Men's Health Month

"As men, we don't like going to the doctor. We're scared of doctors, because they're going to tell us something we don't want to hear. We have a lot of people counting on us; our wives, our sisters, our brothers, our mothers, our children, they're counting on us. We just have that thought process that makes us think that we're going to overcome everything and anything. Nothing's going to, you know, get to us because I've spent the last 50 years struggling and heck, I'll get through another 50. And am here to tell you as a big, strong, former football player, life don't care what size you are, what your waistline is, how tall, how short. Life just has a way of slapping you in the face when we don't pay attention to it. My mom used to say, men are the best ostriches you've ever seen, because nobody sticks their head in the sand like men do. Don't wait until the last minute. Don't be that ostrich in your family. The minute you think something's not right, and you know what you feel like when you're right. When you're good and you feel good. You know what that feels like. I spent many years I should have never ignored some heart issues. Biopsy proved that I was stage four prostate cancer. I got those words from Dr. Seneviratne, with probably the most positive outlook immediately turned around and said, 'We can beat this. We have the medicine. We have the doctors today to help us.' None of that works, if we don't take the first step and come forward. We have to be active participants in our own health care."

More Articles