Howdy, Regular Guy … err … Irregular Guy here. It’s been a while since I’ve posted, I’ve been busy living the hemorrhoid-free dream. But for the last few weeks, I’ve had an upset stomach. Red Flag. I know from experience that irregularity causes hemorrhoids, so I have to get into prevention mode tout suite.
I visited my doctor – since I was blackmailed into buying health insurance, I never like to pass up that opportunity. Everything looked ok and she recommended Gas-X (Simethicone). I’ve tried that with some degree of success. But in the week that ensued, I’ve noticed that my regularity is out of whack. I usually produce one giant soft log per day, but now I’m making 2-3 looser ones. I don’t attribute that to the Simethicone, rather to poor diet and stress.
The last thing I need right now is to nurse a hemorrhoid – so it’s time for action. Imodium (Loperamide HCL) normally works very well for me, so I headed over to Amazon and ordered the Imodium that also contains Simethicone (the active ingredient in Gas-X). Then it was off to the grocery store to get some “BRAT Diet” stuff. If you aren’t familiar with the BRAT diet, I’ll break it down for you. BRAT is an acronym for Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. Easy on the stomach and easy on the pipes. It’s a good idea to lay off the kung-pao when your not pooping right.
It’s crucial to remember that when it comes to hemorrhoids, an ounce of prevention is worth 10 tons of cure. I get irregular once or twice a year, and for that reason I always keep Preparation H in the house. This week is one of those occasions where I get to use Preparation H for what it does best, preventing hemorrhoids. Before and after every irregular poop, and even for a few days after regularity returns, I’ll be generously using the stuff.
That’s all for now. Make sure you have some Preparation H in the house. It will save you a lot of trouble if you use it during irregular times. Any questions or comments, please let me know what you think.