what kind of sick person are you?

@winterose (39932)
Canada
December 12, 2009 8:36pm CST
what kind of sick person are you, I know that sounds crazy but let's assume you are sick, and money or time is not a problem, you can get medical care if you want it. are you the time of person who would run to the doctor or the hospital any time the least little thing is wrong or are you the time of person who would wait it out a few days to see if it would go away and if not go to the doctor or the hospital or are you the time of person who waits so long it gets really bad before you go to the doctor or the hospital or are you the time of person that refuses to go to the doctor or the hospital unless you are taken out by ambulance answer which type you are and why for best response
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• United States
13 Dec 09
I usually wait a few days to see if it will go away on its own. It depends on what's wrong. If I'm throwing up and running a fever, I'll probably just stay home and try to take good care of myself. If I just broke out in a body-wide rash and I don't know why, I'll probably go to the doctor because I don't know how to deal with that.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
13 Dec 09
very wise
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
15 Dec 09
I am at doctors, hospitals for labwork, and specialist enough with my chronic disabilities so I tend to stay away from doctors office unless it is a emergency or something that will not go away after a couple days or 3 of home remedies.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
15 Dec 09
yep it can get really tiring having to go to the doctors so often like that.
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
16 Dec 09
You are right about that, the problem is half of my medications I only get a 30-day dose so some of the doctor's I have to go monthly or every 2 months
• United States
14 Dec 09
Because of what happened to both of my parents I believe that if I go to the hospital, I'm not coming back. I don't trust doctors. So I will just remain at home and if the illness is to kill me at least I'll be in my own bed!
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
15 Dec 09
I really don't know what to say hon, that is really bad,
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• United States
15 Dec 09
I'm sorry. There are a few topics where I get really negative and doctors and hospitals are two .
@eddify (413)
• Pakistan
14 Dec 09
Ok now thats really interesting what sort of sick am I . I have all of them little in me. First of all I dont go to Doctor and wait for it to go away natually. If its not I will wait to see how bad can it turn into. If its really bad only then i go. Besides it, I go to a herbal or homeopathic doctor. I belive they are curable then anything else. For me surgery is not the answer.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
15 Dec 09
okay so you only go if it is really bad, that is the type of sick person you are, thanks for commenting,
@eddify (413)
• Pakistan
15 Dec 09
Another thing that I forgot to mention is that I am too busy and there is loads of work to be done . Thats also one of the reason of not going there. But yes its bad too
@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
14 Dec 09
Hello there Rose. For me, I might wait sometime before I go to the doctor. I would wait awhile, and when things are back on track, I will continue with what I'm doing. But if ever I feel feverish and stuff like that, I would definitely decide to go to the doctor. For me, as long as there are painkillers at home, I won't go to the doctor first, unless something bad happens like totally feeling feverish and stuff like that would I decide to go.
@winterose (39932)
• Canada
14 Dec 09
good point hon
@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
14 Dec 09
• United States
14 Dec 09
I really, really try to avoid going to the doctor. I will wait it out; if my symptoms become really severe or they just won't go away, then I'll break down and go. I try to pay attention to preventative measures and listen to my body, and I rely on natural medicine for the most part. My lungs are my weak spot, because I have asthma, so respiratory infections can be pretty rough for me. When I feel sickness settling in my chest, I head to the doctor, because I know I'll need medication, sometimes x-rays. I still don't completely trust the doctors though, because they don't always know our bodies as well as we do. A couple of years ago, I had to get a friend to rush me to the ER on the verge of passing out because I couldn't breathe. When I eventually saw a doctor, she treated me for asthma and sent me home, though I'd told her I suspected the flu and had the right symptoms. Half an hour after I got home, my friend had to call an ambulance because I was slipping out of conciousness. Though we told the next doctor about my flu-like symptoms, he waited 9 hours to test me for it, while they carted me all over the hospital for x-rays, etc, spreading the virus throughout the building. (Once they diagnosed me, I was quarantined and everyone coming in was supposed to wear masks and gloves - though the nurses rarely did, nor did they use the hand sanitizer on the way out.) Incidentally, during my 4 day stay, the hospital had a TB outbreak, due to their unsanitary practices, so all patients had to be tested. The area where I live is known for having a terrible health care system, so maybe if I lived somewhere else with better doctors and hospitals I would have more trust in traditional health care and be more likely to go.
@winterose (39932)
• Canada
14 Dec 09
gosh that is absolutely disgusting
@winterose (39932)
• Canada
14 Dec 09
I mean you health care system of course is what is disgusting
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
13 Dec 09
I wait till the very last and I cant stand the pain one more min. was like that when They said I had a heart attck passed out at urgent care and took to the hospital in the ambulance. I dont like DOctors one bit and now with haveing ti have a primary Doc. that does nothing but do referals or order blood work and call in perscription seems like thats all he is good for. Wouldnt care if I had all the money in the world I would still try to treat myself as I have always done!
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
13 Dec 09
okay hon, I hope you don't get so sick that it would really jeopardize your heath though.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
14 Dec 09
I feel healthy as a horse as they say .
