A special birthday present

daffy2
daffy2 Member Posts: 1,713
edited 26. Aug 2015, 04:22 in Community Chit-chat archive
There was me thinking that there's precious little special about a 60th - no retirement to celebrate, no free bus pass - when what should plop(sorry) through the door but an invitation to send a poo(h) stick off to check for cancer.
Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful for the invitation, especially as IBS renders the phrase 'normal pattern of... ' less than helpful in the things to look out for list, but it's a bit 'life is real life is earnest, who needs birthdays'.

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  • theresak
    theresak Member Posts: 1,998
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ah yes, these wonderful milestone birthdays - 50 is the first mammogram, 60 the 'poo testing kit.' At 65 OH had the aortic scan. Such joys !!


    I hope you still had a good birthday.
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,248
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ah yes. I've done my sticks 2-3 times now. I hope you have a large bathroom and non-arthritic hands, daffy, as I promise you that tricky isn't the word for attempting the exercise with rubbishy hands in a separate toilet.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    POO STICKS can just see them floating under the bridge.
    Been there done that. Mig
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,248
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Don't attempt 70. You suddenly become an enormous (ie expensive) risk for travel insurance even when you're in peak fitness, as Mr SW discovered.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,093
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh daffy I had to laugh..I had this picture of lots of flowers and things..never mid when you have done it and they are tricky you can have a treat.. :D
    Love
    Barbara
  • Boomer13
    Boomer13 Member Posts: 1,931
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That is indeed a special one. Happy Birthday anyway.
  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,713
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    large bathroom and non-arthritic hands,
    I can see this is going to be interesting - I have a 'compact' bathroom, separate WC, and arthritic hands.....
    Ah well, worse things happen at sea and at least I won't have anyone interrupting wanting to use either facility.
  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,713
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh, and Barbara I did have flowers. A friend gave me a pretty pink potted dahlia, and my sister in Scotland ordered a gorgeous pink bouquet from our excellent local florist. Two and a half weeks later I have just had to undo it and take out some of the bits that were past their best, but I still have a lovely show on my hearth.
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,248
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    daffy2 wrote:
    large bathroom and non-arthritic hands,
    I can see this is going to be interesting - I have a 'compact' bathroom, separate WC, and arthritic hands.....
    Ah well, worse things happen at sea and at least I won't have anyone interrupting wanting to use either facility.

    Hm. Yes. Just like us.

    How are your juggling skills?

    I wish you luck.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,675
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ooooh lovely Daffy2!!

    My sister had hers at 50 up in Scotland. I think we should all be able to do them - cheap easy test.

    Remember the infamous Stephen Sutton had bowel cancer to start with at 15.

    I hope you had a great birthday anyway :)

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    Love

    Toni xxx
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    How remiss of me not to wish you a happy birthday when i first posted,hope you had a good day ,isn't it nice when flowers last a long time.Birthday hugs (((()))) Mig