I feel quite hungry now. I'd better go to bed otherwise I might eventually pick up some thing to eat and ruin the check-up tomorrow because I am not supposed to eat or drink till I finish it tomorrow.
Well, once a year my husband and I make it a rule to have our medical check-up. To tell you the truth I don't like it especially I hate swallowing barium in a stomach examinations, screening by mammography and a pap test. People of our age starts medical problems whatever minor or major.
People talk about their own health concerns more frankly and I think I should have a medial check-up not only for myself but for my family. When we are spending every day life in a good shape, we don't realize how precious it is to be healthy. Thanks to mass media, the catchphrase "Early detection, rapid cure" are well known to those of our age.
According to the 2009 “World Health Statistics,“ published by WHO, the life expectancy of Japanese as of 2007 was 83 years and surprisingly by gender, Japanese women have ranked top of the life expectancy table for 23 consecutive years with a life expectancy of 86 years, while Japanese men were in third place with 79 years.
Generally speaking most Japanese can have a medical check up in accordance with the National medical insurance system though there are many different conditions depending on your position as an employer, an employee, a non-worker, a dependent etc.
I don't know whether I will be lucky enough to live up to 83 years. If I don't get any serious diseases, I may have the possibility but who knows. The thing is why not be more careful about my health and enjoy the rest of my life.
Let have my fingers crossed for tomorrow's check-up. Good-night!