I'm Hoping This Is My Dad's "Wake-Up Call."

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
February 7, 2012 3:58pm CST
I won't go into detail here because some of you might be eating but - basically, my Dad got out of bed and did a poo right there and then..and he knew nothing about it. In other words, the thing slid out before he had the chance to get to the bathroom (which is downstairs) and when he finally got on the loo he did another major poo. Made quite a mess by all accounts. Now, my Dad drinks alcohol every day of his life. He has done for as long as I can remember. Smokes cigars too. On Sunday he goes to the Club, has about 4 pints of bitter I think he drinks, then 4 cans of lager back at home at night-time. He also decided on Sunday that eating a full bag of Liquorice Allsorts was a good idea. No doubt my Dad will make the excuse that it was the liquorice that made him "go" like that. But Mum knows different and has "advised" him to cut down on the plonk. Will he listen? I don't know..but he'll be 75 in March. Mum has said it did worry him when the poo dropped out like that so - you never know, he might drink 2 instead of 4, that'll be a start at least!
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5 responses
• China
8 Feb 12
At Your Dad age,He ought to stop drinking and give up smoking.However it is by no means easy,I know no way shoud you get him round.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
8 Feb 12
I know he's been smoking since he was about 14 and it was at the time when EVERYBODY smoked so he was actually in the majority then. He's so set in his ways and I think it would do him more harm than good to stop..both the drinking and the smoking although cutting down would definitely be beneficial in my view.
• China
9 Feb 12
There is something in what you said.Bad old practices die hard.Once you quit them,you don't know what will happen.
@dawnald (84156)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Feb 12
another joyous side effect of aging?
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
19 Feb 12
It's not happened since so we're all blaming the liquorice allsorts..for now.
@GardenGerty (93739)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Feb 12
I wonder if he has a virus. I have a virus right now. It could indeed be the liquorice. I hope he gets checked out, though,,, so you know just what it is that is causing him so much trouble.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
9 Feb 12
I won't mention it to him tomorrow 'cos we'll be there to pick Mum up for the weekend, so not much time to chat really..but I will when I'm back at Mum's for next week. I shall pick my moment!
• United States
8 Feb 12
eh..it really just kind of happens at 75. my mom's almost 10 years younger,and she barely makes it sometimes. at least you know he's not constipated tho right?
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
8 Feb 12
Haha! Very true. He's hardly ever had problems in that area!
• United States
7 Feb 12
bI would see to it he went to a doctor before anything else could go wrong. what if he is in the street the next time that happens...
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
7 Feb 12
That's exactly what my Mum said. He was "lucky" that he was in the house at the time. My Dad is one of those people that gets stressed out with his own doctor so it might do him more harm than good to go and see him. I'm due to be at Mum's next week anyway so I'll have a nice, friendly chat with him, see where it leads!