Men’s Health Week – Guest Post – Bottling It Up by Geoff Le Pard

Sally is running a week on men’s health. She kindly allowed me to talk about my father and the need to #getchecked

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men's healthMy thanks to Geoff Le Pard for contributing this post with its important message to Men’s Health Week. My own father was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 76 but died from the effects of the treatment four years later. That was 20 years ago and both the treatment options and survival rates are now improving dramatically. Provided the disease is detected early enough.

Please read Geoff’s post and if you are male and over 50 then #GETCHECKED.

Bottling it Up by Geoff Le Pard

My father died on 12th March 2005. He had prostate cancer, as well as secondaries on bones and lungs but it was the prostate that did for him. His last night, in Poole hospital, he could no longer speak. He did however manage a small wave of two fingers when I came into the room after he woke. He was heavily medicated so it could…

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My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published three books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars and Salisbury Square. In addition I published an anthology of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand this summer. A fourth book will be out soon. This started life as a novel in a week on this blog and will follow later this year. I blog about all sorts at geofflepard.com and welcome all comments. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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5 Responses to Men’s Health Week – Guest Post – Bottling It Up by Geoff Le Pard

  1. It’s no laughing matter, but I did crack up at the “Men’s Hour” sketch this evening in a repeat of ‘That Mitchell and Webb Sound’ and the discussion which led on to the two men talking about testicular cancer. You can find it here at 7 mins 24. The whole thing sums up the male attitude to thinking seriously about their own health. They start talking about it at 7.55.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03k0s5j
    I hope the comment about ‘my old man’ doesn’t upset you(!), but it shows all the mixed emotions.

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  2. trifflepudling says:

    It WAS inappropriate and awful, I am so sorry. You are right to not drink!

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