Seems like so much sorrow going around lately, I’m hesitant to bring up good news. I definitely have a savior complex (a strong 9 on the Enneagram) and just want to make it better for everyone. But this is the best news I’ve had in 4 years, I just have to share. The lab tests from my last 4 annual physicals showed “trace blood” amounts in my urine. So for 3 years, I was referred to a urologist for an exam called a cystoscopy. A rather innocent sounding name for a test, that I didn’t bother researching the details of before going to my first appointment. I won’t go into the details here, but let me assure you that it is the most unbearable pain I have ever endured, in a part of the male anatomy that males really hate having pain in, and lasting 2-3 days. This year my urinalysis results came back negative for any blood! No cystoscopy for me! If doctors would give young men who smoke this test, and tell them they would have one every year until they quit smoking, we could wipe out cigarette addiction from half the population in a week .