Sunday, January 07, 2007


history: young man in his 20s - 40s. runny nose, cough, sore throat and other vague symtoms. tends to cause much subjective pain and discomfort. sufferer increasingly complains in female presense.
examination: subjective:pain+++ complaining+++ dying+++ objective: normal
vitals normal systems normal
investigations: the rugby test:will stay in bed moaning until mention of rugby game on TV upon which will always find it in him to overcome subjective symptoms.
management: is a self limiting illness but may happen any number of times within one man's life.

Jenny "Nightingale" Andrews


Anonymous alyn said...

That's a double insult because a) it comes from a woman who will never understand the agony of man-flu and b) it's from a doctor - which of course unless most of your internal organs are hanging out - you are just labelled a woose.

Having suffered (or am currently suffering to be more accurate) from man-flu at its raging worse, I find that copious amounts of chocolate, internet surfing and lemsip are the only solutions (though sufferer can substitute internet surfing with watching rugby if so desired).

Get well soon Nick, I'm rooting for you [cough, cough, splutter splutter]. Jenny, AJ will be in touch no doubt to lend you support.

11:13 pm  
Blogger A.J. said...

yep, seriously I think it is the wives who "suffer' the most from these bouts of Man-flu... oh the whining!

I feel I may have even less grace for it having gone through 9 week of morning sickness that felt like really stomach flu and had me toilet hugging for 9 weeks straights sometime 13 times a day! Imagine if men had to be the ones getting pregnant and all that comes with that! We would never hear the end of it! Clearly God knows what he is doing.

9:24 pm  
Blogger A.J. said...

Wow I should proof read before posting... sorry about that!

9:25 pm  
Blogger David Williamson said...

Maybe men regularly give birth and just don't make a fuss about it?

6:14 pm  
Anonymous Anna Bell said...

How many children have you given birth to, Dave? I'm intrigued. I want to meet these secret offspring of yours...

1:26 am  

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