Life beyond bowel cancer


Big Birthday πŸŽ‰

So, I am now officially half a century! 0 Birthdays have never particularly bothered me, I've never felt any different, after all it's just another day! This one though has felt very different. Two years on from diagnosis, a treatment plan that has chopped and changed and a prognosis still very much up In the air, this Birthday has felt very significant! This one has really mattered to me and I've spent much of it feeling overwhelmed and emotional, but for a change they were happy tears! I feel blessed to have such wonderful supportive family and friends and just wanted to share a little of my special day with my lovely forum family too.
( the cake was made by my sister in law - dairy free, sugar free and glutton free lemon drizzle ..... absolutely delicious!!)


Happy 50th Birthday @Polly68! lovely pictures, you're looking fantastic and certainly do not look half a century old πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚πŸ˜˜ :x::x::x:


Happy birthday @Polly68 have a wonderful day with your family, you deserve it. Xxx🍰🍷πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸΈ


Happy Birthday @Polly68

Don't you look just amazing!! I felt quite emotional reading your post. Celebrate in style!

Lots of love,



Happy birthday @Polly68 have a fabulous day enjoy every minute :x::x:


Happy birthday @Polly68! I love the photos and you all look great:) :x::x::x:


A very happy and healthy birthday @Polly68 :x::x:


Happy Birthday :x::x::x::x:

terri m

Happy 50th @Polly68 .. Lovely photos. And a beautiful family..XxπŸ’—πŸ’


Looks like a fantastic celebration @Polly68 and you look amazing. :x::x:


Congratulations on your 50th. Lovely photos, you look amazing. πŸΉπŸŽ‚πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸ’πŸ’•Sending birthday hugs :x::x:


Hello @Polly68

Many happy returns on your 50th birthday and many more, fantastic pics. May God bless you and your family with a long time to come as you are such a loving family.

Positive healing :x::x::x:


@Polly68 . Lovely photos . Hope you had a beautiful birthday. :x::x::x:


@charleyb @scruffysheep @Lizalou @Pam @mem @Catlover @Baxter2 @kim74 @SariDaffs @Chas @LWJ81 @terri m @Bridget55 @ElaineG @GD62 @Jane39 Thank you all for your very kind words and wishes. I've had a lovely few days celebrating and have a few more treats to come 😊, the biggest being a holiday to Aruba once I've finished all the treatment and surgeries. I'm very excited and it's so lovely to have something to look forward to after 2 years of constant treatment!! Big Love ❀️ to you all :x::x::x::x::x::x:


Dear @Polly68 , congratulations and a very Happy Big 5-OH! You look beautiful! I love your cake- it looks yum!!! xxx 🎈🌺


Thank you @Sparrow I had a lovely few weeks celebrating and still have a few more treats to come - you are 50 only once, so I shall celebrate as long as I can. The cake was lovely - sugar and dairy free, so a very healthy option 😊 :x::x::x::x:


Happybirthday @Polly68, enjoy the day :x::x:


Congratulations Polly68 ! Delighted 4 u & totally understand how you’re feeling about your v special 50th birthday; my 60th coming up in March; May well be the only woman in the history of the world who can’t wait to turn 60 !
Enjoy you special celebrations πŸŽ‰ with loving family & friends &keep up the good work. Love & hugs


happy birthday.. my big 50 is looming too lol... cake looks lush!! :x::x:


Well at least when people turn 50 they will get Bowel Screening I’m sharing the Facebook post about screening with everyone I know and asking them to share again
We must get the word out how important screening is ❣️
CATH :x::x:


Have a great day @Polly68, you deserve it :x::x: