ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    I used to post "Weather Reports" on the door to my part of the house. The notes told how I felt and how I wanted to be treated.

    I generally prefer to be left alone in sickness and in health...but more so in sickness.
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    Jan 28, 2008 2:28 AM GMT
    I want to be left completely alone. No talking, no phone calls, minimal food (toast or scrambled eggs), plenty of water or juice and my vitamins and supplements, some sort of "cold relief" med, the tv on as "background noise", usually on National Geographic Channel or Weather Channel, and my dog curled up with me as I drift between sleep and awake on my bed. The boys usually know when I am ill and will usually leave me alone. Work on the other hand, couldn't give a damn how I feel. I am either there and working or not. No "slack" is cut. Strangely, I want to sleep on my bed the opposite direction, with my head at the foot of the bed? No idea why???
    Lucky for me, I have not had a "cold" for several years(knock on wood!), no flu(I get the shot in the fall). The last thing I had in this line was "Pneumonia" in November 2005 after my surgery. If TERROR wants a "face", it could use "Pneumonia" as its poster child! I was sure I was going to die and as much pain as breathing was, I wanted to die. I was in the hospital for about 10 days. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 28, 2008 2:31 AM GMT
    It depends on me on how bad I feel. If I feel somewhat bad then I want to be left alone. Now if I'm really sick, then I become a big baby myself. Just how I am here.
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    Jan 28, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    Stay in bed

    Pull a Golden Retriever close

    Watch the Sci-Fi channel

    Eat Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (what my mom made when I was little... 40 years later it's still a comfort food)

    Matzo Ball Soup from the local Jewish deli or this killer chicken broth from a neighborhood Chinese restaurant

    And if I need a lot of sympathy, I'll dial into a work conference call, drop a few well placed sniffles and then talk in that very deep sick voice (which is also the closest I'll ever get to the Barry White sound)
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    Jan 28, 2008 7:10 AM GMT
    When I'm sick, I pester my mom to massage my back with balm or something. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 30, 2008 2:18 AM GMT
    The extremely rare occasion I actually Get sick (i get pancreatitus more often, unfortunately) I want to be Out. Screw sitting in bed with a cold, I want my endorphins pumping, my heart rate elevated and my pineapple juice (has a special enzyme found no where else that knocks the cold right out of me) iced. This practice has reduced all microbial sicknesses to 18-24 hours and no more!

    But when I get pancreatitus, I sit in bed unable to ingest anything for days... So I guess it evens out.

    Flu season can kiss my ass!
    ~Geo