No matter what the age of the other guy do not talk about any health issues. Even if the issue is obvious or somewhat obvious, I don't want to hear about your herniated disc, your sciatica, your last or upcoming doctor's appointment, definitely not your colonoscopy, your polio, your thyroid, and JFC I just learned the other night what a CPAP CPAF whatever it's called is. It was very startling. I thought it was some kind of oxygen tank or artificial lung. I'm over 50 and I get that we're all aging but if I wanted to hear about that stuff I would work in a nursing home, get into an open relationship or spend time with my 80 year old mother and her Pokeno club. You're missing out on getting some sex or getting better longer sex.
Tip #1 for the 50 and Older Crowd
|by Anonymous||reply 75||October 23, 2021 4:38 PM|
OP- If you were on a date with a guy who needed a CPAP device to sleep, it's likely he'd be like one of those people you see on My 600 Pound Life. He'd be SUPER morbidly obese- unless that's the type of guy who gets you HOT in the pants.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||October 16, 2021 2:06 PM|
I turned down an invitation last week because of my psoriasis. Once, I had a patch of skin that looked like South America. My lover swooped his finger below it and said, “I’m almost Magellan.” One guy called me hamburger ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||October 16, 2021 2:24 PM|
I had a CPAP at 22, and I was thin as a rake (ultimately had a cancerous tumor removed from my throat that was the cause) No one is immune to health problems. You're a judgmental, ignorant cunt OP, I hope you're inundated with a legion of health concerns and no one wants to fuck you.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||October 16, 2021 2:33 PM|
There was a kid from my high school. I never knew him but he died of cancer at 21 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||October 16, 2021 2:37 PM|
Tip #1 for OP from the over 50 crowd - we might not be perfect, but at least we’re not you.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||October 16, 2021 2:45 PM|
[quote]JFC I just learned the other night what a CPAP CPAF whatever it's called is. It was very startling. I thought it was some kind of oxygen tank or artificial lung.
You actually saw one in a bedroom and thought it was large enough to be an artificial lung?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||October 16, 2021 2:45 PM|
"I'm almost Magellan." LOL!!! Stupid but funny. I feel your pain. I get psoriasis on my forehead and eyebrows. I put aloe vera gel in the patches and they disappear. Before that nothing really worked.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||October 16, 2021 2:46 PM|
R7, I’m just willing to wait on the stretches when I’m relatively clear. Maybe 10% to 15% coverage. It’s also a byproduct of being arthritic. Aloe is good, but have you tried any prescriptions? Clobetasol and Triamcinolone have been really effective.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||October 16, 2021 3:00 PM|
R7). Triamcinolone used to be available OTC, for cheap. Some asshole purchased the patent, rebranded it and the price went from $5 a tube to $500 for the exact same thing. My insurance covers it, but it’s such a scam I just pick up a generic version when I go to Mexico for about $10. I’ve heard it’s still available OTC in Canada.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||October 16, 2021 3:10 PM|
OP has stated her boundaries!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||October 16, 2021 3:12 PM|
I won't agree until after I've told you about my colon.
It now throws an explosive tantrum after too much caffeine, nicotine, THC, and/or split peas.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||October 16, 2021 3:14 PM|
I can't even eat bacon anymore - near-immediate explosions.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||October 16, 2021 3:16 PM|
Well, if you're a bottom do NOT mention your IBS as he's rimming you.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||October 16, 2021 3:20 PM|
Re psoriasis— calcipotriene-betamethasone ointment is effective. Also an effective topical is Enstillar. Otezla is very good medication. All require a prescription.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||October 16, 2021 3:34 PM|
Maybe they're just telling you that stuff to test your empathy levels, OP. Do you ever hear from any of them again?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||October 16, 2021 3:42 PM|
People who constantly drone on about their health issues are boring whiners, and I have very little patience for them. What is the point of constantly complaining? When I am ill or injured, I just want to be left alone. I don’t want anyone’s fucking sympathy.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||October 16, 2021 4:05 PM|
R16 Thank you, Mister Man.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||October 16, 2021 4:23 PM|
R12, Eureka! Now I understand my reaction to bacon-topped pizza!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||October 16, 2021 4:35 PM|
Haven't youse guys heard that "Misery Loves Company"?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||October 16, 2021 4:37 PM|
if you think a CPAP is an oxygen tank or artificial lung, you're dumb as shit OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||October 16, 2021 4:44 PM|
A friend was dying of cancer and all but two of her 'friends' deserted her. Her funeral was huge and all the 'friends' turned up. She had asked me to do the eulogy, which i was honored to do. I made amendments at the last minute to make mention how much it hurt her that people had disappeared when she was sick. I hope she got a laugh out of that, wherever she is. People are cunts.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||October 16, 2021 4:49 PM|
[quote] People are cunts.
