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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