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
13 Dec 09
I hate doctors, and I would only go because in my ex-job we needed to bring a paper signed by the doctor if we fell sick in order to be payed that day, so I'm the type of person who unless has to be carried by an ambulance woud refuse with all her might to go.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
13 Dec 09
not always a good thing to be that way, you know, somethings are really serious
• Japan
13 Dec 09
Aah, I know. I just have had too many bad experiences with doctors, but I shouldn't be threatening my body because of that, isn't it? I think I'll reconsider.
@gemini_rose (16194)
17 Dec 09
I never ever go to the doctors unless I know it is something that I cannot fix myself at home. I always know in my gut when I am ill with something or there is something wrong that only the doctor can deal with and that is when I go which luckily is not very often. It is the same with my children, I only take them when I am beyond being able to fix their illnesses with home remedies.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
18 Dec 09
yeah I wouldn't go either if it was something that I could fix myself
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
16 Dec 09
For myself I am the kind of person who will usually wait a couple of days to see if I can get over it on my own. When it comes to my children I will usually only wait about a day and then I am making an appointment to see the doctor. My husband is the type that goes to the doctor right away. I don't think it is a good idea to not go to the doctor when you are sick if you are still sick after a few days.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
16 Dec 09
I totally agree with you
• United States
14 Dec 09
I am the type of person if I am sick with the flu I stay home get a bottle of tequila a small one and a thick cover and vicks and sweat it out it does the trick for me I don't know why it works for me but it does it always takes care of the flu for me I guess sweating it out And if i get sicker I will go to the doctor. But you won't find me running there unless I am deafly ill.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
14 Dec 09
tequila now that is interesting.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
14 Dec 09
Well I am always being told of for leaving it so long to call the Nurses out when I get bad but I still leave it a few Days before I do as it can happen quite a lot that I just have a bad Day with this but I have to be honest sometimes I wait to long and leave it till it is unbearable and get told of I don't think I would ever run to the Doctors for every bit, as you know here it is free and before my Illness I hardly ever saw a Doctor actually only during both the Pregnancies, when I had Pneumonia and when I had to get my Meds when the Chronic Bronchitias attacks happened and even then I would rarely go
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
14 Dec 09
yep here in canada it is free too and I don't run out to the doctor for every pain if I did I would be visiting the doctor 7 days a week.
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
13 Dec 09
I do have a phsical problem and I get sick of going to doctors and them doing the same tests over and over and never finding anything. So I can say with some assurance that I am the type of person that goes to the doctor when it is necessary. Everything that happens to me I think maybe it's a side effect of my other problem and sometimes I will seek medical help. Usually I don't go to the doctor until it's bad, but I don't wait till I need an ambulance. I have lost a lot of faith in doctors. There are some things that are wrong where doctors are the only answer.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
13 Dec 09
yes that is so true
@BarBaraPrz (16308)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
13 Dec 09
I suppose I'm the type who waits it out, to see how things develop, before contacting the doctor.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
13 Dec 09
I think most people do
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
13 Dec 09
I pretty much have to be dragged kicking and screaming to the doctor. It is a very rare ocaision that I go on my own. I have to be pretty bad off before that happens. As for my nature when I am sick, well, I'm cranky, miserable and just plain not fun to be around, but....that is negated by the fact that I just like to be left alone when I am sick, just leave me to my own devices, let me sleep, don't fuss over me and we'll get along just fine, lol.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
13 Dec 09
yes I certainly can understand that that is for sure.
@allknowing (54669)
• India
13 Dec 09
self medication - Self medication can only be resorted if the patient knows the condition very well
The moment I have symptoms I will first try and take care of them myself as I have some knowledge of homoeopathy and have a few medicines with me. I would perhaps avoid eating something which I know would have upset me, or go for some home medicines - In other words I will treat myself but if the symptoms do not disappear I will give a call to my family doctor who knows me in and out and he will prescribe something over the phone which normally takes care of my symtpoms. I will sometimes on my own go for some pathological tests too.. If after all this I still find I am not upto the mark then I will go for a thorough check up. I will never delay and try to nip it in the bud
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
13 Dec 09
sounds like a very good approach to me
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
13 Dec 09
Wonderful discussion winterose. I am a person who wait for a reasonable time to get cured by natural remedies. When I feel I cannot bear the sickness anymore and it is going to aggravate, then I will go to the proper doctor, general physician if it is not a big problem, specialist if the problem is severe. I do not want to give problem, as far as possible to others. Hence seeking medical help at this stage is essential.
@winterose (39932)
• Canada
13 Dec 09
yes that is very true,
@mobhomeir (7567)
• Philippines
13 Dec 09
Hi winterose, I admit I have already a sickness that I've been taking care of. I am a type of person that would wait for the worst before going really to the doctor it is because I don't have lots of money for my doctor should I like to see for it. I don't like ambulance if it can be avoided. I hate even the sound of the sirens. honestly if I would have just a lots of money I want to visit my doctor regularly.... Thanks...mobhomier...
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
13 Dec 09
thanks hon, I think that is the case with most people, if they had the money they would go more often
• Philippines
13 Dec 09
Im the person who goes to the hospital when it's already worse.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
13 Dec 09
thanks for responding my friend
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
13 Dec 09
For me I'm a type of a person, when I'm got sick I don't like to go the doctor because I like to take the herbal medicine only and after a few days I'm cured.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
13 Dec 09
okay good to know you have not been really sick, where you had to go to the doctor