When a person gets to a certain, uh, age, it becomes necessary to submit oneself to age appropriate medical testing. At age 40, women need to become two-dimensional pancakes in order to screen for breast cancer. Ten years later, men and women alike are asked to subject themselves to a complete "flushing" of their colons in order to be screened for colon cancer.
I am not complaining, mind you. Having once been a smoker for many years I am aware that there is a possibility of cancer lurking somewhere in my body. Also, living in the area in which I do which has a lot of industry and which is at the end of the gulfstream which dumps the midwest’s pollution off in our air space adds to the high incidence of the gene altering disease.
My point? There is little that feels better than having one’s medical tests all come back negative. Yesterday’s colonoscopy prep. caused alot of lost sleep and cramping but, when the doctor told me that I am healthy, it was well worth the discomfort and inconvenience. Phew. Another bullet dodged.
Can’t say the same for my friend, N. She has survived a double mastectomy and is now fighting non-hodgkins lymphoma. Never a smoker, her mom died young from breast cancer and her oldest son survived his battle with non-hodgkins lymphoma. They lived in a town whose groundwater was tainted from a large pharmaceutical company. Please pray for her as she battles this horrid disease.
Don’t put off your medical screening tests! I want you around for a very long time.
On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how much do you like your own handwriting? I’d say about a 7. I used to imitate my mom’s handwriting and she used to imitate her dad’s.
Do you prefer baths or showers? As Clark Gable once observed, why soak in your own dirt? Give me a shower any day.
What was the last bad movie you watched? I didn’t. We started to watch Matchstick Men and it was bad enough to turn off. I can’t be bothered with bad movies or bad books. There’s too much good stuff out there.
Name something you are addicted to and describe how it affects your life. Carbs. I crave them and became overweight because of them. Now it is a daily battle to keep the weight off and eat a balanced diet.
Which instrument is your favorite to listen to? Hmmm….I would have to say guitar because I love to listen to my son play. It does my heart good.
Have a wonderful weekend, dear people. Please take good care of yourselves. g