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August 12, 2017


Nice blog, I liked reading it. More so, because of being a 22 year old with a mild prostate problem, that I haven't gotten inspected or told anyone about.

I think you are right and nothing more to say about it.

I'm a geezer too. When my symptomatic enlarged prostate (now well controlled by brand name Flomax) was discovered a couple years ago, I was open about the problem. I discovered, as you did, that other people I knew also had serious health issues that they did not speak about. I learned to be selective about who I shared with. Over time, I came to believe that descriptions of my problems tended to bore others and provided ammunition to those who do not like me. For example, the "let's make Salem citizens pay for the Willamette bridge whose real purpose would be to provide a missing part of the State of Oregon's Interstate Highway system" folks may say that you are just "pissy" because of your health problem. At first, these kinds of attacks tended to embarress me and I wondered whether I should have been more circumspect but I soon realized that caustic remarks of cruel people provided me with a quick and easy way to evaluate the humanity (or lack of) of others.

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