Posts tagged "illness"

True Story: I’m A Woman Who Gets “Man Flu”

As a child, I was sick with relative frequency. I remember returning to third grade after a month off with mono, several pounds lighter, and my skin pale from lack of exposure to sun. As I walked in, all Colin from The Secret Garden, the bitchiest girl in the class announced "You’re, like, always sick."…
By: Phylisa Wisdom / August 8, 2014

Study: If You Want To Save Your Marriage, Don’t Get Sick

In case there weren't enough findings already being used to perpetuate female insecurity, a University of Michigan study has found that older couples are more likely to divorce when the wife gets sick. Hoping to learn how heart disease, cancer, stroke and other diseases impact relationships, UMich researchers analyzed data on 2,717 married couples. It…
By: Claire Hannum / May 5, 2014

9 Beauty Products Specially Made For Cold & Flu Season

When you’re laid up with a winter cold, sinus infection or (aaack) the flu, the last thing on your mind is looking beautiful. But some beauty products will actually help you feel better, no matter how bad your symptoms might be. Stock up on a few of these goodies—– some of which…
By: Lilit Marcus / February 4, 2014

Woman Battling Breast Cancer Criticized For Tweeting & Blogging About Her Illness

The New York Times' Bill Keller and his wife Emma Gibley Keller (in the UK's Guardian — which has since been removed) have criticized a woman named Lisa Bonchek Adam, a blogger who is battling stage IV breast cancer, while questioning the "ethics" of writing about terminal illness and comparing it to "funeral selfies." The whole…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2014

“Third Rock From The Sun” Actress Kristen Johnston Is Suffering From Rare Form Of Lupus

"Third Rock From The Sun" actress Kristen Johnston opened up that she is suffering from a rare form of lupus, an autoimmune disorder which creates muscle weakness. [Today.com, People] A transcript of a voicemail left by Prince William to Kate Middleton while they were dating was read in a British…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2013

The Best/Worst Parts About Being Sick

If you noticed slightly fewer baby panda-related posts on The Frisky last week, your eyes were not deceiving you. I was out sick, or I guess I should say "in" sick, because all I did was sleep, read Gone Girl, and sleep some more. Because I've been a recluse from society and have no idea…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2013

5 Mysterious & Bizarre Symptoms Explained

One of the upsides to being a nurse is that I can generally tell you WHY you feel a certain way. One of the downsides is that I can generally tell you WHY you feel a certain way, which is why I rarely mention my medical background to people who don't know me. After that…
By: The Stir / September 17, 2012

Incredible Dude And Author Plan Amazing Surprise For Sick Friend

Colvin Jang was looking for a way to make his terminally ill friend Nachu's dream come true, and using the power of the online community of Reddit, he was able to make that happen. You see, Nachu was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, and was told that he may not live past June. The final book…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 25, 2012

Dear Wendy: “I Got Sick And My Friends Abandoned Me”

I'm 25 and earlier this year I was diagnosed with a chronic illness that I've yet to really get a handle on. It's been very emotional for me to say the least, and to top it off I feel like I've been somewhat abandoned by my friends. The thing is, I know they're all lovely…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 21, 2010

I Have Lupus

The first time I noticed my fingers changing colors was my junior year of high school. It was January and I had just finished my last final for the semester. I was outside with a group of my friends waiting for my dad to pick me up when I looked down at my hands. They…
By: Erin Fennell / August 25, 2010

Mind Of Man: Real Men Don’t Need To Be “Nurtured”

When I'm ill, I drink whiskey. More specifically, a hot toddy, otherwise known as “Irish Nyquil.” My beloved local bartender from North Ireland taught me her old family recipe -- just hot water, a couple jiggers of whiskey, and lemon wedges studded with cloves. One of those, spicy Kung Pao chicken, and bed. I behave…
By: John DeVore / February 17, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Men Are More Likely To Leave When A Partner Is Seriously Ill

A study in the medical journal Cancer found that a man is seven times more likely to leave his partner if she is seriously ill than if the tables are turned. This might be due to the conditioning of women to be caretakers of their loved ones. [Times of London]—Insert tasteless Joh…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2009

How To Nurse A Sick Man Back To Health

My honey bunny threw out his back this weekend moving heavy boxes into our new apartment and literally couldn't move unassisted for 48 hours. Despite my lack of qualifications for the job, I became the de facto meal-maker, bath-giver, walker-to-the-bathroom, and all around nursemaid. Luckily for us both, I passed the Not Nurse Ratched…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2009

Dating Don’ts: How Not To Deal With A Sick Boy

Devil get behind me, it’s cold and flu season. Maybe it’s because I grew up with a mom who refused to categorize any of her five kids as officially “sick” unless fluids were exploding and the temperature hit well into the hundreds, but I am not the person you want taking care of you whe…
By: Judy McGuire / March 19, 2009

Sexercise: Sweat It Out

We’re not sure if the British NHS (National Health Service) is just trying to lower their state health care costs or get their employees laid, but the agency is saying that having sex is a cure-all catch-all, lowering your risks for everything from heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis to the common cold. Ha! Finally proof…
By: Simcha / February 12, 2008