I'm 50!

msccolon
msccolon Member Posts: 1,917 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Not really trolling for birthday wishes, just enjoying the fact that I'm seeing 50! I sure didn't think I would be here when I was first diagnosed back in 2004! The time since has had its ups and downs, for sure, but I have been more blessed than anything! I think of the many great occasions I have been blessed to experience: I saw my oldest daughter graduate college, get married (was able to make her wedding gown), have her first child and grow into a wonderfully gifted mother of my grand child. I've seen my youngest graduate high school and college, celebrated her 21st birthday and spent many a wild bar crawl enjoying time with her and her friends! My twin and I are currently in Vegas celebrating and it's wonderful! I have had so many angels cross my paths over the past 6 years that have made this journey bearable, and at times even joyful! This board has provided me with much needed support and a place to vent, as well as some great information when I needed it. As you all know, being able to "speak" with others walking in the same shoes as I am helps tremendously! Thank you for all you do, and keep up the fight! Remember, we are all in this for the greater good, hoping to see that day when cancer is no longer the dreaded beast it is today. YOU are the sponsors of another birthday :)
mary
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  • Aud
    Aud Member Posts: 479
    Happy Birthday to You!
    Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday Dear Mary......Happy Birthday to You!
    Love and wishes for many more!
    ~Audrey
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917 Member
    Aud said:

    Happy Birthday to You!
    Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday Dear Mary......Happy Birthday to You!
    Love and wishes for many more!
    ~Audrey

    thank you!
    It is indeed a great day! And I can hear you singing :)
    mary
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,729 Member
    Happy Happy Birthday
    Happy 50th birthday and to be spending in Las Vegas on top of it. Awesome and hope you win some money and have lots of fun. Enjoy your time there and remember what you do in Vegas stays there :)

    Kim
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917 Member

    Happy Happy Birthday
    Happy 50th birthday and to be spending in Las Vegas on top of it. Awesome and hope you win some money and have lots of fun. Enjoy your time there and remember what you do in Vegas stays there :)

    Kim

    that's what they say!
    thank you very much, Kim! 50 is turning out to be pretty darn awesome! The weather out here is really nice, it's nice to not be in 75% humidity!
    mary
  • sasjourney
    sasjourney Member Posts: 395 Member
    Happy 50th B-day!
    I hope you have a wonderful celebration in Vegas! You certainly deserve it!!!!!!

    Make it the best one yet...with many more to come.

    Hugs,
    Sara
  • Jaylo969
    Jaylo969 Member Posts: 824 Member
    Happy Birthday Mary!!
    Hope this birthday is the greatest ever for you. Turning 50 didn't bother me...even the black balloons someone sent to me. Next month I'll be 57 and I'm still kicking and enjoying just being alive. Sounds like we are on the same page :)

    Happy Birthday!!

    -Pat
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
    Happy Birthday to you + your twin!
    You are a true warrior princess + deserve a wonderful birhtday. Enjoy Vegas, that is an awesome place to celebrate such a special birthday!
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    The Big Milestone
    Just great, Mary

    I know just what you mean - just turned 49 in the hospital this year and my wife knows I've been talking about hanging on until 5-0 for a long time.

    It's on my Bucket List to make that date - I'll feel cheated if I don't get there. 6 years ago, I did not think it possible either. Even as long as 3 years ago, it looked remote.

    So glad to see you having fun. Next year will be both our 50 year b'days and our 20 year wedding anniversary. I'm gonna cash it all in so we can finally do something "FUN" next year to celebrate these huge milestones.

    And good weather to boot...made to order for the birthday baby:)

    -Craig
  • christinecarl
    christinecarl Member Posts: 543 Member
    Happy Birthday!!
    I hope you are having a wonderful one, you deserve it. When I make it to 50, I am going to take a vacation too. Enjoy!!
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    Happy Birthday!
    Mary, since you're in Vegas, maybe I should warn you not to troll for anything! *L* Hope you're having a fabulous time with your sister.

