Author Topic: Poo sticks  (Read 28051 times)

Basil

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #50 on: 07 September, 2016, 10:29:26 am »
I've just received my next installment.  It doesn't seem long enough from the last time.  Perhaps it's because I've changed health authorities.
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #51 on: 07 September, 2016, 08:39:27 pm »
It's more than 2 years, Basil.
Bach without a doubt.

Basil

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #52 on: 07 September, 2016, 09:44:23 pm »
Oh.  Thanks Wow.

Bugger.  I'm getting older faster.
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #53 on: 07 September, 2016, 10:59:47 pm »
Riding the black lizard has to be more fun than poking turds with a plastic spatula.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #54 on: 07 September, 2016, 11:04:21 pm »
They aren't plastic. They are made of cardboard.

Bach without a doubt.

Jaded

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  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #55 on: 07 September, 2016, 11:07:12 pm »
Ah. You have to be quick, else your fingers go in it.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #56 on: 08 September, 2016, 12:01:53 am »
I wondered what those smears were on my Ipad.
Bach without a doubt.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #57 on: 26 May, 2018, 02:38:48 pm »
Just been sent a letter telling me I'll have a birthday card soon.
Hope I can manage handling the business.
Can't ask David...

hellymedic

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #58 on: 25 July, 2018, 09:40:03 pm »
Got the birthday card before my birthday.
Waited to return it till last Wednesday.
Letter in today's post telling me I'm OK, with usual caveats.

David read letter over my shoulder. Said he didn't know I'd had any recent screening.
Best that way.

LEE

  • "Shut Up Jens" - Legs.
Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #59 on: 26 July, 2018, 12:58:41 pm »
Since I reached 50 never a year goes by without such an activity and/or having something inserted in me.

My recent Over-50s NHS Bowel-Screening even beat my Prostate exams on the scale of - 1 to "Errr..Doctor...I think that's far enough".*

In case you were wondering it's a fiber-optic camera, equipped with a grabber and CO2 inflation nozzles. 
They inflate you with CO2 as they go along and it is fairly unpleasant because it actually does feel like you may explode.

None of this embarrassment or discomfort would, I am certain, be anywhere near as bad as the long-term effects, and treatment of, undiscovered cancer up the Poo-pipe. 

It's a very small price to pay to either get the all-clear or discover it early in my opinion.


* 'I'm sure he was wearing a wrist watch before he started'
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #60 on: 26 July, 2018, 01:20:17 pm »
What's the starting age for this stuff ?   I'm 53 & haven't had any notifications.
Not fast & rarely furious

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #61 on: 26 July, 2018, 01:48:01 pm »
I thought it started at 60, I may be wrong but mine did

Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #62 on: 26 July, 2018, 01:49:23 pm »
Lee, you have read Agent Picolax?
For the uninitated, this is from a cycling forum  http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/this-is-a-very-long-read-but-i-swear-it-is-worth-it-it-is-the-greatest-violent-poo-story-ever-told.452628177/

Be prepared - do not read this somewhere you cannot laugh till you go blue.

Basil

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #63 on: 26 July, 2018, 01:57:53 pm »
What's the starting age for this stuff ?   I'm 53 & haven't had any notifications.
My first one was at 60.  Then every 2 years since then.
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.

hellymedic

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #64 on: 26 July, 2018, 02:26:52 pm »
I had a sigmoidoscopy at 55 (followed by colonoscopy cos they found a polyp).

Poo sticks cards come at 60 hereabouts. I think they're every other year after that, up to 75.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #65 on: 26 July, 2018, 02:30:50 pm »
You can guarantee they'll have stopped doing them by the time my generation get to 60...

LEE

  • "Shut Up Jens" - Legs.
Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #66 on: 26 July, 2018, 02:59:48 pm »
What's the starting age for this stuff ?   I'm 53 & haven't had any notifications.

56 for the CO2 inflation and the "Selfie Stick" from hell.  NHS

The rest were as part of BUPA health-screening (A company perk of having someone's index-finger* shoved up your arse every few years).

* ...and what also feels like their hand and elbow.  It convinced me that I wouldn't be suited to prison life.
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

Chris S

Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #67 on: 26 July, 2018, 03:10:23 pm »
Same as Helly - 55 for the Sigmoidoscopy.

Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #68 on: 26 July, 2018, 05:33:46 pm »
At 61 all I’ve had is one round of poo sticks.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #69 on: 26 July, 2018, 05:53:29 pm »
Not everyone gets scoped at 55. AIUI it's a postcode/GP surgery lottery.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #70 on: 29 July, 2018, 09:39:31 pm »
I am now 64 so I reckon I am due a third attempt.
Bach without a doubt.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #71 on: 17 September, 2018, 02:23:21 pm »
And it has arrived!
Bach without a doubt.

Basil

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #72 on: 24 September, 2018, 09:50:59 am »
And it has arrived!

And so has mine this morning.  So other than a blip a few years ago on my change from NHS England to GIG Cymru, they're still appearing every two years.
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.

Wowbagger

  • Sylph
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #73 on: 24 September, 2018, 03:31:33 pm »
I completed my hat-trick last week, and my faeces should now be housed in Nottingham University.
Bach without a doubt.

hellymedic

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #74 on: 24 September, 2018, 03:49:23 pm »
I completed my hat-trick last week, and my faeces should now be housed in Nottingham University.

I was pleasantly surprised with the speed of my (negative) results from St Mark's (Harrow).

Hope you get a similar pleasant surprise soon!