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  • Just saying!


    I’ve only had the one prostate check and if I had known I would have paid to go private, even if it’s from a well informed hooker. My arse, my rules.


    [panic]

    When you choose to have little ones its not your rules anymore, its about doing your best to be there in their future.Prostate or any other cancer has a good chance of getting zapped if caught early.When it gets on the move and in your bones that is it.game over.

  • I dont get the refusal bit.

    Nor do I.One of them is an old friend.:(Hes got this idea that if you dont know you dont get.Also there is the self fulfilling prophecy bit...keep on and worry and youl bring it on yourself.A tossr I knew once blamed me.....,whlie I was at work!!! for causing an over stacked pile of bricks to fall ....that he had stacked...,on his fkg motorbike.Why?Because I had worried about it and brought the event into being. :insane:Waking up, i left soon after.

  • My friend refused smear tests,and died of.....yep cervial cancer aged 44!There's fear,and there's foolishness!

    Alice I'm guessing your wife had private care when she had her baby/s?

  • Cancer does not have sacred ground.It wants all ground.

    I don’t know why your having a go at me.

    The quote was with regard to why some blokes refuse to have that procedure.

    Have you seen the family guy episode where he thinks he has been raped by his doctor after having a prostrate examination?

    You have a mentioned a friend that you know who refused, what reason did he give?


    I’m all for regular or routine prostate examination by a “female” health professional, out of personal preference next time fingers crossed. I would do my upmost to prevent cancer or seek early diagnosis, having nursed a mate through bowel cancer.


    FACT is lots of men will avoid going to the doctors unless they have little choice.

    A lot of men will avoid even discussing issues related to their man bits or arsehole, with their wife let alone a doctor Male or female. Some men are more reluctant to have the prostrate examination procedure done by a male doctor full stop.

  • Alice I'm guessing your wife had private care when she had her baby/s?

    why on earth would you think that? What has other blokes having a personal reason to refuse to have a finger stuck up their arse got to do with if my partner had private health care during the birth?


    My first child was delivered in a nhs hospital yes. They wouldn’t let blokes in with the mother for the scan (hospital policy) incase we should “ask questions”

    My first child was cesarian. I stood by her side in theatre during the delivery. My ex-partner was herself a nhs nurse, she “could have” requested a private room, (perk of the job) But she joined other mums on a shared ward for 10 days. By the way she later specialised and became the district Continence adviser/nurse.


    My partner and I delivered our youngest child at home, in a birthing pool. Thankfully we had the support of a nhs midwife.

  • When you choose to have little ones its not your rules anymore, its about doing your best to be there in their future.Prostate or any other cancer has a good chance of getting zapped if caught early.When it gets on the move and in your bones that is it.game over.

    So no one has a right to refuse medical intervention or a blood transfusion in your world then?

  • Just saying!


    I’ve only had the one prostate check and if I had known I would have paid to go private, even if it’s from a well informed hooker. My arse, my rules.

    Because you mentioned going private for your check?I figured if private care was good enough for you,it would of been good enough for your partner?

  • Dont worry guys.There are tech things happening that will mean invasive checks wont be needed in the future.I know two guys who refuse checks due to the finger.Try having your innards scrapped instead and having a child,the world gets up there poking about and none of its nice.I also know 2 females and a guy who died from prostate and cervical cancer by refusing checks.What would you rather have a finger up there:eek: or the reapers sickle chop you down?:death:

    Its not that bad, some blokes probably like it! HaHa but as you say, compared to the alternative you would be stupid not to. Then again people don't like talking about "down there"

  • Its not that bad, some blokes probably like it! HaHa but as you say, compared to the alternative you would be stupid not to. Then again people don't like talking about "down there"

    At my doctors they occasionally have trainee doctors who are doing training with a gp. A few years ago i went to see my doctor with a lump on my balls. He asked if i minded if a student sat in on the exam and i said no. I think they were both suprised after the doctor examined me when i asked the student if he wanted to have a go. Did say yes though!

  • I have a similar app , its interesting. I can be parked up and wake at silly oclock ,if its a clearish sky I check the app and if due I keep an eye out , its quite strange (to me anyway) to see a known sattelite carrying peeps across the sky.

  • Because you mentioned going private for your check?I figured if private care was good enough for you,it would of been good enough for your partner?

    ahh I see. No, when I had my examination, It was the biggest mountain of a none Caucasian Male consultant. He had to turn sideways to get through the examination room door. I would have preferred the choice that’s all. I’m sure some women would prefer a female gynaecologist for their smear test if the option arose. Luckily I can still fart like a virgin. :)

  • My friend refused smear tests,and died of.....yep cervial cancer aged 44!There's fear,and there's foolishness!

