Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tip Thursday

Today would have been my fathers 76th birthday. He died of colon cancer at the age of 68. Prior to his diagnosis he never had a colonoscopy. The standard or "tip" for having a colonoscopy is starting at age 50 and then every 10 years. If you have a family history of colon cancer, you need to have a colonoscopy starting at age 40. If you fall into one of those categories make sure you get one done.

The above page is out of the scrapbook that I made for my Dad. The photo is from his Baptism taken in 1939 when he was six years old. I'd give anything to be able to show him his album.

I've already had two colonoscopies and they are truly not that bad at all. What really burns my a*s is not having a colonoscopy when there is a good chance you are preventing cancer!


lilpoppy said...

He would have LOVED the album!!

Mau said...

Happy Birthday, Dad L! Nice page; I don't think I ever saw that one.