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arlin report thought(s) of the day: prostate

Gentlemen, the beginning of the new year is a great time to get a PSA test through your doctor. Get that prostate checked to find out if you are at risk for cancer. Do not put it off until you are in your 60s. I think the younger (in your 40s at least) is a good time to start monitoring your prostate. A high PSA doesn’t mean you have prostate cancer, it is an indicator you are at risk. Find out as soon as possible.

The sooner you find about about your prostate health condition, the more options you’ll have for treatment.

You’ll see all kinds of books on line that assure they can prevent cancer if you follow their eating and exercise guides. Most is BS. Sure you can lower risk with diet and exercise, but still be a high risk for cancer. GET TESTED.

Had I known then (back in my 50s or maybe even 40s what I found out last July (2019) I’d have gotten tested much earlier. I was 65 when first tested with PSA. It was extremely high. Got retested a year later, a little lower but still very high. Then I had a biopsy. Sure enough I had cancer. I had surgery in October of last year, removed the prostate and the pathology test following surgery indicated I was cancer free. I go for another test the end of this month, just to be sure there aren’t any cancer cells that went undetected.

Sooner is better than later when it comes to your health.

Here is to a healthy new year!

arlin report thought of the day: not knowing is the hard part…….of anything

I’ve known for about 10 days now that I would be having robotic surgery to remove my cancerous prostate. What has been giving me sleepless nights is NOT KNOWING when! Yesterday the surgeons office called to let me know that an October 24th (2019) date has been scheduled (7:30 AM surgical time). And guess what, I got a great full nights sleep, just knowing! Its not so much I’ll be going through the surgery and recovery period that makes me restless, its just any of the not knowing (if I had the cancer) and not knowing when (or how we’d proceed). Now that I know the what, how, when and where the mind is more at ease. I know, though it won’t be pleasant I can deal with it.

Now I can get back to dealing with and writing about normal things, you know like political and government corruption, stuff we have come to expect daily. Here is a thought I came up with thinking about what I was going to write today: Our government, politicians in general and this includes the presidential candidates ARE CANCEROUS. Think about it, they infect us with their BS and it just keeps spreading. They don’t find cures. Things just keep getting worse. What they spread is only to benefit themselves. They literally eat away at us, take from us.

The Democrats (listen to the candidates) want to control every aspect of our lives. They have truly fed off their hopeful Hillary Clinton “We have to make decisions for people because they aren’t capable (smart enough) to make them for themselves, we (I as in Hillary) can only make those decisions.” They are saying we should not be ALLOWED to eat meat (not we shouldn’t but not allowed). Before long they’ll order us how we should dress, how our hair is to be styled, who we can socialize with, what we can drink, where we can travel. When will it stop?

You want to know what socialism looks like? Look at the Democratic Party.

Its nice to have my head clear!! Have a great day!