Eddie is in his mid 60’s and retired from employment, he worked as a bus driver before he retired. Eddie received the kit before when he first turned 60 and a few times since then, but didn’t feel the need to do the kit as he felt he was fit and well.
People Eddie’s age don’t really like talking about things like cancer, especially if its to do with 'down there', but when Eddie came across some of the awareness work going on in his community he learnt more about the kit he had thrown away on previous occasions.
After finding out more about the BCS kit, the benefits of doing the kit and the survival rates about if bowel cancer is found early at a community health awareness event, Eddie decided to phone up the Freephone line and order himself a kit, Eddie remembered the tips on how to do the kit and completed his kit.
Eddie was nervous about doing the kit and what the results may say, thinking it could be bad news, but two weeks later, Eddie received his results and peace of mind. Eddie is glad he did the kit and speaks about the kit to his friends and family.
Eddie has just become a Grandfather again and wanted to make sure he is around as long as possible to see his family grow, Eddie jokes 'You have to do the kit to make sure your kids babysitters well!'