..on a (partially, at least) serious bum note, to all the gents out there…

… when this ol’ Jurassic was growing up in Docklands Govan in Glasgow, there was no concept of cusswords and swearing being unacceptable language… the ‘F’-bomb was as familiar a verb/noun/greeting/adverb/adjective/ as any other WURD in circulation… likewise, terms of backstreet slums endearment, particularly if scampering away from more senior kids chasing we junior terrors, included the ubiquitous catch-all, ‘Up-Yer-Bum!’… attended generally with shrieks of laughter and built-in naughtiness… not until decades later, do I feel inclined to visit the same greeting to any and all of my fellow fellows on here… especially in pursuit of sum’thing I think vitally important… getting yer prostate checked


…for years far more than I care to recall, I suffered from severe prostatitis, which, as any of yeez who’ve ‘been there’ will know, is extremely uncomfortable at best, and excruciatingly painful at worst… eventually, some eight years ago, I was able to have the offending part of the prostate removed by laser treatment in Hong Kong… my quality of life changed immediately in multiples for the better… it was a case of not realising just how bad it had been until after I had it operated on… thankfully the ailment had not progressed into a cancerous condition, but I have several friends of my vintage who have been diagnosed with these latter symptoms… it can be treated and cured if caught early enuff… my earnest recommendation to all you men… is get yerself checked out


…a simple digit in yer derriere tells the Doc all he needs to know on an initial visit… (but for goodness sake, resist taking selfies… there can be such a thing as too much information, y’know)… keep well, be well… and yeez can join me in a great big shout out… ‘Up-Yer-Bum!! … see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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31 responses to “..on a (partially, at least) serious bum note, to all the gents out there…

  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    A message from Seumas Gallacher to all you guys out there…Up -yer-bum…..on a serious note – he is talking about your prostate….

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  2. Thanks for looking out for those squeamish men who’d rather have their heads permanently up their arses than endure a routine health check.
    You had to end on the “selfies?” I’m still laughing.

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  3. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    A serious message to any men reading this done as only Seumas can do it regarding your prostates.


  4. I reblogged this on Musings On Life & Experience, Seumas. Good for you. 🙂

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  5. Liked, re-posted to Facebook. It’s a very important topic, and I’m sure we’ll reach gazillions in the end. Let me rephrase that….

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  6. Only Seumas 😉 Hilarious piece, I’m still laughing – but better informed too! Great approach to the average male’s delicate sensibilities on this topic. I shared it to Facebook and hope it’ll encourage the blokes I know.

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  7. A little humor helps a delicate subject easier to tackle. Why are guys so afraid of doctors? 😮

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  8. Great advice, dispensed with wit and wisdom.

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  9. Ken MacAulay

    Very sound advice, Seumas. I’ve had that exam on a regular basis for many years and last fall, following a biopsy, was diagnosed with a small cancerous tumour. I am undergoing a period of “watchful waiting” with regular check-ups hoping to avoid surgery and radiation etc. Hopefully something else will do me in first but in the meantime, it’s a pain in the a**e!

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  10. Of course they also do other things like blood tests these days that can give some indication/suspicion… My urology Prof. told us that in over 50s men, “if you don’t put your finger in it, you put your foot in it” (paraphrasing), so yes. As you know I have family experience on the matter, so please guys…

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    • ..yes, agreed, m’Lady, Olga… but it so simple for the first step to happen… many of us unfortunately take things for granted until it’s too late to do anything sensible about it .. thanks for sharing 🙂


  11. Kentucky Angel

    Oh, Seamus, you gentlemen are such babies. And speaking of babies, if you each had to pop the first one out, there would be no over=population of earth. It is a serious subject, brilliantly told, but really now, which is the weaker sex?

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  12. Great message well told. Just finished a round of radiation for prostate cancer and early detection made the treatment possible. PSA then digital works well. In answer to the ladies questions about men afraid of doctors. Not all men are afraid.

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  13. laurie27wsmith

    It’s a great phrase Seumas, I guess it should be plugged on all social networks.

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  14. Ooooh! Maybe I should get mine checked. Great read Jurassic.

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  15. As a wife, I urge all the wives who read your blog to have their men checked out. He’ll be happier and so will you!

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