Author Topic: Poo sticks  (Read 7868 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #50 on: September 07, 2016, 08:35:32 am »
Mrs. Wow and I are going through our second instalment of Poo Sticks. Jan has finished hers and it's ready to post. I have just dealt with my second round (they want 6 smears all together, two from the different stages, as it were, of 3 different poos). Eating those quinoa seeds last night was definitely a mistake...
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Basil

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #51 on: September 07, 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.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2016, 08:39:27 pm »
It's more than 2 years, Basil.
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Basil

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2016, 09:44:23 pm »
Oh.  Thanks Wow.

Bugger.  I'm getting older faster.
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Jaded

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #54 on: September 07, 2016, 10:59:47 pm »
Riding the black lizard has to be more fun than poking turds with a plastic spatula.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #55 on: September 07, 2016, 11:04:21 pm »
They aren't plastic. They are made of cardboard.

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Jaded

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2016, 11:07:12 pm »
Ah. You have to be quick, else your fingers go in it.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #57 on: September 08, 2016, 12:01:53 am »
I wondered what those smears were on my Ipad.
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hellymedic

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #58 on: May 26, 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 #59 on: July 25, 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

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #60 on: July 26, 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 #61 on: July 26, 2018, 01:20:17 pm »
What's the starting age for this stuff ?   I'm 53 & haven't had any notifications.
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2018, 01:48:01 pm »
I thought it started at 60, I may be wrong but mine did

Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #63 on: July 26, 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 #64 on: July 26, 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.
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hellymedic

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #65 on: July 26, 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

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #66 on: July 26, 2018, 02:30:50 pm »
You can guarantee they'll have stopped doing them by the time my generation get to 60...
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LEE

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #67 on: July 26, 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.

Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #68 on: July 26, 2018, 03:10:23 pm »
Same as Helly - 55 for the Sigmoidoscopy.

Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #69 on: July 26, 2018, 05:33:46 pm »
At 61 all I’ve had is one round of poo sticks.
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hellymedic

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #70 on: July 26, 2018, 05:53:29 pm »
Not everyone gets scoped at 55. AIUI it's a postcode/GP surgery lottery.

Wowbagger

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #71 on: July 29, 2018, 09:39:31 pm »
I am now 64 so I reckon I am due a third attempt.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #72 on: September 17, 2018, 02:23:21 pm »
And it has arrived!
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Basil

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #73 on: September 24, 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.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #74 on: September 24, 2018, 03:31:33 pm »
I completed my hat-trick last week, and my faeces should now be housed in Nottingham University.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.