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I don't think my face is very good looking, so it looks better covered up with a full beard.

I don't really like long beards, and want to trim my beard down very short.

Or, have the barber do it. I don't think he charges over $10 to trim beards, and he has a short beard himself.

I don't like to discuss it, but I do have a varicose vein on my lower lip, and the reason I have kept my beard long is that I got sick and tired of people asking me, "have you seen a doctor about that place on your lower lip?"

Of course, I have seen a skin cancer specialist about it. I am a cancer phobic and a cancer hypochondriac, who has all the tests and exams for cancer that a person my age is supposed to have.

Hemorrhoids are varicose veins, of the rectum, but normally you don't see them, unless you examine them yourself in a mirror.

Well, a vericose vein of the lip can easily be seen, but not if it is covered up by a beard.

I have done a lot of reading on treatment of varicose veins (or venous lakes to be precise), and looked at photos of the results. There are supposedly ointments for this type of varicose veins, but surgery seems to be the only real solution, and there are chances of a recurrence.

One reason I have not had surgery for this condition, is that it would most likely be considered cosmetic surgery and not covered by insurance since it is not considered a cancer risk.

Since I have grown the long beard and mustache, I have not had one single person to notice the hemorrhoid on my lower lip and ask me about it. And, that has been many years.

Reading up on varicose veins of the lip, I read one person who claimed that he, or she, had actually shrunken the vein with an ointment intended for hemorrhoids of the rectum. Was that person joking, or telling the truth?

I have reached the point, however, where I am ready to give surgery a try, because I would prefer to have my beard and mustache trimmed down short.

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Now, back to the subject of deodorant date codes. I finally was able to get thru to someone with the company that manufactures Right Guard.

The person who answered was very receptive to my questions, and listened patiently as I read off every set of code letters and numbers, as well as the UPC numbers, on the stick.

Finally, I was told that they could not determine the expiration date, but that the particular right guard stick I was inquiring about had a lifetime of 3 years.

And, I'd imagine that stick has been on my closet shelf for 3 years, so, to be on the safe side, I will not use it, and will replace the other out of date sticks with fresh ones.

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Aside from the issue of whether my deodorant sticks are out of date, or fresh (probably will not be able to find the "Right Guard" date of manufacture, if the people that make it couldn't find it, but have given some thought to a net search.

In my spam email, I have been getting ads that seem to be a lure into subscribing to what appears to be a politically oriented newspaper, which I won't name, since to me Politics is a Taboo subject, although I don't know if SAS-SP Support Forums specifically forbids the discussion of Politics and, or Religion the two main No-Nos.

Anyway, the ads to try to get you to subscribe to this newspaper, have all kinds of titles like peanut butter and banannas being very hazardous to a person's health.

And, they are also saying that some deodorants cause cancer.

Have any of you other SAS-SPers read or heard any of these claims.

My worry about using out of date deodorants has concerned me as far as whether they could cause any bodily harm, whether they would cause cancer or not.

I will say that those Mennin Speed Sticks that I thought were current, but found out were actually out of date, did keep me from having perspiration odor.

So, if there is no harm to my body from using them being out of date, I would do so, if I could find out for sure what the answer to that question is.

The Right Guard might be years out of date (I was told it was good for 3 years) because it had stickers on it saying it was a "new" version of Right Guard, but if it was "new" within the past 3 years, then it would still be OK to use.

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One deodorant stick that I recently used up was Suave 24 hour protection powder, although it says below that "invisible solid," and I have just noticed in very small print "antiperspirant deodorant," which I had not seen before while using it.

One reason I have avoided deodorants is that they make my under arms itch.

I am wondering if I am applying too much, and if applying less would reduce or eleminate the itch?

I think the itch could be due to an allergy, and I know that one way of overcoming an allergy is to use smaller amounts of an allergen over a long period of time.

I will say that it did seem like the itch did start to lessen as I used up all of the Suave.

I had wondered if Suave was marketed as a lady's deodorant, but doing some net searches I learned that while that is the case there are no real differences, as far as ingredients go, between ladies' and gentlemens' deoderants.

I have also checked out deodorants for people with sensitive skin, made a list, and gone looking on store shelves, and all of those on my list said on the label, "anti aspirant," and did not have the word "deodorant," on them.

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Took A Sower Today


I want to reply to this thread, and I believe it is wrong to deny me the right to reply to it and I do not believe it has been 120 days since the last post.

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Now, to say what I wanted to say in the quick reply. I am showering every day after I jog, and twice a day, if it iis a work day, first time before I go to work, and second time after I jog.

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Thanks for the post, Suchness. I'm still showering twice a day, and am basically free of perspiration odor, although I do have it after jogging in the late afternoon heat, second shower and application of deoderant.

My jogging shirts obviously get sweaty and smelly and I have 3 of them, one a bit heavier that I have not washed yet.

Have gotten behind on laundry lately, and think I'll make that a priority tomorrow.

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Still showering once or twice a day.

