Everything falls apart at age 40
It’s because everything was cooking and brewing in your 20’s and 30’s.
I’m currently reviewing everything about Health Promotion and Risk Assessment as part of my studying for my comprehensive exam. All of those national screening guidelines given by the USPSTF and other governing agencies that are supposed to improve our overall health by limiting, and hopefully eliminating major health disparities.
Men may not be familiar with them (until they’re at least 40), but most women by the time they reach 21 become familiar with some of these guidelines during their OBGYN visits when they get their PAP smear and subsequent clinical breast exams and eventual mammograms.
The guidelines encompass many other disease process and disease states, including the recommendations on vaccinations. The point of my rambling is that as future advance practice nurse I need to have a working knowledge and be familiar with these standards so that I can educate my patients. As I was reviewing some text and listening to a recorded lecture I heard the above quote about turning 40.
It caught my attention because I turn 40 in less than 2 months and the statement has a lil’ truth to it, since all the bad choices we make about our health in our younger years seem to come to a head and reach a critical mass as we approach middle age (ergo 40 years old).
These are the things I think about.
Welcome to my world. LOL
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