Yes, but I love YOU for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||October 16, 2021 4:57 PM|
OP - on an early date, a hookup, at work or with casual acquaintances I agree with you. When talking with friends problems and life shit are supposed to come up - that’s the point of friendship.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||October 16, 2021 5:15 PM|
Of course I wasn't talking about friends and family. I'm talking about guys you've just met whether for a hookup or a coffee date or wherever. I have no problem being a good listener, supportive and empathetic if we start to or become friends. I don't want to hear anything about a gastroenterologist. There's nothing wrong, bad or mean about what I'm saying. It's a turn off and I think for most guys it is. I don't apologize for anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||October 16, 2021 6:00 PM|
Totally get your point, OP. It would be supremely weird in a getting to know you situation. It could be a red flag -- like when someone keeps bringing up resentments against exes.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||October 16, 2021 6:52 PM|
When I started taking a daily probiotic for digestive issues, my mild case of psoriasis cleared up.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||October 16, 2021 7:17 PM|
r24 Great example of why the titles on threads should be changable. Because you have to think about it to realize you mean date with new person
|by Anonymous||reply 27||October 16, 2021 9:33 PM|
[quote] threads should be changable.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||October 16, 2021 9:40 PM|
I'm sorry OP, I'm having trouble deciphering your post. See, my eyeglass prescription is so old, everything is all blurry!!! You wouldn't happen to know how to enlarge font on the computer thingy. Technology is the bane of my existence! You know what? Nevermind, I'll get the neighbor boy to come over and show me! He's a real sweetie. I always give him five dollars when I need someone to come by and vacuum under the bed. These rickety knees aren't meant for kneeling... anymore!!!! Lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||October 16, 2021 9:46 PM|
Reminds me of a song Don't worry about my colonoscopy Cause lover you won't recover me I'm not too low. I'm not too high Ill get by just me and my colonoscopeeeeeeee
|by Anonymous||reply 30||October 16, 2021 10:10 PM|
I think my spleen is leaking. Oh, waiter, may I have another decaf? So, anyway, like I was saying about my spleen.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||October 16, 2021 10:14 PM|
Is it a drip or a trickle?
Hey! We should date.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||October 16, 2021 10:25 PM|
I find health complications interesting. I am actually interested in hearing about medical issues. But I had a lot of major illnesses/hospitalizations as a kid and am a bit of a hypochondriac now - so I’ve always been curious about how the body works - or more specifically, how it doesn’t work like it normally does. The reality that the body functions so perfectly the majority of the time is fascinating to me - as are the myriad ways it goes awry.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||October 16, 2021 10:34 PM|
I get you, OP, but as an old myself I see the value in listening sympathetically to friends and acquaintances' oversharing on health and medical topics. You never know when a bit of information will be valuable to you, or get a chance to pass it on yourself to someone who really needs it.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||October 16, 2021 11:02 PM|
Wait, only obese people need CPAPs?!!
R1 sounds like an ill informed cunt
|by Anonymous||reply 35||October 16, 2021 11:46 PM|
One more note on Psoriasis. Salicylic Acid is an active ingredient to reduce Psoriasis. Actually, I buy tubes of it at $1 each in Family Dollar with the title Dr. Sheffield’s Psoriasis.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||October 17, 2021 2:44 AM|
So anyway back to my story...
the doctors said they had never seen hemorrhoids like mine
it may have been the bleeding diarrhea, but still...
they said they should be in the medical text books
|by Anonymous||reply 37||October 17, 2021 4:29 AM|
[quote]One more note on Psoriasis. Salicylic Acid is an active ingredient to reduce Psoriasis.. Actually, I buy tubes of it at $1 each in Family Dollar with the title Dr. Sheffield’s Psoriasis
This may sound odd but just hear me out...
have you ever tried using it as a glaze on the Dollar Tree Pound Cake
|by Anonymous||reply 38||October 17, 2021 4:31 AM|
but have you ever really looked at a prolapsed anus?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||October 17, 2021 4:36 AM|
Like it or not, the kid is right...
I never mention my glass eye when I'm with a new lover
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 17, 2021 4:42 AM|
[quote] I don't apologize for anything.
And you shouldn’t. It’s one of your finer qualities.
Maybe you could print up a list of things you’s like to talk about. That would be helpful, not to mention fun to make. And if you have it laminated you could reuse it. I know I, for one, would admire your selfless dedication to saving our planet.
Why does psoriasis always effect the elbows and ankles? I know steroidal cream is very effective. I use it on my knees too. Gets rid of those knobbly follicles.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 17, 2021 5:09 AM|
I went to a bathhouse last night. There was a good looking guy in a cap whom I was really attracted to but he never stopped in front of my room. At my age I can't expect much.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||October 17, 2021 2:53 PM|
There's a time to talk about medical concerns.
*Always* is the not the correct time.