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Am still keeping myself odor free with showering once or twice a day, and doing a lot of laundry.

Also, making improvements to the shower stall.

Fixed a wash rag pipe that had been loosely in place and was annoyingly being knocked loose, OK for now but might make more improvements later.

After years of putting up with the telescoping shower curtain rod that had to be tightened against the two walls, and it continually being knocked out of place, a few years back, put in a one piece curtain rod, with screw mouinting, and things were much better, although the curtain rod hooks were too large in diameter for the size of the curtian rod.

Am now in the process of installing a larger diameter curtain rod which those hooks will fit tighter on, and expect things to be better.

Always glad to make these household improvements.

Also, have been running the exhaust fan while showering, and also the HVAC unit fan to reduce humidity in my residence as a whole. Glad to be learning more things to improve my living conditions.

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Thanks for the great reply twitchy666. Got some more work to do on getting the new shower curtain rod mounts lined up properly and level.

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I am now putting the finishing touches on my new shower curtain rod in place, and also a new curtain.

I don't remember the exact date that I posted photos of my earlier improvements to the curtain rod, so I'll be reviewing the past pages for comparison.

Hope you other shower enthusiasts are enjoying your showers.

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Although I have not showered so far today, I did this morning, take a Major Step toward solving the problem of that frequently coming loose spring loaded shower curtain rod.

I put in the screw anchors and tightened the screws for one mounting bracket for a permanently installed curtain rod.

I don't know why I procrastinated to take that Major Step toward solving my problem, but I did, and I'm so glad.

Once I get it properly lined up, and in position with the bracket I installed today, as well as being sure that the curatin rod will be level, I will then install the second mounting bracket, and the permanent shower curtain rod itself.

This has really brightened up the day for me, and given me motivation to stop procrastinating and do other things that I have also been neglecting.
The post above is from page 42 of this thread, so I'll now go forward from that page, to see my reports on the progress of my shower improvements.

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The post above is from page 42 of this thread, so I'll now go forward from that page, to see my reports on the progress of my shower improvements.
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Thanks for the post, MLMan75. You are right about going on ahead and doing things rather than procrastinating.

I did go forward from page 42, and found no photos of my new and improved shower curtain rod.

Did I post a photo and delete it, and any mention of a photo being posted?

Along with procrastinating wasting one's time, we can spend too much time on things that don't matter that much.

I could have posted that photo to another message board. It's not anything to make too big a deal over, tho.

Got to go on and do some more things that I have been procrastinating on, and tomorrow finish (for now) with the shower curtain improvements, the biggest task being to clean the shower stall walls and bathtub.

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The final touches on the shower curtain rod, for now, are finished, my putting the screw anchors for the right side mounting bracket in place, after drilling holes.

I do not want to put the new shower curtain in place until i have cleaned the shower stall walls and the bath tub.

I also have about finished work on a table lamp that I have been working on.

My photos of the new shower curtain rod turned out blurry, and I am not sure if I want to redo them or post them blurry, or not post them at all.

It seems to me like the photos I took of my first permanent shower curtain rod installation were also blurry, but I have not found them yet.

I need to put some shelving in the laundry closet, which is way too crowded with a hot water heater in it, in addition to the washing machine.

Also, that closet has always contained the HVAC unit, and I had a new one put in recently, and it is larger than the old one, and some re-wiring will need to be done because the ceiling light in the laundry closet is too close to the HVAC unit.

I have been doing more laundry and also adding a freshener to the laundry water.

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Still procrastinating about cleaning the shower stall walls and bath tub. I feel that I must accomplish that before I put the new shower curtain up.

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I took a shower today but I didn't feel motivated to do so today due to the medications I'm still on.
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Haven't done any laundry in awhile, but still have some clothes I can smell the freshener I used while washing, and I've been showering and applying Brut underarm deoderant, with no itching, so I'm not too worried about runnning into any prolblems being "close" to other people, but will have to do some more laundry before too much longer.

Am hoping to get to work on cleaning the shower stall walls and bathtub before too much longer.

I have discussed the situation with people on a household repair message board, and some of them tell me I should get a whole new shower stall, bath tub combination.

But, most of you should know why I don't do that.

One of the people replied, realizing that replacing the whold thing might not be affordable.

I have been reading that yellowed fiberglass bathroom fixtures can be restored by certain means, either by contractors or by Do It Yourself methods.

I don't think the yellowing of the fiberglass is all that pretty to look at, but my main concern is safety.

There are no cracks or chips in the fiberglass, and I did have a construction contractor check out the floor boards and supporting structures in the bathroom, and he found no signs of any water leaking from the bath tub/shower stall.

My most immediate concern is just to get that part of the bathroom as clean as possible before putting in a new shower curtain, the last one supposedly being mildew resistant, and, on one occasion, I did clean off the mildew that got onto the curtain, despite its being sold as mildew resistant.

Affter how many years?

At least three, maybe four or even five years, I can't complain about the shower curtain needing replacing, but I do want the shower stall walls and bathtub clean before putting in the new shower curtain.

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