The Man Cold

My husband has an illness and it has become pretty serious.

He came home from work the other day and you could just see it on his face that he was in complete agony. He walked through the front door and didn’t say a word to me, just twisted his face into the most pained expression I’ve ever seen and let out a groan. HE COULDN’T EVEN SPEAK, YOU GUYS. How he managed to make it from the door to the couch is a mystery to me because his feet were just dragging along the floor. HIS FEET WOULDN’T COOPERATE. It was so heartbreaking. When he finally plopped down on the couch, HE COULD BARELY OPEN HIS EYES. Somehow, the three foot trek to the couch just tired him out so much that he couldn’t even look at me! Oh, my poor Justin. It’s a good thing I’m skilled in picking up on all those SUBTLE CLUES or who knows what kind of horrors may have ensued.

Since we’ve been through this a few times in the past, I was able to diagnose him instantly. Let me just tell you, this is worse than any pain you or I have experienced. Don’t even try to compare because you have no idea. It is worthy of more sympathy and attention than all the cramps, achiness, and fatigue we deal with every month, and in some cases it can even be more intense than childbirth! I’m telling you, this is not a joke.

You’d be wise to keep a watchful eye on your own husband to make sure he hasn’t caught it, though from the stories I hear from my friends, it may already have spread to nearly every husband on the planet. Just be aware.

45 thoughts on “The Man Cold

  1. if your husband is like my husband he will pout when he sees this post haha! i am pregnant and sicker than a dog yes i have thrown up blood this pregnancy just like with my last pregnancy. So to all you men stop whining until you get fat, throw up blood, have constant migraines and have the emotional life of a crazy roller coaster that make you vomit constantly oh ya and push a basketball out of your bum then you can cry! Until then suck it up and take tylenol cold and sinus!

  2. ……………if your husband is like my husband he will pout when he sees this post haha! i am pregnant and sicker than a dog yes i have thrown up blood this pregnancy just like with my last pregnancy. So to all you men stop whining until you get fat, throw up blood, have constant migraines and have the emotional life of a crazy roller coaster that make you vomit constantly oh ya and push a basketball out of your bum then you can cry! Until then suck it up and take tylenol cold and sinus!

  3. I have this now, but it doesn’t affect women quite the same way. I have been able to work every day this week. I was allowed to have a nap afterward, though :)

  4. hahaha! that was really funny … and so, SO true. oh well, it’s OK, give him some TLC and then hopefully he’ll give you some when it’s your turn to get sick :)

  5. Oh yes – the infamous Man Cold. My husband gets them, too, and surprisingly, has the exact same symptoms and reactions as yours. Those poor men. Its a good thing they don’t give birth or get mastitis. They’d literally die.

  6. Too funny! My son is falling right in to those foot steps as well. Bless your heart, good luck!

  7. OR…how about when we are sick, yet still take care of the kid(s), go to work, etc.

    I love it. This post makes me laugh at the truth in it. :)

  8. I’m lucky Pete has a really good immune system otherwise it would be unbearable. He’s soooo miserable when he’s sick. But he takes good care of me when I’m feeling under the weather so I can’t complain too much.

  9. Haha! Oh this is so true in my house too. My favorite was when the hubby got a small cold (I’m talking a couple coughs & sneezes for MAYBE a day) while I was pregnant with Sophia. He wakes up and comes into the bathroom in the midst of me puking my brains out with morning sickness and says *sniffle sniffle sneeze* “I think I’m gonna die”.

    I shot him daggers and said “Yes, you ARE gonna die…because I’m going to strangle you for saying that right now.”

  10. SO true!!! my husband climbs mountains and hurls himself down them on a mountain bike and gets into all sorts of other life-endangering situations, but when he catches a bit of a sniffle, oh LORD, then he’s *really* gonna die…. it’s so pathetic. i’m so glad i’m not the only one who struggles with showing my man the sympathy he so insists he deserves :-)

  11. My husband almost didn’t come to my 12 week pregnancy appointment with me because he got the man cold that morning!! He wasn’t even that sick yet (he was just getting the first sign of a sore throat and he was already too sick to come listen to the heart beat of his first child)……. I guess this is my second child, because I already have one 3-4 times a year. Good luck!!

  12. You better patent that post! That was… AWESOME!!!! Same in our house. All I’m going to say!

    It also happens when the case of no-sleeps happens. When no one gets sleep included him on the days that effects him (ONE!). When the kids sleep in past 8 on his day off with them (while on my days off, they are up at 4 a.m., 6 a.m., etc).

    YAWNNNNN

  13. bahahahahahahahaha!!! so funny, and oh, SO true. :) men are pathetic when it comes to sickness. PA-thetic.

    I hope your poor Justin will make a full recovery.

  14. LMAO
    don’t even get me started. He can work through it but the second he gets home, good grief. *weak cough* honey, I’m sick… :(
    MEANWHILE, TWO WEEKS EARLIER…
    I’m a pale wreck lying on the couch with a baby to the left and a three year old to the right sick as a dog and he bounces in all “Hm, kinda messy in here… what’s for dinner?”
    meatballs, you’re providing them. stab.

  15. …it’s totally contagious! every man i know with a good woman seems to have this illness :)

  16. Dave came home the other day and seriously said “I’m PRETTY SURE I’m getting a cold” then proceeded to take Nyquil and go pass out.
    I, however, had a stomach virus last week and this week am suffering from a sinus infection, sore throat, AND am 6 months pregnant. I took zero time off and zero medications. I continued my normal mommy, housewife, full time worker duties and am pretty sure I will survive to see another day. I’m concerned he might not, it must be awful for him.

  17. this is so sad and true. I think my husband may have your husband beat in the his is worse than anything ever endured in the history of mankind. Never mind that I had strep throat and motion sickness our entire honeymoon. He has a sinus infection!!! How silly of us women!!

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