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Old 05-09-2010, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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How do you usually act when you are sick?...Do you get cranky and play "suffering martyr?" Are you a "soldier?"..... Do you keep your pain to yourself? Do you downplay your "suffering" or do you make sure that everyone hears about all of your aches and pains? ....Do you expect a lot of attention from others when you are sick....Or do you "carry on' as normal as if you're not really sick? Just curious....We're all different. Thanks...
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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I worry about being a burden on other people when I am sick...I don't want my family and friends to worry about me...or have to do "double-duty" because I am sick in bed and can't do my normal chores...It's never been easy for me to be sick. How about you?
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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I whine and fuss and look for sympathy.
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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I own my own business, there are no sick days. I work through it and get along just fine, but I'm outside in the country. I can "get sick" just about anywhere and anytime. I don't get sick very often, though...knock on wood.

Ya do whatcha gotta do.
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:49 PM
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Location: Colorado
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Leave me alone, that's my stance when I am sick. Just go away.
My DH though, get me this and that, bring me, do for me....complete opposites.
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Since I'm the one that is sick I keep it to myself. My wonderful wife of 44 yrs can read me like a book and knows when to help and when to leave me be.
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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Default I live alone

and generally only get mild flu- like viruses once a year between thanksgiving and new year's that last 12-18 hours then disappear

but i get frightened easily when i feel nauseous, like i wish there was someone with me to do stuff like go down and get my mail when i am not feeling well so it's all not on me

the fright makes the nausea worse, but then it suddenly goes away and since i haven't eaten anything i soon feel great because i'm detoxed

a few years ago i was hospitalized for a few days for an infection. it wasn't too bad just that i had to be hospitalized with an IV but i remember obsessing on getting out, then getting my work paycheck, then calling a cab to cash it so i could pay my rent, then pick up my medications as i was in a lot of pain

it's like i don't feel sorry for myself when ill but rather i worry about whether the illness will morph into something worse and will i go to the hospital and be able to pay my bills, etc etc...
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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In my adult life, when I have been sick I was usually alone and had to deal with it. I would have liked to have some empathy, but it was not there. I have dealth with kidney stones, oral surgery and those gawd awful stomach viruses and dog bites just to name a few things and stayed home and somehow managed to get over it by myself. I made my own splint when I tore the muscles on the inside of right hand and it healed perfectly (luckily). I don't go the the doctor very easily. I can stand physical pain better than emotional pain.
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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I pretty much have to suck it up and get on with my day. No one else is going to do it for me.

At the end of the day I might whine a little for attention though.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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My Mom used to fuss over me when I was sick...I was her only child. My Dad was nice at first but after a few days he would tell me to "make myself well with my mind."...I thought he was a "meanie" when I was younger...but later in life I felt like he did me a "big favor."...Today I "will" myself to get well fast when need be....
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