What do you want when you are sick?

@cjgrooms (4456)
United States
April 20, 2008 12:27am CST
When you are sick do you want someone to be constantly taking care or do you want to be left alone? I have noticed that i and my two daughter just want to go to bed and be left alone (we don't want to be touched, spoken to or looked at and may God help you if you do!) while My husband and my two sons wants me to constantly pet and pamper them. Is this a Man thing?
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@bevvy22 (279)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Yes by all means this is a man thing to be pampered. They have drama in their actions too. They are so dependent on us women, they don't realize it. My husband would starve if I didn't make sure there was food in the house and ficed his lunch for his 12 hour shift at work. But I'll admit to a secret...even though I'm 37, I still think about my mother and her touch when I'm sick and she always makes things better. The problems is she about 500 miles away. But my husband does ok for me.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Actually you do feel better if you shower and/or wash your hair, I always do. I have to agree about men becoming dependent on us, they sure do! I don't think my hubby would starve but the fridge and pantry would be near empty before he went to the store. The closet would also be empty because all of his clothing would be in the washer, dryer, and piled on the side of the bed he doesn't sleep on =) I know this because it was like this when I first moved in with him.
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• United States
28 Apr 08
YES, its a man thing. I prefer to just sleep until I feel better. :)
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I just knew it was a man thing!
• United States
29 Apr 08
Yeppers:)
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• United States
29 Apr 08
Is she talking about me?????? :)
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• United States
21 Apr 08
yep i like to be left alone and thank god my hubby understands that,my children not so much
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
21 Apr 08
When they get older, they will.
• United States
21 Apr 08
i know that when they get older they will leave me alone. but it is so cute when my 5 year old will sit there and tell me it is my turn to be taken care of. then my 3 year old will bring me water or whatever he thinks that i need. it is so sweet of them. my five year old will sit there and rub my head and kiss my forehead and tell me everything will be ok. but my hubby tries to keep them in the living room when i am sick in bed when he is home. i would not trade them for anything.
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
27 May 08
If I am ill, I prefer to be alone and I need much more sleeping. I think the rest is the best medicine to recover. I will take the medicine before I have a rest. After a good sleep, I will feel better. I love China
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
28 May 08
Yep, medicine and sleep does it for me to!
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
16 May 08
There is no doubt that we are related...What you said, leave me alone
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
18 May 08
Isn't that the honest to goodness truth! Don't look at me ,don't touch me, don't speak to me ,Do not even look at me! Sound familier does it?
@Psyclown (131)
• Venezuela
29 Apr 08
I like someone who bring me the medicine the food and then left me sleep till the other day =).
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Me to!
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I'm not sure if it's a 'man' thing or not. I do know that when I am sick (vs anybody else in the house), it still seems I am required to take care of the things I normally take care of. If I'm REALLY sick and all I can do is lie in bed, I have to hope it falls on a day when my husband is here so he can do crowd control and keep the kids away from me. I very much dislike being climbed on, crawled on, and asked questions of when I am trying to hide under the covers and not be bothered. I'll tell him that I'm just a little sick, sort of sick, or SICK SICK and he knows what to do. Fortunately I get THAT sick once or twice a year and I get better fast as long as I'm left alone.
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@lagrooms (119)
28 Apr 08
medicine, sleep and solitude.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Yep, i understand.
• United States
27 Apr 08
i like sto sleep and have someone ther to pamper me
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
28 Apr 08
Hope it always works out for you.
@jrsmith (293)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Leave me alone!!!
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Okay. lol
@meglovesb (348)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I want to just lay there and/or sleep. But it would be nice if someone would hand me my veggie soup when I needed it.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
26 Apr 08
That would be nice!
@Jemina (5784)
21 Apr 08
It depends what type of sickness I got. If my head is achin I can't do anything else but to lie down and relax take some pain relievers. Sometimes I need company because I can't move easily and when I'm sick I'm so emotional. I may want to be left in peace but I want people to be around when I need assistance.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
21 Apr 08
I feel the same way.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
well if i am really sick,. its okay if my mom prepares a meal for me and looks at me at room occasionally to check if i am okay... but most of the time i'd like to be left alone to rest and sleep the whole time. i don't want to be bothered much.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Thank your mother.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
20 Apr 08
a little petting and pampering never hurt anyone, especially when they are sick. I also find a nice hot bath works wonders for me.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
20 Apr 08
A LITTLE? Don't forget i know you and a little dosen't come into it.However you are a good husband so i don't mind. And a nice hot bath always makes you feel better sick or not.
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
20 Apr 08
Hello,cjgrooms! during the period of my sickness i prefer none by my side as they will be disturbing my sleep and peace of mind.i need others presence only at the time of eating diets and attending to nature's call.even if nobody is there i don't mind and manage myself.thank you.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Me to!
@Elixiress (3893)
20 Apr 08
It depends what I am ill with, if I have a cold or something that makes me look awful then I will want to be left alone, but if I am in pain or something like that then I like it when my boyfriend cuddles me.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Not me. Cold or pain i just want to be left alone.
@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
20 Apr 08
Well depend on how sick i am yea , if i have a slight headache then i just need to be alone having lots of rests yea . if i am too sick then i would need my love ones to look after me yea .
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Thanks for the response.
@rexiemay (402)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
when im sick i want my mom to take care of me. im lucky because she always sees to it that i am taken care of. she would always give me medicines and cook soups for me. she also talks to me as if i was a baby. i can feel how much she loves me.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Enjoy your Mom's pampering while you can and i hope you return the favor when she is not feeling up to par.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
i want my meds and have a lot of sleep when i am sick. that is the only time i can really catch a lot of snores. so i have to get the most of it. i am a single mom and my daughters like to be pampered more than my son. my son just want to have his meds on the exact time. i think daughters are more like to be pampered. i think husbands loves to be pampered too. i juts dont know because i dont have a husband.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Thanks for your response. I'm with you my medicine and lots of sleep.