Thank you so much for your informative post! We all must be our own advocate, we must go ahead and get those tests - mammograms, colonoscopies, pap smears, prostate, blood work, vaccines, daily multi-vitamins, etc etc etc if we want to live long and healthy lives! GOOD LUCK to you and see you in the maps! Oh, and try to not over do it with the pain meds. I would take 1/2 of whatever they said (but then I am a little butt - not a big ol man like you) and sooner than I think the pains go away, oh and I tended to take pain meds sooner than they said but at least 1/2 hour, maybe that is why it works well for me, I do less but earlier... hmmmm ANYHOW, take care with addictive drugs! Feel better soon and play with us!