Bowel cancer screening result and NHS MOT, both in one day

I’m at that age where the National Health Service becomes more interested in you.

That’s a good thing, of course, I’m not complaining.

Far from it.

I recently did my first bowel cancer screening test and today the result came back.

I’m clear, and in two years time I’ll have another test.


  1. I’m 71, had the MOT at 50 but never been called in for any other one since??? I do get annual diabetic reviews though as been T2 diabetic for 17 years.

    Had a bowel screen in 2019 … found rectal cancer so had rectum removed… and had ileostomy bag for 9 months until I had a reversal in July 2020 … and Monday this week had my 3 year review with consultant who gave me all clear for another 2 years 👍😀

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    1. You must have slipped through the system, Steve.
      I’ve had all three now since I was 60.
      I knew it was looking good with the health issues and that latest news is great.
      You’re looking good for 71!
      Out fishing tomorrow?


      1. Cheers re ‘looking good!’ :)
        Maybe I should ask doc about MOTs… but then again with the diabetes I do a lot of blood samples and other checks so perhaps the data is gleaned from them – make sense to re-use data to optimise resource usage?
        Fished yesterday – but not river – and seems from comments on FB that it was busy on the Severn (“Is there one peg free ANYWHERE on the Middle Severn?” someone posted).. I went to a club pool after bream, caught carp LOL
        I guess you were out too – got to catch up on your posts!! LOL


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        1. Yes, I’m sure they get the same information from the blood test.
          When I go in for mine, it’s mostly information from the blood test.
          All they do extra is do a blood pressure test, weigh me and ask if I exercise, smoke and what’s my alcohol intake.
          June 16 on a beautiful day, I can imagine the middle Severn was very busy indeed!
          I went on a brook after sticklebacks, didn’t see another person!
          I went out again on the evening, on a pool though.

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  2. Hope you did well!… :)
    I did ok … and discovered a new ‘super bait’ LOL
    Calimari – 3 carp plus one hook pull – only bait that scored on the day despite trying several others!!

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    1. I had a stickleback just 2.4g off the British record, so a great start.
      I just read your blog entry. Nice one.
      I’ve fished with squid-flavoured boilies before for barbel.


      1. ,
        👍👍 Nice one!

        I remember my Dad fishing for sticklebacks … Mid-late 50’s over the Seven Cornfields, I remember there were 2 pools next to each other, one in the open, the other surrounded by bushes … Each about 30′ circular as I recall and was really hot and sunny (like today) and lots of damsel and dragon flies… Never located them since although I did fish at an old abandoned farm’s pool with bamboo and cotton and tied on worms for ‘bloody butchers’ (sticklebacks with their red breeding livery) in the 60’s 🥰😀😀

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        1. Fantastic memories there, Steve.
          I’ve been following the fortunes of the seven cornfields area for a while.
          I do hope it escapes the developers.
          It’s an area I have visited myself over the years on my nature adventures.


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