Wednesday, December 6, 2023

15 Years And Counting!

My apologies in advance, as I'm just copying and pasting this from my original post, only updating the number.

Just a heads up, this isn't a sports or sports card related post, but it's one I hope you'll stick around and read nonetheless.

Today is an anniversary of sorts for me. 15 years ago today, I was in a hospital having a cancerous growth removed from my right testicle. I officially became a cancer survivor on this date.

I was lucky. I caught it early enough to where I didn't need chemotherapy. Because of this, I encourage others to perform regular self examinations. Since most of my readership is male, that includes you. I'm providing information to help you learn what to check for. Do yourself a favor and read it. Check yourself. It doesn't take long to do, and it could save your life.

Maybe you've skimmed this post, and maybe you've truly read it. Maybe a few of you will consider this but forget, and maybe some of you will actually take the time to check. If I can get just one person to start regularly checking themselves, then I've done my job.

Go for it. Play with yourself. Just wash your hands before you go back to sorting cards! ;)



  1. Congrats on be a cancer survivor! I appreciate you taking the time to share your story and inform others.

  2. Congratulations! Thank you for the educative reminder and let's keep up the fight in the battle of all types of Cancer.

  3. Just remember that real women support the blue ribbon. As we men should wear pink to support the ta-tas.

  4. Matt, congrats! Every time we wake up on this side of the dirt is a good day!

  5. I try to get a yearly physical to get checked. My urologist checked a few months ago. I know this is nothing to mess around with. Cancer is an evil thing.

    Thanks for always putting this post up for awareness and reminders.

  6. Congratulations! And thanks for the reminder.

  7. This is very useful advise, repost or not. I noticed something unusual and remembered that you posted this recently, so I reread. It's probably nothing but I'm going to keep an eye on it. Thank you Matt.