Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It Took Ball

I've talked about it before here, and I'm sure I will again, but in my little "Cancer Week" posts, I can't forget my own cancer survivor..

He is 2 years into remission. And it's fucking fantabulous.

But I have to say (sorry babe) that it didn't have to be the long ass road that he took to recovery.

Not that I have many men reading me here, but ladies, make your husbands check their junk!! (or check it for them..)

Here's the signs for you:

A painless lump or swelling in either testicle.
A change in how the testicle feels.
A dull ache in the lower abdomen or the groin.
A sudden build-up of fluid in the scrotum.
Pain or discomfort in a testicle or in the scrotum.

I'm not giving you all the juicy details on Bean, but he (like all men) doesn't like the doctor.

Testicular cancer is one of the most curable cancers there is. But like all other cancers, early detection is the key.

I know boys are attached to their balls, but really??

Because of Lance Armstrong, nut cancer much more accessible lately, and that's fantastic. But you still have to do the research or *gasp* ask your doctor.

Nut Cancer can kill, it almost killed my husband, but it doesn't have to.


Copyboy said...

So glad for your hubbie. Jeeze, this might be TMI, but I just pulled down my pants and checked. I usually check every now and then, but I forget. Thanks for that. Oh, and sorry I grossed you out.

Drake Sigar said...

Rest assured, I check vigorously every night. :P

Christy said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy for you and the man.

Marlene said...

Yay to your hubby for being a cancer survivor!

I went to high school with a boy who died in 12th grade from this very horrible disease. :(

Aunt Crazy said...

I would totally wear a "I heart balls* bracelet thingy similar to the ones that say "I heart boobies" that all the schools are getting pissy about...just sayin!

Kelly said...

SOOOOO SOOOOO glad that Bean is in remission!!!!!

Cancer sucks!