My husband sees his doctor often and is more concerned about his health than I am about my own health. He's not a hypochondriac, but does not follow the "normal" male pattern of not seeing his doctor.
Yet he has some unrealistic health/body beliefs!
He walks every day, used to run every day. Goes to the gym 3 times a week. I think (?) he thinks this great physical activity he does is all he needs to do."I exercise everyday therefore I am healthy!" He eats nothing for breakfast or lunch, eats dinner, then has desserts (yes plural) the rest of the evening!
He often is tired during the day...duh maybe because he hasn't eaten anything!
But the stupidest is he had hemorrhoids, had surgery about 5 years ago. He has some bleeding again and thinks it is from eating sharp, hard, foods......"I can't eat tortilla chips anymore they cause me to have bleeding!" (Yes he's had regular colonoscopies).
Does he think these chips go through his whole GI system maintaining their crisp hard texture? I guess so?
I don't even respond to that....I just say "Uh, uh, okay, no more tortilla chips."
Last edit by brownbook on Aug 8, '16
Jul 14, '16
It is funny what lay people think sometimes. I had a coworker (not a nurse) that said now that it's summer she won't eat pork because it causes high blood pressure.
Jul 14, '16
It is funny sometimes to hear some peoples health beliefs, Brownbook. I am guilty of going to the gym and then thinking I deserve chocolate cake or something equally bad for me.
But the tortilla chip thing is the funniest.
Jul 26, '16
How about this one..."So, if I have a stroke or heart attack, I'll just die."
Yuh, right. What about if you don't die, but live?
Then how are you going to like it?
NOT. AT. ALL.
And neither will I.