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Lurching from one disaster to another...just a suburban princess trying to get by!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Being a grown up

Being a grown up means doing things you don't want to do.
Yesterday our GP told MrQ that he needs to have a colonoscopy.  So he's all booked in and ready to go.  We believe in fast action around here.  We are lucky enough to have great Health Insurance so there's no real wait.
The only question he had for me was one of personal grooming, as in, should he get waxed, you know, down there.   MrQ isn't a particularly hairy individual so I don't think there will be a problem and I assured him the doctor will have seen it all, but if he wishes to get waxed he can...he'd probably have to go for what we affectionately call a back, crack and sack wax.
Is it just my man who worries about his hairy arse or would your fellas be concerned too?
But seriously:
Bowel (or colorectal) cancer causes the second highest number of cancer deaths in Australia after lung cancer. However, around 90 per cent of bowel cancer cases are cured if detected early.

Cancer Council Australia recommends that Australians aged 50 and over complete a faecal occult blood test (FOBT) every two years. FOBT is the most effective population screening tool for detecting early signs of bowel cancer.

The Australian Government’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program currently provides a free FOBT kit and pathology to all Australians aged 50, 55, 60 and 65. Cancer Council urges all eligible Australians to participate.

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