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Published on November 23rd, 2013 | by Mannie Ramos

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“Too Tough to be Sick?”

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How many of you are familiar with the saying “play through the pain”? I know that this saying resonates with me personally. I have always been one to shy away from the doctors. Even when I’m sick, I refuse to see a doctor; I will just power through until it passes. This way of thinking is very dangerous and cave-man like. I know a lot of men can agree with me in thinking that sometimes, we are just too tough to be healthy.

Earlier this month, I was battling a stomach virus, congestion, and serious headaches, but instead of going to the doctor’s, I “played through the pain.” This was probably the one of the worse decisions I have ever made in my life. I started the first day of my new semester telling myself that if I could make through the day, I would be fine. My body did not agree with my mind’s way of thinking and paid for the next three days. I even remember telling a friend that I like to sweat out sickness. In hindsight, that sounded so idiotic on my part.

Why am I telling this story? As men we are supposed to be tough. The biggest problem with being tough is that it doesn’t help you stay healthy. I can honestly replace the word “tough” with a different word that is normally associated with men-“stubborn.” We as men can’t have an attitude of thinking that we are strong enough to beat sickness. I also know myself; I am a little bit fearful of the doctor’s office. I honestly don’t want to hear the doctor’s diagnosis… but that’s a bad way of thinking. Personally, that next time I am feeling truly sick, I will “man up” and see a doctor. To tell the truth, I am probably the biggest cry baby when I am sick anyway.

Hello, My Mannie Ramos Jr and I am from a city right outside of Philadelphia called Camden, NJ. I grew up with a rough child and nothing really came easy but at the age of 17 I graduated high school and joined the U.S. Army. I spent 10 years while serving all over the world and I decided to get out in 2012 and pursue a full time career as an actor. I currently reside in LA pursuing this dream. I love to encourage people to be the best that they can be. You never know who looks to you for encouragement so do not slight anyone from being encouraged by your actions and words.

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Hello, My Mannie Ramos Jr and I am from a city right outside of Philadelphia called Camden, NJ. I grew up with a rough child and nothing really came easy but at the age of 17 I graduated high school and joined the U.S. Army. I spent 10 years while serving all over the world and I decided to get out in 2012 and pursue a full time career as an actor. I currently reside in LA pursuing this dream. I love to encourage people to be the best that they can be. You never know who looks to you for encouragement so do not slight anyone from being encouraged by your actions and words.



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