Cheers all, will man up.
Aye not shy, if I need a finger up my arse I'll say 'doc finger my arse and check it'. Embarassment or not wanting to trouble the gp (a service we allpay for) the biggest killer, Bobby Moore told us that years ago.
I know a person who did not want to trouble the Doc with a cough, non-smoker, super fit, got stage 4 lung cancer, not long now.
Wife had a breast lump the other week, marched her down to gp, she was happy to dwell and worry, straight to breast clinic qithin days and all clear given saving a lot of stress all round - was a menstrual cyst type thing. Some people in that clinic won't have had such good news. Got to check these things early.
Know someone under 30. Had cervical cancer, spread to bowel and stomach. All removed (except stomach), 9 hour op, rarely done due to strain on body, 3 years clear now and doing triathlons. Some people would have been too embarrssed to get issues checked out.
You're too deep Camel..its Indo not Margaret River