I think the last time I got a physical was back in high school. I only did it then because I wanted to be on the football team and the school required that I go get a physical. Well, I finally decided to go get another full physical exam and I wanted to share my experience with you all in hopes to encourage other men to do the same.
A coworker of mine told me about a place called Life Signs and encouraged me to call and make and appointment. She was really impressed with the thoroughness of the tests given and was glad she went since the doctor found something wrong with her thyroid. And now that I’m a father of two, I decided to make an appointment not only for myself, but also for my girls.
Why I Got A Physical :
I also decided to go because, at the time, I was having pain in both of my big toe joints and I was concerned that I was suffering a mild case of gout. Gout is a painful type of arthritis that attacks joints and the surrounding tendons.
My father has suffered from gout in the past and is now taking Allopurinol to prevent future attacks. If I was experiencing the early symptoms of gout, I wanted to do whatever it took to get to feeling better.
Getting a physical wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I honestly thought “What more could they do than make me drop my drawers, turn my head and cough?”. There was that, but there was a battery of other tests done and I want to share the results with you.