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chuks
11th Jun 2008, 06:33
A family friend is in the regional hospital. He was feeling a bit crook on the weekend and went downhill from that so that he went to his local GP who sent him off with a diagnosis of diabetes for immediate treatment.

The kids are in school and the wife is busy, so that I decided to go up there and visit him. I told my wife last night that I was going this afternoon to take him the usual big box of candy and some flowers, when she just rolled her eyes. Wimmin! Try to be a nice guy and this is all you get!

flyblue
11th Jun 2008, 06:41
I`m sure Mrs Chucks knew that your friend is allergic to flowers :E

Foss
11th Jun 2008, 07:17
Diabetes right. Very ill, right. So you're bringing him sweets. Might be an idea to make a few enquiries about that beforehand.

GANNET FAN
11th Jun 2008, 07:46
Foss, you are right on that one. I married a diabetic and have a diabetic son. Feel very sorry for the chap but kind thought from his friend anyway

Solid Rust Twotter
11th Jun 2008, 08:01
Ani fule no hospital patients all prefer biltong...:ok:

gingernut
11th Jun 2008, 14:51
I'm sure he'll appreciate the visit.

And at least you've got something to nibble on whilst enjoying his wonderful floral display.

But I must ask, what sort of bloke buys another bloke flowers.:} Get him a copy of Nuts, or the latest Viz, but flowers.

G-CPTN
11th Jun 2008, 14:58
Some hospitals have banned flowers as they can be a source of something or other.
And BTW, men giving men flowers is popular in Denmark (and no, it's not seen as queer). Roses are traditionally given for anniversaries and/or significant achievements, such that there is an expression 'and he shall have roses' which signifies that someone has 'done well'. It took some getting used to . . .


Hospitals banning flowers:-
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/6979936.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/surrey/7262535.stm
http://archive.theargus.co.uk/2006/1/19/207095.html
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/143/143990_flowers_ban_on_hospital_visitor.html

TBirdFrank
11th Jun 2008, 15:11
They could have been sugar free sweeties!

Its what I exist on now - but there again

ahem - in best Hyacinth Bucket voice

"Aihm a Taipe Two you Know"

Keep chewin the Metformin and counting yer toes boy!

helimutt
11th Jun 2008, 15:41
Gannet Fan, Just out of interest, how old was your son when he developed Diabetes? Type 1 or 2?
My wife is Type 1 and I have a 2yr old son, non diabetic. I always worry he'll develop it too.



As for candy/sweets/cakes, you name it, doesn't seem to stop my wife at all. Just needs to stick herself with a piddly little needle more often if she wishes to have such items.

airship
11th Jun 2008, 16:57
Can one really spread sunshine though?

PS. I'm somewhat of an expert at spreading muck. I'm pretty good at sharing a bit of human warmth too (but only for pudicats usually). :confused:

PPS. Someone suffering from diabetes seriously probably needs a prick or 2 every day, whether or not they bring flowers and candy.

I'm just kidding, chuks, you're not one. :)

gingernut
11th Jun 2008, 17:04
Helimut there does seem to be some genetic component, but this doesn't mean to say your son will develop IDDM. In fact, it's more likely he won't.

The works ongoing..... http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/40025961/
:)

pineridge
11th Jun 2008, 19:00
Solid Rust Twotter..........
I translated your post using a handy website and got the following..............."trafule keine Krankenhauspatienten alle bevorzugen Biltongue…"

Thank-you.

chuks
11th Jun 2008, 19:46
Even I know not to give candy to diabetics. According to my parole officer I shouldn't even give it to schoolkids. What a buzzkill... So many goddam do's and don'ts these days.

It's not like Nigeria, where you really had to excel at something to get yourself in trouble you couldn't buy your way out of. Jeffrey Dahmer would have loved it there.

Tolsti
11th Jun 2008, 20:09
Yes, but only Eland or Kudu as Waterbuck and Reedbuck taste awful!

Solid Rust Twotter
11th Jun 2008, 20:50
One is partial to ostrich 'tong.:ok:

nahsuD
12th Jun 2008, 11:25
Everyone knows that bringing candy/chocolates to a patient is to give him something to bribe the nurses with:E