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Is there a stubborn husband prayer available?

post #1 of 22
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Mike had a bad week. He had a heavy two drawer file cabinet fall on his legs and bruise the heck out of them. Being borderline diabetic, he had to put up with my nagging him to go to the doctor, but he didn't go...GRRR!

Then he was walking across the kitchen and he slipped on the cat food tray and it went out from under him like a skateboard. He fell heavy on his back. Still wouldn't go to the doctor.

The other day when he was putting together my new desk unit, the sliding tray and the keyboard fell and hit him in the head (he was underneath hooking up computer wires) You guessed it, he still refuses to go to the doctor. Now he is flat on the couch, can't move, complaining about all the pain he is in. I told him my sympathy meter is pretty low. He should have gone to the doctor instead of being so dang stubborn!

For an intelligent man, when it comes to his over-all health, this man is an idiot!
post #2 of 22
Ohhh..Roger is like that. He will complain about his knees (football stuff) or that he has a cramp in his side. On top of it, he has had HEMMORROIDS (GASP!!!) for like a year and sometimes they are very painful. He has borderline high bloodpressure with a serious history of cancer/diabetes in his family. Will the man go to the doctor? No. No matter what I do or what I say...he will not go. I tell him that I will make the appointment, but that makes no difference. He just won't go. I told him to just make sure that he has a phatty life insurance policy for Courtney and I!!!
post #3 of 22
Oh Mary Anne - I really wish Mike would go to the doctor! What a rough week he has had.

BM going his way!
post #4 of 22
Aww MA what a bad week Mike had. If it's any consolation it sounds like a perfectly normal male reaction .

Mike - go to the doctor.
post #5 of 22
Poor Mike! My father was the same way - a meat-cutter who had too many accidents with knives over the years to count and a horrible bleeding ulcer. He would make it to the doctor when a) his cuts were borderline gangreen (sp?) or b) in an ambulance after passing out from his ulcer.

Men!! Sometimes you just have to grab them by the hair and drag them where you want them to go!!
post #6 of 22
Poor Mike! I can sympathize with you. Robert has a cut on his finger that simply won't heal. He cut himself back in July, and it remained open till September, then started to heal over. For the past two weeks it has been open again, and he keeps putting Betadine on it, but won't go to the doctor's. If he'd gotten it sewn in the first place, this wouldn't be going on.
This is for Mike:
post #7 of 22
Oh, boy. Get thee to a physician, Mike!

I wonder if you could trick him into it - set an appointment and tell him he needs to come with you on an errand to help you out, and just 'happen' to make a stop at the doctor's office?
post #8 of 22
Sounds like my guy. I just nag him until he goes just to shut me up.
post #9 of 22
Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servant Mike, and give your power of healing (and patience) to those who minister to his needs, that he may be strengthened in his weakness and have confidence in your loving care, (also that he may heed the caring suggestions of his wife that he seek professional help due to the compromised nature of his immune system); through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
post #10 of 22
I would suggest bringing the doctor over to your house.
My mum had to do that a couple of times when i couldnt move.
post #11 of 22
Good grief! Have you considered nicknaming him Grace?

I'm having the same issue with Jon right now. He only has one kidney at around 85% function and has been having back pain lately but refuses to go to the dr. Men can be so difficult! Maybe after a few days of being in pain he will give in and go.
post #12 of 22
Shame on you Mike!!!!! Now listen to your wife and GO TO THE DOCTOR!!!!
post #13 of 22
Since it's his back that has been injured perhaps you can suggest a compromise - instead of seeing a doctor, suggest that he sees a chiropractor first and get an assessment, an adjustment and a massage. Then, if the chiropractor suggests he sees a doctor, have him agree that he will then see the doctor. I suspect it is part male "I am tough, I can take it" ego, and part "But what if he finds something REALLY wrong with me?" fear of losing control over himself. I have no idea why people find the idea 'Well, if I don't know about it, then it isn't a problem" so reassuring rather than have something confirmed as a problem and get it resolved:-).

Good luck, MA and Mike. Hey, maybe you can ask him to get to the doctor as your Christmas present!

Kathryn
post #14 of 22
Shall we all descend upon Mike and Mary Anne's house and DRAG him to a doctor?
post #15 of 22
My Mother refused to go to the doctors too. My Dad always said how she was good about telling others to go but not about going herself.

On one end I don't blame them, I hate going, you have no control,you have sit with one of those gowns on.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by twofatcats
Shall we all descend upon Mike and Mary Anne's house and DRAG him to a doctor?
Then again, if enough of us TCS females wound up there, we could NAG him into going, I bet! {{HUGS}} to you, MA, I do know how you feel, Charlie is just as bad!
post #17 of 22
I just checked google for "stuborn husband prayer" and it came up with nothing. All kidding aside I hope something will trigger Mike to go. I can understand though. I go to the doctor as little as possible, even when things aren't up to snuff. I always try to tough it out on my own first.
post #18 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emma's Friend
Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servant Mike, and give your power of healing (and patience) to those who minister to his needs, that he may be strengthened in his weakness and have confidence in your loving care, (also that he may heed the caring suggestions of his wife that he seek professional help due to the compromised nature of his immune system); through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
That was lovely.

Mike, please go to the Dr! We all love you and only want the best for you!
, MA
post #19 of 22
Mary Anne... tell Mike he sounds just like me when it comes to doctors.
post #20 of 22
Men! Can you trick him Make an appointment and pretend you are taking him out for lunch, then just drive him there.

My hubby does the same thing - has had serious headaches and a pain that he had back in January that put him in the hospital has re-occured, yet he won't check it out. I told him, don't blame me if you wind up dead, I told you to go to the doctor.
post #21 of 22
Oh you know men... my dad used to complain like crazy when he wasn't feeling great (and of course he would tell us to 'suck it up' whenever we got sick) but of course he thinks he was stoic, whatever!

Ouch, sounds like Mike had quite the week though! Tell him we've taken a poll and we all agree he should get himself to the doctor!
post #22 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lorie D.
Shame on you Mike!!!!! Now listen to your wife and GO TO THE DOCTOR!!!!
MA Best wishes, hope Mike "into" Reason!
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