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When men and women get sick, which tends to be "poor me" more? Who is the bigger whiner?
My husband is the farthest thing from a whiner.
He was stung by a bee in the mouth a few years ago, and I had to take him to the Emergency Room, because he has a mild allergy and his mouth swelled up and I was terribly worried about his airway.
The nurse took me aside and said, "Is he a real Baby? I tend to find these big tattooed, He-Men tend to be really whiny when they get sick or hurt." I had to tell her, "No. He didn't even want to come to the ER. He's as tough as he looks. No whining."
A while later, he was drugged out of his mind and he started to fall off the bed. I tried to put the sides of the gurney up (so he wouldn't fall on the floor) and adjust his blanket and he growled, "I'm fine! Leave me alone!" He then put the sides of the bed down and passed out again ... So I went and tattled on him to the nurse. She came and put the sides of the bed up and when she tried to "take care" of him, by arranging his blankets, adjusting the ice packs etc, he growled at her, too (but in a nicer way than he did to me.) She took me aside later, laughing and said, "You were right. He is a toughy. He does not
liked to be fussed over. Big guys usually do. This is one for the record book." LOL!
Every ER visit we've ever had (with him as the patient) has gone like this. He attempted to turn down a bottle of Vicodin when he broke his hand. "I won't need any." I took him aside and hissed, "You better take that fucking prescription home!" He did.