Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits

My mom and her sister are due to arrive any time. The two have been wandering from Kansas to North Carolina. My apologies to any of you in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina that may have encountered these two gray haired ladies in a white Oldsmobile.

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Last month I turned fifty. This month I received an invitation to join AARP. Are you a senior citizen at fifty?
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Last week, Hubs had his semi-annual appointment with his urologist. Two years ago he was diagnosed with prostrate cancer. It was caught very early due to his annual digital exam and annual blood work to check his PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level.
Following his prostatectomy, his PSA has been less than 0.1 - very good!

According to WebMD, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the United States. This disease does not present any early symptoms, so the PSA is SO important.

I know that most of my readers are female. So I ask you, is your husband over 50? Do you know his PSA? If not, maybe it is time to insist he see his doctor.

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My mom and her sister arrived around 7:00 p.m. After showing them around our house, feeding them dinner, and enjoying a little conversation, they are tucked in bed. The eastern half of the United States is safe once again.

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6 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

Good advice, Bea! My husband was tested two years ago, when he turned 50.
Have fun with your Mom and sister. Don't get into too much trouble!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So glad your Mom and Aunt made it safely!!! I get you on the PSA exam. My uncle had his caught very early too because of this screening. Just like getting our mammo's and paps, it is necessary.
Have a great visit.

Babs said...

My husband to be is still far away from that, he is 30, but I don't know if he should be checked allready.

I'm happy your husband got a good result.

Anyway, have a great weekend, Babs

Patty said...

I'm glad your husband's prostate cancer was caught early. My dad's was too because thanks to his PSA. Have fun with your mom and sister! I'd love to wander around with them.

Miri said...

Glad you wrote about this-very important and glad Hubs is doing great!

I was not pleased when AARP came calling...threw it out! The nerve!...next birthday I can't be so insulted :(

Threeundertwo said...

I can't wait to join AARP - for the discounts!

3 more years for me.

Hope your mom and her sister are enjoying their visit!