    Alice I'm guessing your wife had private care when she had her baby/s?

    Some people we knew were rabid homeopaths, for want of a better word.

    Doctors were the devil reincarnate. Never had the kids vaccinated, wouldn't even use an antiseptic cream on the kids cut knees.

    When she got cancer she flatly refused all treatments and really believed she could cure herself with potions and lotions.


    Needless to say, the cancer quickly spread and she still refused treatment. After she died her husband never appeared to have a tiny moment of self doubt. He maintained that her self treatment would have worked if the doctors hadn't given her all those X rays and scans. They killed her, you will never convince him otherwise.


    A belief in 'the old ways' is fine but you have to remember that life expectancy back then was 30-40 and you could die from a tooth infection


    To me it was a totally needless death and two kids with no mum

  • I talked my mate into getting his health issue seen to. Took him to all his hospital appointments, when they diagnosed cancer. I talked him into having chemo too. I had hope, turns out more hope than my mate had.

    He cried every day for nearly two years with the pain, he couldn’t eat solid food for 14 months following his operation. Went blind and bed ridden before he eventually died.


    Another friend asked my opinion after being diagnosed with a brain tumour about having chemo. I told him about my mates journey. He then declined chemo and died with in the year.


    Early diagnosis is our best option. It seems to me that women have always been tested for breast cancer, but still some get missed.

  • So no one has a right to refuse medical intervention or a blood transfusion in your world then?

    im a mother, so yes i think that if a dependent being is brought into the world it is the parents responsibility spiritually and in all ways, to try to ensure as far as possible that parents are around to support little ones till they fly.Isnt that logical?If no one is dependant upon you,nor will suffer as a result of your death or illness then your life or loss of it and the choices you make affecting it, is totally irrelevant..

  • I don’t know why your having a go at me.

    The quote was with regard to why some blokes refuse to have that procedure.

    Have you seen the family guy episode where he thinks he has been raped by his doctor after having a prostrate examination?

    You have a mentioned a friend that you know who refused, what reason did he give?


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    Im not having a go at you:).Why would you think that?I responded to what you said about men thinking inside bums is sacred ground being ironic as cancer does not have any boundary or sacred ground.

  • from one has lost a partner of thirty years to breast cancer.

    and who am in remission my self for prostate cancer,

    I think the tests are a no brainer.

    sorry to hear of your personal experiences and loss. Men’s health needs the same promotion as was given to breast screening and female smear tests. I hope they rollout a less invasive method of testing for the sake of those blokes who won’t make the effort or swallow their pride, shyness or whatever it is.

    Can a bloke be taught how to test theirselves ? Is it possible or would that require being a contortionist?

  • Had the docs finger up my butt a few times, the hubble telescope or it felt like it and some sort of device whilst gazing into the blue eyes of a beautiful young blonde nurse who was holding my hand as it went in and they blew me full of air. Couldn't help saying 'fuck' loudly and she just smiled. Sadistic sods cleared my dirty thoughts of her in an instant.

    For all the indignity it's worth it for that extra bit of life.

  • RE Prostrate cancer test for the squeamish , if they have a chair at airports and prisons that can look up your bum bum for contraband , surely they can have something similar at hospitals to screen for tumors ?

    my prostate ain’t prolapsed enough to inspect with a Polaroid. It’s dark up there I hope too. I thought Prisons and airports are now squat and part or bend over. X-ray if required.

  • Had the docs finger up my butt a few times, the hubble telescope or it felt like it and some sort of device whilst gazing into the blue eyes of a beautiful young blonde nurse who was holding my hand as it went in and they blew me full of air. Couldn't help saying 'fuck' loudly and she just smiled. Sadistic sods cleared my dirty thoughts of her in an instant.

    For all the indignity it's worth it for that extra bit of life.

    You should have asked the beautiful blonde if she fancied a coffee suppository.

    I would sooner have the camera up the arse than the camera down my throat.

  • You should have asked the beautiful blonde if she fancied a coffee suppository.

    I would sooner have the camera up the arse than the camera down my throat.

    Me too.The big tube one down your throat is awful trying to stop the gag reflex while the nurse is just saying" its better if you just relax".8|Id like to swallow a tiny camera and have a look inside myself.

    Sorry Paul.:oYou keep trying to steer this thread back on topic.Another health thread will be started to talk about this topic.

  • For men prostate screening is a simple blood test once a year which all men over a certain age are supposed to have. A lot of trusts don't do them routinely because they are not centrally funded. They never have been before anyone starts thinking NHS cuts!