As #bowelcancerawarenessmonth draws to a close I wanted to reshare this piece I wrote some while back about how it has touched our family. Even though it’s the second biggest cancer killer in Ireland people just don’t talk about their bowels or they ignore anything going on down below.
Reading an article in the @Irishtimes today (the http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/bowelscreen-programme-detects-521-cases-of-cancer-1.3061318?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter )
makes me realise not only do we need to be more aware of ourselves and what’s going on in our bodies but that we really need to share with the men in our lives how important it is to be aware and recognise when something may be going on.
The bowel screen program is only available from a certain age but given men are twice as more likely to get cancer any help in early detection is only a good thing, so encourage those in your family who are eligible to partake , better still talk about bowel cancer at home, at work and make it normal to discuss poo, sure we overshare everything else these days why not something that might just save a life!
Have I caught your attention ?
From the minute our children enter the world we talk about poo. I bet it doesn’t take much to cast your mind back to that lovely first meconium ..
It’s something we get to know in such intimate detail from that very first experience to the not so pleasant experience of 2.5 year old twins who can create such ungodly nappies toilet training is fast approaching ! ( I predict a blog-post of the horrors of training twins ,3 day guides, 1 day guides etc to follow that future eventful experience).
Are you still with me ?
We have no problem dissecting nappies when they’re sick, helping along constipation, using suppositories to bring down high temps, literally analysing bowel and digestive movements of our kids and ensuring all is right there as we understand the importance of gut and bowel health. Ok we hold…
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