It is true that some people become their ailments and can talk of nothing else.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||October 17, 2021 3:28 PM|
R9 That medication is no longer under patent. Unless I'm misunderstanding something, it is available and appears to be inexpensive. You might be able to use a internet doctor, if the prescription is the issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||October 17, 2021 3:37 PM|
Great I just got back from the doctor to discuss the test results and he said. . .
|by Anonymous||reply 45||October 20, 2021 10:44 PM|
What about my hemmorhoids? Don’t you care?????
|by Anonymous||reply 46||October 20, 2021 10:46 PM|
R1 I know of someone who needs a CPAP and he isnt obese. It does happen, not often though I'll grant. Some people just got defective breathin passages and such. Seen it a couple times
|by Anonymous||reply 47||October 21, 2021 5:16 AM|
I'm 49 and just had a detached retina and turned kinda blind in one eye. Surgery and all these doctor visits. I was a drama queen for about a month, and then shut up, because the OP is right. My partner is nice, and we've been together 15 years, but nobody wants to hear this shit. I just deal with it and haven't mentioned it in months. Going forward I'm going to keep my physical ailments, trials and tribulations to myself. Depressing.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||October 21, 2021 5:24 AM|
OP here. I forgot to mention something important. Much of my work involves listening to people's medical issues and other medical related tasks. So that's yet another reason why I don't want to hear any of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||October 21, 2021 5:29 AM|
Older men probably shouldn't talk about their health issues if they're trying to score with other men (and definitely not with anyone under 50--that's just insane).
Here's another one: don't talk real estate. It doesn't make you sound savvy, smart, or "with it." It makes you sound like a doddering, petty-minded old bore.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||October 21, 2021 5:35 AM|
You don't want to hear about my circumcision I had to have when I was 58?
You're NO fun at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||October 21, 2021 7:17 AM|
Anyone who drones on about their own health issues can be a bore. OP, is it possible that he wasn't at all into you? Did you try to give him tips, too. Tips are a automatic turn off.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||October 21, 2021 7:26 AM|
Was he like this?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||October 21, 2021 7:30 AM|
I had a friend who was really funny & lively but used to talk about her health probs nonstop. Sjogren’s, open heart surgery, lupus, thyroid, etc., but the most over the top story was when her uterus fell out in the shower; she pushed it back in but it kept falling out!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||October 21, 2021 8:28 AM|
r54 that's nothing, my ass falls out all the time
|by Anonymous||reply 55||October 21, 2021 10:46 AM|
R11, NO SOUP FOR YOU!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||October 21, 2021 11:28 AM|
[quote] Sjogren’s, open heart surgery,
The tennis player?!
I didn’t know he had open heart surgery.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||October 21, 2021 3:13 PM|
Don't talk about the trouble you've been having with constipation
|by Anonymous||reply 58||October 21, 2021 3:22 PM|
Here's another tip for any/every gay man of any age: don't discuss your workout/fitness regimen. Or your diet.
If you're in great shape, the results speak for themselves.
Your routine is of NO interest to the rest of us whatsoever. Not even a little bit.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||October 21, 2021 4:40 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 60||October 22, 2021 5:31 AM|
Don’t talk about food allergies or alternative medicine.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||October 22, 2021 5:34 AM|
stop farting in public
|by Anonymous||reply 62||October 22, 2021 3:46 PM|
OP, another tip for you. Don’t mention that you’re from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. Tragique.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||October 22, 2021 4:00 PM|
[quote]definitely not your colonoscopy, your polio, your thyroid, and
Polio? Are you going on dates in rural Pakistan?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||October 22, 2021 4:28 PM|
R64 More like rural Mississippi, let’s get realistic here.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||October 22, 2021 4:34 PM|
[quote] stop farting in public
Yeah, right. Like it’s that easy to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||October 22, 2021 5:00 PM|
Luv me luv my colon.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||October 22, 2021 5:33 PM|
I’m thinkin of getting my colon cleansed.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||October 22, 2021 10:26 PM|
Who wants to hear people talk about their medical problems? I agree with you, OP, and I watched a boyfriend die of cancer so I'm not sickness-averse. It's just not a great conversation topic. It's like the women in the office who stand around and talk about their health all day. We mock them on DL, and for good reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||October 22, 2021 10:30 PM|
“Why don’t they like me? I mean medical appointments can be a career too ya know! 🤡 “
|by Anonymous||reply 70||October 23, 2021 12:43 AM|
R63 it is trawhateveryousaid. I should never discuss it or mention it anywhere to anyone. OP
|by Anonymous||reply 71||October 23, 2021 12:53 PM|
My colitis attacks make my being rimmed an issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||October 23, 2021 1:05 PM|
Katharine Hepburn had a stock answer for when she was asked "How are you feeling?".
"I'm fine, if you don't ask for details".
|by Anonymous||reply 73||October 23, 2021 1:09 PM|
I disagree somewhat r59. I am really into fitness and am always on some sort of a diet plan, so I like to hear about what other people are doing.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||October 23, 2021 4:33 PM|
I have a friend who will give incredibly detailed descriptions of his bowel movements. At first I thought he was joking.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||October 23, 2021 4:38 PM|