This is a public service for the boomer men, which is defined as those who are ages 52 to 70 this year.
It's almost like an Outlook reminder: when you hit 50, you will get up to pee every night, probably around 4:30 am. Around age 60 you might stop laughing at Viagra and Cialis commercials. You might eventually learn enough medical terms to become a doctor yourself. Colonoscopy, endoscopy, prostate (by the way, that is the correct spelling), 2.0 readers, cataracts and my new favorite: cystoscopy.
That last one is the weirdest of all. As of this week, I have now had a camera up every opening in my body except my nose. TMI? Probably. But I bet your daddy didn't tell you about that one. Look it up. Maybe some of this didn't exist in his day.
Diabetes, hypertension and heart conditions are also common things in our age range, for women as well as men. So far, I don't have any problems in those areas, although my blood pressure is a little higher than it used to be. I do have MS, which is unusual in our age range.
So there you have it. Feel free to call my office and schedule an appointment. I take all insurance, including Medicare, Obamacare and Trumpdontcare.