Ok fellas, listen up. This might get gross and uncomfortable, but it needs saying.
We suck when it comes to our health. I alluded to this in a recent post. We’re not great when it comes to getting ourselves to the doctor’s, least of all when it comes to areas we’d rather not show to the doc. Actually, I suppose this isn’t a uniquely male failing, though I do think we’re worse for it.
Recently I discovered blood during bowel movements. I can’t put it any blunter than that. You might be reading this and thinking ‘ew’. Well, it happened. No denying it. I was worried, as anyone should be. There are plenty of benign causes, but there is always that niggling fear. I didn’t want to see a doctor. Why would I want to experience an invasive procedure, even a minor one?
Then I realised something. I realised a little bit of discomfort and embarrassment is a small price to pay for staying alive, being there for my wife and seeing my daughter grow up. As it happens, the cause of the issue is benign – I am fine. however, left unchecked, could it have developed into something more serious? Yes. So please guys (and girls too), don’t ignore your health. Your body will try to tell you when something is wrong – listen to it, catch the problem early, and you’ll be ok.