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    Birthdays are special things! In what special ways do you celebrate your birthday?

    Asked by KarenG_WN on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

    Birthdays are special things! In what special ways do you celebrate your birthday?

    11 Answers from the Community

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    • Chris' Avatar
      Chris

      My birthday is Christmas Eve and my family since I was a child has always made it special. From the time I wake up to dinner on Christmas Eve it is my birthday after that it is Christmas :) I do not get cheated out of presents either :) lol yea!

      over 4 years ago
    • mgm48's Avatar
      mgm48

      As an adult and a CPA, my birthday March 22 has always been in the busiest time of year and I have routinely resisted any attempt to celebrate. But since I now have grand children. My daughter has "surprised" me with a visit. Being with my grandchildren is some of the best of times. All things are possible!

      over 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      IMO, life in general is special....birthdays are not. I received my cancer diagnosis on my last birthday, spent in the day in chemo on my wedding anniversary, and was in the hospital recovering from my bilateral mastectomy on my husband's birthday, so those things kind of took precedence over celebrations based on arbitrary dates on a calendar.

      Conversely, today I am celebrating that I am alive and coping, and that I have wonderful and supportive family and friends. And I don't need to even remember what the date is to do that.

      over 4 years ago
    • fulto11's Avatar
      fulto11

      My husbands birthday was March 10. Happened to fall on a Saturday. Our two lovely daughters planned him a surprise party and requested in lieu of gift, give money to send him to casino. (His first love) SEVENTY PEOPLE SHOWED UP!! He had $900. Was the most precious and loving day. They were stressed upon that their presence was more important than a gift but made this suggestion. All loved this idea.
      I was nervous as to how to open the "presents". It took care of itself. My bold husband sat in the middle of the room, read each card and made the whole crowd part of the cheering section. This became the high light of the party.
      By the way: He hit a jackpot and brought home $2000.00 winnings and put new siding on the house and got to go back two more times. Way to go!!! He is still smiling.
      Thank you for letting me share a moment of laughter.

      over 4 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar
      abrub

      In a few days, I will celebrate my 60th birthday - a milestone which one of my consultants assured me I'd never see (I was dx'd just before my 55th birthday, and he gave me an outside limit of 5 years.)

      However, I'm quite alive, quite healthy, and celebrating my birthday on a grand scale on a trip to France with my husband. I'm glad I switched drs to ones who could treat my rare cancer!

      Happy birthday to me!

      over 4 years ago
    • mysecondchance's Avatar
      mysecondchance

      I celebrated my last two birthdays (post cancer) by hosting a ladies luncheon at my home with my nearest and dearest friends. I posted more about this on my page.

      I had fun and it just felt good to take control and do what I really wanted to do which was spend time with the people I love most.

      over 4 years ago
    • attypatty's Avatar
      attypatty

      I will be celebrating my 60th birthday next week (May 30). When I turned 50, I told myself that I had counted "up" 50 years and I would now starting counting "down" for the next 50. I was certain that I would live to be 100. After my diagnosis, there were many times when I thought I would have to rethink that plan. But now that my treatment is almost finished (except for the long-term hormonal therapy), I am feeling confident once again that I will make that countdown. So, really, instead of 60, I think of myself as having 40 more to go! And I cherish every minute.
      attypatty

      over 4 years ago
    • Paprika's Avatar
      Paprika

      June 3rd is my 60th birthday and I will also have just one more chemo to go! I plan to celebrate by volunteering at the Susan Komen Race for the cure. Not up to the race part of it yet, but will be there in pink flamingo hat and pink boa working at the registration area. That way, giving back something for the all the love and care I have received, plus this should be a "weirdness-free" place to share my bald head! My sweetie heard about my plans and also is volunteering at the desk too! THEN to relax and praise the universe that I am strong and still kicking! Happy birthday to all of us! HUGS AND KISSES FROM SEATTLE

      over 4 years ago
    • DavidandMarty's Avatar
      DavidandMarty

      My husband turned 65 while in the hospital. I had been sleeping in his room so this plan worked out great. Since I had shaved my head in support I borrowed a great wig from a friend, a very sexy teddy, lacy purple panties to match, pulled on some nylons, lots of pearls and scrubs-thanks to the nurses. Put a CD, pre-made in the computer at midnight and came to his bed side to tell him I needed to take his vitals. Needless to say by the time I had taken off the scubs his blood pressure was sky high! I was fun. I don't remember him laughing so much in a long, long time! Come on we are 65! The best part was in the morning when the entire staff came in to sing Happy Birthday to him and I had left the teddy, nylons and such hanging on his IV pole! A birthday he won't soon forget, but I don't know if I can top it for him next year!

      over 4 years ago
    • fulto11's Avatar
      fulto11

      Hey! DavidandMarty, I just had to acknowledge your post. Made me laugh. How gross! You shaved your head? I love my man of 30 years...but no way. Got a kick out of that comment too. LOL! And no way on the teddy. Good for you!! Lots of love showing there. Best wishes to both of you. Don't try to top it. Just a candle lit dinner will do just fine for next year. Smile.

      over 4 years ago
    • aintnosunshine's Avatar
      aintnosunshine

      I do not know, mine is June 25th, Jesus's half birthday! I do not feel like doing much, its the mental part. The first birthday after diagnoses. Currently receiving radiation after chemo for a rare form of breast cancer.

      over 4 years ago

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