• 60th Birthday

    Asked by Ydnar2xer on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    60th Birthday

    Tomorrow is my 60th birthday and for a long time, it was hard to admit I am that old! I was mad about it! I think somebody must have made a mistake in their math---? But now, with this second bout of breast cancer, going through chemo, I am GLAD I'm around to turn sixty! A friend with pancreatic cancer didn't even make it to her 50's. My kids are grown and settling down. My husband retires 12/31. Life is good, even at 60! Any thoughts?

    28 Answers from the Community

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    • Harry's Avatar

      It happened to me 5 years ago.

      Remember when we were younger? "Never trust anyone over 30!" Right. :-)

      almost 5 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      I'm only 35. If you get to see your kids grow up, create a life for themselves. Maybe have some grandkids to spoil. Can you ask for much more than that? That's all I want. To see my baby girl grow up.

      almost 5 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      Happy Birthday. You finally hit the halfway mark. Too late to turn back now.

      almost 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      My thoughts are congratulations, keep on knocking down those birthdays, each one is better than the one before because it means you reached another one.

      Reward yourself, go out have a nice dinner, relax, or whatever you really like to do. I'm dull, for me sitting at home with my wife and dog is luxury.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      Back in 2000 I decided my birthday was not Y2K compatible so that year I turned -60. I am now -48 so it seems like I am gettimg younger every year, though I do not fee younger. Happy Birthday and have all the cake you want.

      almost 5 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Wishing you an incredibly wonderful birthday! Be good to yourself 'cause you deserve it!

      almost 5 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      Happy Birthday! Like it has been said, every birthday is great because we have made it to another one. I am 49 and am hoping I live to see 60. Have a great time and eat lots of birthday cake!

      almost 5 years ago
    • lynn1950's Avatar

      Hurray for the 60's. There's still so much to DO! : ) Happy birthday, friend.

      almost 5 years ago
    • mtolady's Avatar

      Happy Birthday!!!!!!! Have a Great day.....

      almost 5 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      Happy birthday!! Celebration time! Wishing you the best birthday ever :) I feel the same way ticklingcancer feels. I am very happy for you. Life is beautiful, keep enjoying it.

      almost 5 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      60 is YOUNG! Congratulations. A few years ago I thought 60 would be the hard birthday. 30, 40 and 50 were fun. Now, I hope to see 60 and will rejoice to reach it. Dance on the table tops.

      almost 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      When I was a kid, I liked my birthdays because I got presents and had parties. Some where in my twenties it became just a number and a date.

      almost 5 years ago
    • RMR's Avatar

      First - Happy Birthday! I am about to be 50 in April - it will also be the second anniversary of my survivorship as I was diagnosed 4 days before my 48th birthday. I have a few thoughts about birthdays and aging. The first one is that Birthday's are great! Its another year of survivorship! Enjoy each moment, each day, each blessing!!!

      However I see by watching my mom (who will be 84 in April) how hard it is to age. She is hard of seeing due to macular degeneration and is hard of hearing. She's alone as my Dad passed almost 4 years ago. She goes about her business and keeps her mind busy reading and surfing the internet. She stays strong.

      I like to say that my mental age is much younger than my chronological age (really mentally I am about 25. So I say forget what the number is - always enjoy life and do the best you can with what you have. So yes Birthday's are great? So Happy Birthday.

      almost 5 years ago
    • cancervivor's Avatar

      Happy Birthday to Youuuuuuu!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      Happy 60th birthday!!!! I too look forward to turning 60 in 3 1/2 years....and G-d willing, I will reach that milestone healthy and still dancing with NED!!!! 50 wasn't a good birthday as that is when I was going through treatment.....Wishing you many more happy birthdays :)

      almost 5 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      I was diagnosed with cancer 6 weeks short of my 55th birthday. One of the consultants I saw assured me that I would be dead within 5 years. (I selected another dr.) This past May, my husband and I celebrated my 60th birthday in France. It was wonderful! I sent "Dr. Doom" a post card stating that despite his prognosis, I was not only alive, but quite healthy, thanks to the wonderful care I received from his colleague. I sent thank-you's to my drs, and made donations in their honor to the medical centers that saved my life.

      At exactly 6 months older than you, I welcome you to the fabulous 60s! Let's keep rocking! Have a very happy birthday!

      almost 5 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      There was an old saying "Life Begins at 40" -- I heard recently that it has been updated to "Life begins at 60" -- so you are still young. To all of us survivors -- Birthdays are a special celebration -- so enjoy this one and look forward to 70!!!!!!!!!!!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Kelli's Avatar

      Happy happy happy birthday. Since going through cancer, everyday is a gift. So happy you are here.

      almost 5 years ago
    • JudyS's Avatar

      Happy Birthday! Remember it's just a number, it does not define who you are! Have a great day and make the most of it!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Mel's Avatar


      almost 5 years ago
    • gogolf's Avatar

      I just finished my second chemo in three years and will never be cancer free but life is good. I think I appreciate it so much more now and have a better outlook on life than I have ever had in my 67 years. I wish I could have learned all of this before. I really did appreciate life but now the my feelings and outlook are so much more meaningful. Thank you for your encouraging words, you go girl, have a wonderful Birthday.

      almost 5 years ago
    • GypsyJule's Avatar

      Happy Birthday!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I turned 60 on March 21. I asked DH & DD to make me a birthday party - to celebrate the fact that despite everything I had made it to 60. Every Birthday is precious. Each day is a testament to our determination, spirit and strength. Age is a only a number. Remember we are not getting old we are becoming vintage wise women.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      thank you all for your kind, encouraging wishes! You are right; there is LOTS MORE TO DO! Today I got three bouquets of flowers and the clerk at the store told me I looked "more like 50", so life is great, even at 60! LOVE you guys and thanks for helping me make lemonade!

      almost 5 years ago
    • vlpLincoln's Avatar

      Happy Birthday! I was diagnosed with cancer 8 days after my 60th Birthday. We are not old. Old is a state of mind so don't feel old. I have a friend Sandie who is ageless. She calls me youngster. Laugh a lot and think beautiful thoughts. Enjoy each day.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Diana60's Avatar

      I have to agree. I never thought I would get to the old age of 60. Doctors tell me that I am still young. I am glad that you are still fighting. Never give up. For the husband and the family that wouldn't know how to go on without you, keep going. Prayers and comfort.

      almost 5 years ago
    • MarnieC's Avatar

      Happy birthday! Hope it was wonderful! (((hugs)))

      almost 5 years ago
    • midnight09's Avatar

      I just turned 60 this May too! It was a surprise birthday party too! I love being 60 I can get discounts! It means I'm not over the hill! It just gets better even though I did have cancer I celebrate Life!

      over 4 years ago

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