    Happy Birthday!!!!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917 Member
    Thank you!
    This has been a great day and I thank you guys for sharing it with me! This decade is going to be a good one! :)
    mary
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
    Happy Birthday
    I hope you blew out every candle on that cake and got your wish!!!!
    A most Happy Birthday to you, strange as it is, when we get older, and especially I think with cancer, we actually look forward to bragging about our age!!! I know I stand proud when I say I'm 51.
    Welcome to the old women, but darn good looking, and youthful club my dear!!!!
    Winter Marie
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    Happy Birthday!!
    You are just a wee spring chicken, Mary!!! Happy Birthday... and congratulations for seeing that milestone birthday waft in :) Hehehe... I remember my 50th... I had no idea that I had cancer at the time and still was 2 years from being diagnosed even though the tumour would have been quite large at that time. Anywho... I had a wonderful 50th... spent it celebrating in Hawaii. Considering my birthday is in January, and can be quite cold, wet, gray and not the best weather here on the West coast in January... Hawaii is a fabulous place to be, made all the more fabulous when celebrating a milestone birthday.

    So I totally can relate to you and your sister both celebrating your 50th birthdays together in Vegas! How much fun is that??? Well you just continue celebrating because 50 is not just one day... it's a whole year!! Yep, you get to celebrate 50 for the whole year.... you are going to be so glad to see 51 just so you can take a break and catch up on sleep :)

    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY YEAR to you, Mary!!

    Cheryl
  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952 Member
    YeeHa! Woot woot!
    Happy birthday!! Have a fabulous time!!

    So many things you wrote really resonated with me. At a time when several of my friends are beginning to **** about the ageing process --well -- I don't want to be unsympathetic -- but all of us are in that special group who absolutely REJOICE in getting older! Every extra candle on the cake is a cause for MAJOR celebration.

    I loved hearing about the many joyous milestones you have been able to enjoy since your diagnosis. That's how I measure the years, too!! (not those lovely wrinkles!).

    You and I joined this board around the same time -- and I have so valued your support, friendship and contributions -- to me and so many others

    Love,
    Tara
    (52 and lovin it!)
  • khl8
    khl8 Member Posts: 807
    taraHK said:

    YeeHa! Woot woot!
    Happy birthday!! Have a fabulous time!!

    So many things you wrote really resonated with me. At a time when several of my friends are beginning to **** about the ageing process --well -- I don't want to be unsympathetic -- but all of us are in that special group who absolutely REJOICE in getting older! Every extra candle on the cake is a cause for MAJOR celebration.

    I loved hearing about the many joyous milestones you have been able to enjoy since your diagnosis. That's how I measure the years, too!! (not those lovely wrinkles!).

    You and I joined this board around the same time -- and I have so valued your support, friendship and contributions -- to me and so many others

    Love,
    Tara
    (52 and lovin it!)

    Happy
    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Every birthday is now a time for celebration!!!

    Kathy
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Happy Happy
    So very glad you are having a wonderful birthday. My kids took me to Las Vegas for my 50th and we had a blast...hope you are having one too.

    Hope that there are many many more Happy Birthdays in your future.

    Marie who loves kitties

    PS put a quarter in the slots for me...I will split the winings with you...lol.
  • CanadaSue
    CanadaSue Member Posts: 339 Member
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    Happy Birthday Mary

    Hope you have many more!

    Hugs,
    Sue
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member
    CanadaSue said:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    Happy Birthday Mary

    Hope you have many more!

    Hugs,
    Sue

    Happy day Mary
    l m 52 and sure we both will post our 100 birthday !
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787 Member
    pepebcn said:

    Happy day Mary
    l m 52 and sure we both will post our 100 birthday !

    Happy Birthday Mary
    .... and many many many more to come....CHEERS!

    Jennie
  • angelsbaby
    angelsbaby Member Posts: 1,165 Member

    Happy Birthday Mary
    .... and many many many more to come....CHEERS!

    Jennie

    Happy Birthday Mary
    Have a wonderful day .

    michelle