The importance of tests.........  

thekingofkings70 46M
332 posts
8/31/2006 12:16 pm

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9/3/2006 9:03 am

The importance of tests.........

As those who know me know I recently had a testicular cancer my blog "a scare at bedtime...relief at lunchtime" for the whole story...luckily it was a false alarm but I have a hospital appointment in a few days time just to check that the laser treatment I did have is all ok and that everything is well and dandy down below...Im feeling great so hopefully this will be case closed....Please God it will be

Im sure you all read about the tragic death of Heather Clarke,wife of top golfer Darren Clarke,who died from breast cancer at a HORRIBLY young age,leaving behind a grieving husband and 2 very young sons who looked totally bewildered at their mothers matter that the guy is a millionaire several times over....he'd trade it all in an instant to have his wife back and the boys to have their mother the end of the day...when all your friends leave and the lights go are still on your matter how many planes,cars or houses you have......

This,coupled with my check up and recent enough scare and the upcoming anniversary of my Mothers death (who died from cancer aged 42 and who didnt smoke and drink) got me to thinking again about how important "self tests" are - Im sure you all know it anyway esp.the Women who are WAY more clued in on this score than guys are...and thats a fact unfortunately..but its so important no matter if you are a guy or girl to have a little feel or "shuffle" around when in the shower etc on a regular basis just to make sure there are no previously hidden invaders making an appearance...prevention is better than cure believe me

When you see such a lively woman like Heather Clarke succumbing to Cancer at such a young age you can see how short life really if a regular check is required in order to have peace of mind and,if required,treatment in order to nip something in the bud at an early stage then its pretty simple what you have to do guys and girls....

CHECK REGULARLY.....I've had a scare...and was lucky...and humbled

Life is precious.....lets make the most of it

(and for guys esp. check regularly...the age grouping for testicular cancer is actually coming down due to kop on and check regularly !)

I'll say it again...Prevention is better than cure

Thanks for reading

kitchenfun1234 44M
1797 posts
8/31/2006 12:38 pm

Wise words....

Don't ever give up searching for the fun in life.

sassybelle21 32F
13313 posts
8/31/2006 1:11 pm

I've had a breast cancer scare before Had an aunt who died from colon cancer when she was just 30ish and my granny passed on because of liver and ovary cancer Cancer is everywhere.

Ana_6973 43F

8/31/2006 1:29 pm

I had a cervical cancer scare myself a few years ago. Right now I'm dealing with my mother having just discovered she has cancer...and not one so easily detected, it is in her bile duct and gall bladder.

I have hope. We hopefully discovered it early. And I have at least three friends who are alive today to prove that it can be beat. So we'll see what happens next.


~~"I can scream as loud as your last one, but I can't claim innocence."~~

rioalgon 56F

8/31/2006 7:01 pm

Been down that road myself of test, re-tests and treatment a few times in the past three years. My mother died of cancer when I was 13 months old. Awareness is half the battle - positive outlook is the other.

tight_n_tasty2 50F

9/2/2006 2:58 am

your a very wise man I enjoy reading your blog thanks for sharing~All the best to you and I don't mind taking tests how else would we find out about our health..I agree with you Life is precious and should be lived to the fullest every single day

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