I’ve been getting “poo sticks” for several years and whilst not fun, I always do the test. A month or so back I went to the docs and asked for a full mot as I hadn’t had any reason to go to the doctors for some years.
He took blood samples and urine and got me an X-Ray appointment. I mentioned that every visit to the toilet in a motorway services had you staring at notices about prostate cancer, so could he check that too.
My ‘psa’ test levels came back higher than normal. Not by much, but he said we are going to err on the side of caution and two weeks later, yesterday, saw me at the hospital for another exam and an MRI scan. The scan itself took forty minutes! Way longer than I had always imagined, but you just close your eyes and think of something else. I fitted a new alternator and had a new set of tyres. They kit you out with ear plugs and headphones cos’ the racket is amazing. It’s like working a road drill while being at a rock concert. Anyway, it’s wait and see time now.