Saturday, January 10

IMS Is A Lot Like IBS

So we've hear about IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Not something welcome in everyday conversation, but real, nonetheless.

IMS (Irritable Male Syndrome) is a lot like IBS. Both involve a backlog of shit.

IMS is a clinical, proven condition--except to those 50+ males! Its is described as the volatile mood swings of a syndrome that can wreak havoc with a man's closest relationships

Maybe I'm a lot like that group of men who suddenly are faced with a wife in menopause. I'm shocked by their behavior, confused as to what has become of my mate, and wondering just how f-ing long this is going to continue!

It makes life interesting, to say the least.

This man--who used to hang on my every word, who used to accompany me everywhere and kiss my hand repeatedly--has taken on a Jackie Gleason mystique and takes great pleasure in antiquated "ball and chain" jokes.

Conversation has become a series of grunts and eye rolling.

Who is this man and what has he done with that man I married?

I gave him this little token not too long ago:


I was hoping he'd understand how emotions can flow. I started menopause about five years ago. I'd like to think I am through. I think I am--but I'm not taking anything for granted.

This is the area we refer to as the "man cave."

This is where you will find him 90% of his time at home. He talks on his ham radio to his old fart friends and surfs the internet--primarily Ebay and YouTube.

I'll be glad when this phase passes--I miss him.

5 comments:

Linda and her Twaddle said...

I can live with IBS. It is easier to treat.

Poetikat said...

It's not exclusive to over 50s. The late 40s can result in obsession with Fantasy Football (home and abroad), new cars (Mini Cooper in our driveway) (no women though - I'm just too irreplaceable!)

Have you told him you miss him, Mizmell?

Kat

(un)relaxeddad said...

Hmm. Maybe I'd better re-think my campaign for an LCD flatscreen telly...

Prana said...

OK, thank for info and nice idea..

Past Expiry said...

An IBS cartoon for you

http://pastexpiry.blogspot.com/2009/03/cartoon-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs.html
Past Expiry Cartoon LINK