Conversation with sick husband

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  1. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    My husband has been sick since Friday with nasty stomach cramps, diarrhea and general ickiness. So this morning, when he wasn't able to go to work, I talked to him.

    Me: Maybe you should go see your doctor.

    Him: What can they do?

    Me: How do I know? I'm not a doctor. That's why you go see them - to see what they can do. [I hate to generalize but every man I've known has said some variation on this - "oh, they can't do anything" - as if they know]

    Him: Maybe... [long pause]... I'm trying to think of what I can eat.

    Me: Something bland. White rice. Toast.

    Him: For breakfast!?

    Me: That's what they advise for diarrhea. A bland diet.

    Him: I had Tater Tots last night. That's bland.

    Me: [metaphorically banging my head on a desk] No. No, it's not.

    Him: Maybe scrambled eggs and bacon...

    Me: THAT'S NOT BLAND!!!

    :cautious: :no: :confused:
     
  2. NBChoice

    NBChoice Senior Member

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    My husband had the same thing last week. I had a similar conversation with him about food and how to care for himself.

    I wanted to throw things.
     
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  3. Varisha

    Varisha Senior Member

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    When my son was little with stomach issues I was told to feed him the BRAT diet.. Bananas Rice Applesauce and Toast.
     
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  4. CJ

    CJ Senior Member

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    Chicken & rice maybe, if he needs some protein. Yeah, toast, crackers, tea, might get away w scrambled eggs. Rice is great for absorbing fluid & some irritants. Moms Danes got chicken & rice when theyre 'off' intestinally. Works.
    Bacon, tater tots, can only imagine what else.. sounds like WD-40 for the lower GI thats already suffering a case of Ick. :X3:
     
  5. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    This is what I was trying to tell him. "But I don't like bananas!" SO EAT THE OTHER STUFF YOU BIG BABY!!!! ~sigh~
     
  6. StarPattern

    StarPattern Senior Member

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    Aren't men great? My boyfriend just got back from an 8-week army exercise where the weather was around -35*C. They were sleeping outside. He says, "Wow, my toes really hurt."

    Me: Have you seen the doctor?
    Him: No. It's either my gout or frostbite.
    Me: Well, go to the doctor maybe?
    Him: Maybe I'll just take my gout medicine to see, even though it's a different toe than normal.
    Me: Or... you could visit a doctor.
    Him: A lot of guys got frostbite on course. One guy might lose his toe.
    Me: ... which is even more reason to see the doctor.
    Him: I'm sure it'll be fine.

    Head. Meet desk.
     
  7. equinitis

    equinitis Senior Member

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    Mine does whatever I tell him except to shut up! Compliant and complaining, that's him.

    Big strong men my foot!
     
  8. Faster Horses

    Faster Horses Senior Member

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    Husband: I've just been feeling really down lately.

    Me: Have you been drinking water?

    Husband: No.

    Me: Have you been eating okay? Taking vitamins?

    Husband: No.
     
  9. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    I spite of being a woman, I do the "but what can they do/they won't do anything" thing. :p

    I was sick. Then got waylaid by allergies and maybe sick again, too. And I've had a nagging cough ever since. Minor cough. For weeks. Doesn't seem to want to leave.

    But I won't go to the doctor. Nope. Nuh-uh. :no:

    So I guess if I ever get married again, I need to find a guy who can do the "wife" thing since I do the "husband" thing. :rofl::rofl:
     
  10. NBChoice

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    I'm not one to go to the doctor a lot either. Before I switched primary doctors this past December, I hadn't been to see my previous PCP for about 5 years. I go to my annual well woman check, but didn't get yearly physicals or anything. Woopsie.
     

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