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Why Men Don’t Go to the Doctor and How Women Can Help — 4 Comments

  1. My 67 year old husband (of 44 years) needs a colonoscopy every 5 years. I keep track of when it is due since no notice is sent out my the dr. to remind us. I tell Gary Im making the appointment for him and ask him what days are best for him. He checks his schedule and lets me know(sometimes I have to ask 2-3 times). Since he has to do a 2 day clean out he prefers to take the weekend and have the scope done on a Monday.
    He speaks of the hassle of it all and I tell him it is better than the hassle and pain of colon cancer. I remind him of the friends and neighbors we have lost to this disease and tell him I would rather live the rest of my life with him healthy than with him sick or not at all. This might seem a bit dramatic to some but it works for me.

    • Kathleen, this is AWESOME! This is exactly what I’m talking about. Kudos to you for playing such an important role in your husband’s health journey.

  2. When I first got married my husband joked that the last time he went to the doctor, it was his pediatrician. It had been a few years. Now he’s good about going regularly, but I think when we’re young and healthy, it’s just not on our minds. It should be. Preventative care is so important! Thanks for writing this, which might trigger someone to start going to a doctor to take charge of their health.

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