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    Default When was your last health check?

    Just got results of my long overdue health check, all clear thank god. Was prompted into it by several acquaintances being diagnosed with major illnesses lately. We must remember despite how busy we are to make time for our smears, scans and blood tests every two years. If you are overdue, take the time to book it. Please.

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    I had bloods done a couple of months ago. Picked up that I had low iron.

    I had neglected my health for a bit, but now I have a regular and thorough GP who will be keeping me on track.

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    Isn't it odd how our perspectives change on health?
    Pre DS, I didn't care/worry too much, now with DS, I'm almost obsessed with healthcare for all of us. Healthcare and insurances!

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    Do you just go to the GP and ask for a check up? I've never done this, I have Pap smears regularly but I only have blood tests for particular things not just to see how I'm going. Is it still bulk billed if it's not for an actual illness / condition?

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    am due for a pap which I've been putting off. I don't really get blood work done to check anything unless it's a particular thing. the blood tests I've had since being utd are pretty much the only ones I've had in the last 15 years.

    maybe it's slack of me but I generally don't bother with the gp unless there is something wrong.

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    A few months back.

    A tricked do into one roughly 4 years ago. He had been to Dr in 15 years. It turned out he had diabetes. Which we are still struggling to control. He frustrates his endo as most med just don't work for him.

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    When I get my smear I also get blood tests. I check full blood count, iron, thyroid, b12, cholesterol, sugar, coeliac antibodies (I have coeliac disease), vitamin d, liver and kidneys. Other than the coeliac which is a special in my case the rest is what you would get if you were getting full blood tests. Anyone over about 35 or earlier with specific family history should probably get this checked every 5 years at least. I just do it when I am getting my smear as I am there anyway.

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    my dh is going for a general men's middle age check up. diabetes runs in his family and he's worried he might have it. am sure he's fine but it's good to check it out anyway.

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    Bumping this because. I have had two acquaintances under 50 die of breast cancer in the last month . Both leaving behind young kids. Another friend of a friend dropped dead of a heart attack at 45. Please get your health checks!!!!

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    I get my paps done regularly. I had bloods done not long ago as I had some concerns. I have a skin check booked with the dermo next month as I am very high risk for melanomas etc. it's something I have been putting off but 3 friends recently have mentioned family/friends of theirs have been diagnosed with it so I need to make it an annual thing. I am really bad for not taking myself to the doctors. I'm overdue for cortisone injections in my hands which I have been putting off.


 

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