Tuesday, December 16, 2008


That is the amount of days of my life, including 12 leap years. Yes, 50 years today.Thank you for the birthday wishes you lot who sent them.

Someone was mentioning the signs of ageing they experience in the their 50's. Well, i don't have to worry about that. I have been knackered for years so I don't notice that. I do notice that I look more and more like Keanu Reeves as time passes. (Did I ever mention my body dysmorhpia? I used to look in the mirror and see the Hunchback of Notre Dame but now that I have got so well, I see Keanu .) Seriously, body dysmorphia was a serious issue and now isn't so much. I will write about it another time.

I am feeling better. I spoke with the doc yesterday and have started on a course of anti -inflammatories. Diclofenac for me. They don't upset my gut. Ibuprofen does. In cas eyou do not know this, one needs to take a course of anit inflammatories just like antibiotics. No good just popping them every now and then. Also they recently discovered they are not good for kidneys or hearts and as I have CHD, I have to be careful so can't have them for more than 2 weeks every few months. I take them when it gets really bad. I was able to get out of bed with trouble this morning.

Later I am going to Tuesday day time dog club. I have been asked to go. I think something is up to do with my birthday.

I bought 3 new pairs of Docs! Outrageous they are too. Two pairs are coming form the USA so that was a bit of a hefty bill but they are worth it. I hope so anyway! One pair is coming form here and a pair I have been hunting for for ages. Not only have I finally found them but at half the normal price!


HunterXan said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Colin, and many more to come.

Looking forward to seeing your new Doc Martens, too!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Colin
Happy Birthday to you!!!

kshotz said...

Happy Birthday to you Colin!
(and many more!!)

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Kim in IA

Suna said...

Welcome to the 50 club! So far it has been great for me--got a reasonable job and a new husband. I hope your next 50 will be wonderful.

Pam West said...

Happy Birthday Colin

Hope you are managing to enjoy your day
Pam x

BammerKT said...

Ooooooooo big birthday hugs! Isn't it interesting and terrible that people who survive abuse then have to endure feeling like there is something wrong with them? How horrible.

There isn't anything wrong with you and never was, but there is something terribly wrong with THEM. Really really wrong, like out of the realm of words I can think of for wrong, wrong.

Happy birthday! (belatedly)

Annie said...

Hope you have a great birthday, and many more of them

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Dear Colin.

From Mary C. (of the jmdl) in the USA

Iris said...

Have you had to build a new closet for your Docs?

Seriously, I love your shoes. And your dog show outfits.

By the way, I had dessert out last night in honor of your birthday - a very nice Black Forest Torte.

Kelly says you should buy yourself a poodle, Jasper the Cat says you need a good Tom to keep your pups in line and Skittles the Bird says you're very pretty.

FugueStateKnits said...

A Happy Joyous Birthday, dear sweet Colin!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Colin! Mr Zeus von Rottweil sends you respectful kisses on your hand while the Princess B'Elana, Queen of the givlomh (take a step to the left!) Universe, (the title "princess" sounds so much younger than "queen") wants to jump in your lap to give you a good face cleaning make sure you've been washing your ears...

hope you had a good day

Steve in Wales

crafty wee midden said...

belated birthday hugs, garnished with Persian cathairs, and a demand for more info on the new docs: colours? inquiring minds need to know :)