I am in my early 50s. I have always tried to take good care of myself….eat right, sleep well, don’t smoke, drink infrequently and exercise. I know, though, that there are certain conditions that just naturally occur with your body as you age. I read up on men's health via Gaelyn.org to keep myself knowledgeable but I have honestly always been so healthy that I do not make regular physician visits.
I think that it is time for me to find a doctor and begin having regularly scheduled physicals and visits. I know that men are more susceptible than women to many things like heart disease and colon cancer, and that there are things like prostate cancer which are not easily detected.
I guess it is time to face the fact that I am getting older, and that I need to schedule an appointment with a physician. I am not happy with the possibility of having to have a colonoscopy and I am hoping that will not be part of the physical since I have no symptoms whatsoever.
Other than that though, this should be a piece of cake. I know that it is probably not smart that I have not been receiving physical exams all this time but since I have always taken such good care of myself I did not feel it necessary.