!! VENT ALERT !!
I’m not talking about dementia. Just a loss of, what, manners? Discretion? Consideration?
My 86 year old father doesn’t ask me how I am...he tells me whether or not he’s pooped yet...and in detail. How much, how long it took, consistency, Jezuspleazuz. Drives me crazy! He’s done this for YEARS. I don’t know if it’s become more prevalent, or if it’s just getting to me more lately.
NOW he’s started to tell me about his “scabbed up pecker” (post-catheterization in hospital) and I just DO NOT WANT TO KNOW! I have told him for years that I don’t want to know about his butt or his bowels...deaf ears.
He lives in a senior facility. He has regular doctor’s visits & home nurses 2x a week. So he certainly has an ear (or an audience) for his butt/poop/penis concerns.
Some things a daughter DOES NOT WANT TO KNOW.
It may literally be driving me crazy. It definitely keeps me from calling or visiting sometimes, I just don’t want to hear it, but it’s inevitable.
I just realized recently that my grandfather did the same thing.
What the HELL?!?