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November 9, 2004

dealing with men's "silent agony"

portrait of a man's quiet agony
Dear Andrew:

Hemorrhoids need not be a man's "silent agony". About half of the population have hemorrhoids by age 50, and it is nothing to be ashamed of. But before a National television shoot, I'd recommend the following home remedies:
  • Warm tub or sitz baths several times a day in plain, warm water for about 10 minutes;
  • Ice packs to help reduce swelling;
  • Application of a hemorroidal cream or suppository to the affected area for a limited time;
Try to soften your stool by eating high-fiber foods, or those that induce softer stool, such as bananas. Should symptoms persist, see your physician for further treatment.

With concern and empathy,
Jimbo

Posted by jimbo at November 9, 2004 12:58 PM

Comments

You know, Jimbo...I saw the ending credits just last night and was thinking to myself: " Did I just see what I thought I saw?"

Thanks to you, apparently I did.

Posted by: Corin at November 9, 2004 1:58 PM

It's clear Andrew is an 'itchy' hemorrhoid sufferer, while I am more of a 'burning' symptomatic individual.

In either case, compassion is called for regardless of political affiliation or stance.

Posted by: jimbo at November 9, 2004 2:14 PM

i shouldn't have taken a bite of cereal before your post loaded. milk came out my nose on this one, thanks jimbo.

Posted by: bmw at November 9, 2004 3:02 PM

Oh, I feel for Andy. I wonder if his boyfriend exacerbated the condition (I love that word).

Posted by: homer at November 9, 2004 3:48 PM

Andrew Sullivan? Isn't this some sort of "come-uppance" for all the bareback sex?

Posted by: sam at November 9, 2004 4:54 PM

ROMAL Oh, Jimbo, thats just not right.

Posted by: wyocwby at November 9, 2004 5:36 PM

Jimbo,
Maybe it's his "stance" that caused the irritation... Either way, I suggest some hydrocortisone cream (1%) with aloe.

Posted by: copperred at November 9, 2004 7:47 PM

Maybe it's just all the 'deep loads' he advertised for-- ew.

Posted by: Paul at November 10, 2004 12:45 AM

Maybe he got an innocent little wedgie when he moved the wrong way and it required the two handed approach to fix.

Posted by: Fran at November 10, 2004 1:52 AM

Hey Copperred Carl: when making comments on this blog, please click the 'Post' button ONLY ONCE. I have been cleaning up multiple comments, many from you, which are made by the impatient. Sometimes you get an error, but in most cases, when you hit the 'Post' button, and even if there is an error, the post has gone through. Another idea is to check the blog and see if your first comment went through BEFORE you repost. I have been cleaning up multiple comments a lot lately, and it's a lot of maintenance.

Posted by: jimbo at November 10, 2004 9:08 AM

Damnit! I fell asleep through that episode and I missed the best part!

Posted by: Fredo at November 10, 2004 1:19 PM

boy, you get clocked on the head ONE NIGHT and you miss everything.

what? no quicktime capture?

Posted by: johnny at November 11, 2004 1:56 AM

Maybe you should have had a caption contest, Jimbo. :)

Posted by: GodOfBiscuits at November 16, 2004 4:17 AM

Maybe you should have had a caption contest, Jimbo. :)

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