About 5 years ago, I was mad that I still had whole life insurance policies I had purchased when I was much younger. I didn’t feel they served the insurance need I had (being an older Dad with young children). I took out my frustration on my friend, who had sold me the policies and went to another broker for term life. In the application process, I had some blood work done. My PSA was elevated, which I never would have known. I went to a urologist, who did more testing. My PSA had shot up quickly from the test weeks earlier. I had further tests, MRI’s and finally a biopsy. Yep. I had prostate cancer. Almost 4 years later, I saw my friend’s name on a parents’ group list for my daughter’s college. His son was a year ahead of Vivian. We hadn’t spoken since I changed my insurance. I called him, apologized for being a jerk about the policies, but said having policies I didn’t like may have saved my life. He quickly forgave me. Then he gave me a hard time about something I had said years earlier and we laughed like we had years ago. I’m really glad to be alive and hope to see my friend soon.