We get it, guys. You're not complainers. Unless something is bleeding or falling off, you figure you're in tip-top shape. But the truth is, we aren't getting any younger. Whether you're a year-old, fresh-out-the-gate young buck, or a year-old gentleman cooling it in the breeze down in Fort Lauderdale, the fact is, stuff happens. We get sick. Things go wrong. Just because you're not doubling over in pain doesn't mean you're in peak physical condition, and an annual physical exam is the quickest way to stop problems before they arise. It should be a key part of your yearly checklist.
Annual Physical Exam Guidelines by Age
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It should have been a routine physical. I was newly divorced and had moved across the country from my ex-wife and my new job wanted me to get an exam. Ok, fine - no big deal, right? Only there was something about the guy with the stethoscope and the white jacket that seemed to awaken something inside of me At first they were just thoughts, but then he start touching me. I know what you're thinking, he's a doctor, that's what doctors do. But it wasn't like that at all. He started doing things that were rude, lewd and downright inappropriate. I should have stopped him, I should have told him I wasn't like that.
Why Aren't Men Getting Annual Physical Exams?
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I knew that when I met him. I remember attending numerous priesthood meetings by myself and wishing dad were next to me. I am not sorry I married outside the LDS faith.