great subject you've embarked upon Mark...................... 100/100 to you
I've hinted similar notes in our Club Newsletter (MPHVC). All of you who have commented in here deserve a "Thumbs-Up" as this "bloke's BS" needs to be addressed and highlighted.
What have we been paying tax for all our lives, if not to avail ourselves of Medicare of at least a minimal doc health check every 6 months?
I dont think many Aussies realise how damn lucky we are to have free medical of every description, at our service 365 days per year! (You're left to die in the street in 1st world USA if you have no health insurance!)
Don't we owe it to ourselves and our loved ones, to live a long healthy life ?
We've all heard of that programme "A HUNDRED STUPID WAYS TO DIE" and so many must think; "that'll never happen to me"................ really ? (Cemeteries are full of victims with that attitude)
Well how do you think your friends and family will think of you, if you die too early because you ignored "The Signs" and shrugged it off, dying in your 30's to 70's when you could have enjoyed life even to the 90's ?
If COVID taught us anything, it taught me to get out on the road in one of my many Classics from the 70's with my wife and beautiful Golden Retriever, the second we were allowed !
The Bowl Cancer Bowel Test is a feather in our Gov-leaders cap, as much as I detest them for their excessive stupidity, but I had cause to question the test for reasons I wont torture you, and the doc immediately booked me in for a Colonoscopy. However actually getting it done was NINE MONTHS ! A very good reason to BOOK-IN ASAP even if it's just "an inkling" something's amiss. The queue is only gunna get longer. DO IT NOW !
fortunately, my C~ showed all was in order. I put it down to being married to a natural born chef in my gorgeous wife, who cooks healthy food "ad nauseum" if that were possible. Lots of garlic, Onions, Olive Oil, tons of fresh Vegetables straight from our garden, and tons of Fruit from garden and markets. (Mediterranean Diet)
We must remind ourselves DAILY that we're here for a very short time, and dead forever, so why not look after ourselves so we can enjoy our family, friends and cars longer ?
Before I sign off, i need to pass on this wonderfully unbelievable drug called PANTOPRAZOLE. Ten years ago, my 30 year stomach pain got so bad 24/7, I was almost suicidal. Countless doctors over 30 years, shoved cameras in every orrifice and drugged me up with the most expensive drugs and did every test known to medicine.............. ZILCH, NADA, NIENTE, RIEN !
Ten years ago I dragged myself into the local chemist on the point of collapse and begged for a different pain killer as the string I had tried were 100% useless. The young Chemist fresh out of College asked me for the whole story.
He turned around and grabbed a box and said, "these are worth a try, and no prescription is required". The box read "SUVACID
: FOR INDIGESTION
". I thought he was taking the piss, as I 'd been eating like a sparrow, as EVERYTHING I ATE OR DRANK CAUSED ENDLESS PAIN, and I'd told him this. He saw the DISDAIN in my face and re-assured me ! I took 2 immediately and within 12 hours I felt like a "young dog with 2 dicks" ! ........... and continued so for the last 10 years living blissfully, and taking only ONE Pantoprazole every 2-3 weeks albeit allowable daily !
My last "pearls of wisdom" is always get 2 or 3 opinions if your prognosis is serious ......... Always
ask a Chemist .........
Not ALL doctors are dealing with a "full deck", which I would elaborate if requested !
Merry Christmas to one and all
post edited by BEEVEE - 2021/11/28 10:07:43