Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Sick Bed Blues


 Chris has been unwell in bed for much of the day
Sore throat and a heavy cold
I have renamed him, Violet,
Dowager, Countess of Grantham for the day!
It seems apt
His throat does look somewhat swollen
But at lunchtime he has managed to force down,
2 large pieces of gruyere cheese quiche, a side salad,
One large bowl of curry soup
And a massive slab of Christmas cake
So I suspect he'll pull through....
Hey ho

52 comments:

  1. Try force-feeding him some sprouts, as they're plentiful as never before. ( I just LOVE 'em. Don't you?) Should at least take his mind off that throat and cold and get him out of bed.

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    1. With bacon bits, butter and chestnuts
      Wonderful

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    2. Must try that suggestion (omitting the first ingredient). Might well turn out to be this Xmas' dinner.

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  2. Oh my. PLEASE force me to eat gruyere cheese quiche. I'm sick!

    Well, in the head at least...

    It counts!

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    1. It was bloody nice..not that I had much of it

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  3. Poor Chris. Thank goodness he has a personal, professional nurse at his beck and call - and also a well trained chef by sound of it!
    How come you've cut the Christmas cake already - and how does one enjoy such a dense, fruit-filled baked delight with a sore throat?

    I sure hope he cuter than Maggie!
    Be well soon Chris.

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    1. I know he likes it mary, so I bought him a small one today

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  4. I am sure he will survive, given all that nutrition served up with a side of saucy attitude... :)

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    1. He laughed long and hard at that comment

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  5. "Feed a cold"! As the saying goes.
    Hope that he is well soon, for your sake as well as his.

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    1. Starve a cold, feed a fever? Feed a cold, starve a fever? I can never get those straight.

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  6. Good that he is eating well to help his body get rid of the cold. Not everyone has an appetite like a child when they are sick. I can eat at any time.

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  7. I'm sure you've seen the movie "Moonstruck," with the old woman lying in bed dismissively waving her hand at Danny Aiello's character as he sobs for his "dying mother." I always think of that scene when someone is bedridden with a cold. "She got better!"

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  8. I feel a cold coming on...will be round later for dinner!

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  9. That's not a cold...it's 'man flu'...could be fatal.
    Jane x

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  10. Now who gave him a cold in the first place, that's the thing.
    Get well soon both.

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  11. Sounds like he'll be just fine...but will YOU survive his cold?

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  12. Poor Chris - wish him all the best. The lunch time menu looks pretty good.

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  13. My prescription, exactly.

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  14. Ever heard of the term "sympathy"? Listing the nosh that Chris has consumed whilst on his sick bed suggests an ironic dismissal of his aliments. When I am ill, Shirley prepares a Sunday roast with all the trimmings. apple pie and custard plus a couple of "Mars" bars and a family sized bag of cheese and onion crisps. Later I ask her to order a takeaway curry with rice and couple of nans. Our eiderdown ends up more soiled than if I had had a bulldog, a terrier and a mad turkey for company.

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  15. What happened to the masturbating dog, was she allowed on the patient's bed?

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    1. Not with chris in it!
      That's the rules

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  16. I've just made an extra hot chilli for dinner tonight to help get rid of chesty colds and sore throats in our household. May also help to keep us warm in the heavy snow that's forecast for the next three days! Get well soon Chris.

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  17. Ah, Chris, eating the Christmas cake and everything else in the world, yet you're "sick." Very clever, Chris, very clever.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. That's why he has a PhD

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  18. Good Lord! I want to be sick at your house! That quiche sounds wonderful....

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    1. It was, he's finished it

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  19. Next time I have a cold I want to stay at your house, the menu and nursing sound fantastic.
    Twiggy

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  20. Poor Chris, but at least he has a professional nurse bringing him homemade delights ... and the threat of lots of little furry bodies joining him in bed if he stays there too long.

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  21. he can't be THAT sick to eat all THAT!

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  22. You know what they say John - feed a cold and starve a fever. Hope a)that he is soon better and b) that you don't get it.

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    1. It's all your fault then.

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  23. I hope he feels better soon, for both your sakes.

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  24. Well, there has been no loss of appetite, that's good! There is a bad cold going around these parts, too. It's that time of year, I guess. Well wishes to Chris, and sympathy to you :)

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  25. My Mother once had good old D&V from not storing the last of the turkey properly but after her acoustic and prolonged performance in the wee hours she was heard to announce she'd 'had that salmonella thing last night'. Sadly she failed to provide an explanation for how someone suffering acute salmonella poisoning was able to scoff two boiled eggs a pile of toast and a pot of tea less than 12hrs later....! She tried to punt the idea it may have been a Christmas Miracle but that didn't seem to find any takers.

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  26. Sounds like a waste of good food on a cold. Your colds must be different in Wales. I never can taste anything and I sure don't have anyone to wait on me. The best I can do is a can of tomato soup, orange juice, and ice cream…and a lot of sympathy and tea feeling sorry for me

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  27. The patient is able to sit up and take a little nourishment, that's a good sign! He'll have that fruit cake demolished in no time.

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  28. Before you know it he'll be ready to lace on the old corset and terrorize the help again. Keep the silver tea service polished.

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  29. I take olive leaf extract at the very first sign of cold weather.... I haven't had a cold for years! But I am not sure you can buy it in the UK.
    Glad Chris is feeling better... I'd love your gruyere cheese recipe... it sounds divine!!

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    1. Umm that should read gruyere cheese quiche recipe... doh!

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  30. Sorry to hear the Professor has come down with the crud, It is encouraging to hear he is able to manage a very light lunch, Lordy! He scarffed down more food than a healthy person would eat in an entire day. I think he will pull through Nurse John - just keep the room service coming. It always helps to be treated with TLC when under the weather, Good thing you are excellent at providing that & a great cook to boot.

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  32. He is so lucky to have you to care for him.

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  33. can i have lunch with you sometime?

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  34. Chris does sound a little needy and there you are, John, already a nurse and it's such a nurturing profession, yada, yada, yada.... You're a good sport, John, and Chris is lucky to have you if the truth be told....

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  35. I always read 'Jude the Obscure' when ill. It might have the same effect on Chris!

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  36. Get better! He has a great caregiver watching over him. I'd be happy to be sick if I could eat like that! ;-)

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  37. Taking that old adage 'feel a cold, starve a fever' to new dizzy heights!

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    1. Should have said 'feed a cold' obviously

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  38. Ha! This is how he eats when he doesn't have an appetite?

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