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Fluke things that you're oddly proud of?
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Lavenderbythefrontdoor · 22/07/2022 12:15

Thread inspired by a trip to the Health Centre today.

I have good veins and each time I donate blood or have to take a blood test, the HCP always say "Oooh!" and their eyes light up when they take a look at my arm. Every time, I a experience a little glow at this "praise" ๐Ÿ˜†

Anyone else have things that they aren't necessarily responsible for, that they take some sense of pride in?

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Marmite27 · 22/07/2022 12:18

I know what ID and address verification documents are suitable for what though my job and always bring loads more documents than I need. I always get praised for being prepared Blush

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DogsAndGin · 22/07/2022 12:20

Haha yes I was praised by the midwife for my normal blood pressure ๐Ÿคฃ

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taybert · 22/07/2022 12:20

Maintained a really good blood count in pregnancy. I have no control over it, itโ€™s mere chance and I donโ€™t think less of women who have a lower blood count for entirely physiological reasons. But every time someone said โ€œyour haemoglobin is goodโ€ I was all smug. Gave me a good buffer zone for losing a few pints at delivery (a process I feel less smug about)

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EmergencyPoncho · 22/07/2022 12:22

I have lots of good cholesterol! Is this actually bad?! I'm not sure but anyway, I took it.

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Hellocatshome · 22/07/2022 12:23

My dog happily sleeps in until 11am, people with early waking dogs complement me on having him well trained. I literally did nothing he is just lazy.

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PleaseYourselfandEatTheCrusts · 05/08/2022 18:33

That my nails grow really quickly!

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Puffalicious · 05/08/2022 18:41

That my placenta was 'Huge and really healthy.' All 3 times (preens).

I'm blessed with good hair no matter what I do to it, it seems to sit.

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TheDogsMother · 05/08/2022 18:44

I've been complemented on the shape of my skull and I'm good at giving blood samples.

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LiveLaughLoaf · 05/08/2022 19:49

I also have lovely big veins, and as I used to take blood for a living, I thank you for your flukey veins! Also my eyebrows just happen to grow in a perfect shape, I occasionally pluck a rogue one but otherwise itโ€™s pure luck, (and resisting temptation to pluck them all out in the 90s!)

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SpicePearl · 05/08/2022 19:54

My nails are a great shape, big nail beds and a lovely natural oval. Get them from my mum. The rest of me is a frizzy sweaty shit show ๐Ÿ˜…

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makinganavalon · 05/08/2022 19:56

Still got a baby tooth! Don't know why but hearing the dentist say "did you know this is still a baby tooth!" Makes me feel really proud ๐Ÿ˜‚

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PuttingDownRoots · 05/08/2022 19:58

I have a birthmark on the back of my eye. The attention this gets opticians amuses me. Its probably the only vaguely interesting about me.

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TheresABearOverThere · 05/08/2022 19:59

"Ooh you've got such clear skin! What's your routine?"

I use a wet wipe once every day or two...

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Spanielsarepainless · 05/08/2022 20:08

My dentist showed me X-rays from my teens and now, forty years later. He said I have absolutely no bone regression, which is very rare! It's a combination of good genetics, growing up in a hard water area and drinking loads of full-fat milk, and looking after my teeth.

Most of the same points were brought up at my bone density scan, where I was told I would be fine to a hundred and I had bones like a dinosaur. I always knew I had heavy bones...

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Florencenotflo · 05/08/2022 20:10

I was a bit over weight when I had dd2, one of the midwives at the consultant clinic was adamant I had gestational diabetes (or that I would get it) and would tell me every time she did my blood pressure, 'I'll bet this is high'.
(I did complain about her and I didn't see her after the first 3 or 4 times, but I was there every 2 weeks from 25 weeks for other issues).

I didn't get gestational diabetes.
My blood pressure was always on the low side, even lower pre pregnancy.
I was always a little bit smug (when it was the mean one doing my bp).
Literally not a thing I could have done at that point to influence that!

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Florencenotflo · 05/08/2022 20:11

That made it sound like I got her sacked ๐Ÿ˜‚ I didn't. She was still there, but I just saw a different midwife after I mentioned the comments she'd been making.

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FatFilledTrottyPuss · 05/08/2022 20:29

Lavenderbythefrontdoor · 22/07/2022 12:15

Thread inspired by a trip to the Health Centre today.

I have good veins and each time I donate blood or have to take a blood test, the HCP always say "Oooh!" and their eyes light up when they take a look at my arm. Every time, I a experience a little glow at this "praise" ๐Ÿ˜†

Anyone else have things that they aren't necessarily responsible for, that they take some sense of pride in?

Iโ€™m exactly the same, great veins ๐Ÿ˜†

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bippityboppity87 · 05/08/2022 20:40

That I have naturally great colour pigment in my hair that most would pay ยฃยฃยฃ for apparently and don't need highlights. I never appreciated it when I was younger and just sort of did an ๐Ÿ™„ whenever it was mentioned, but now I'm starting to grey a bit, I regret not taking on the compliment sooner!

That I have naturally thick bushy eyebrows. I hate them too, and is a pain in the arse to maintain. No amount of plucking, threading or waxing has made them any thinner permanently

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newtb · 05/08/2022 20:41

On the back of my right hand, I've got a funny little square of veins. Having a perfusion put in the anaesthetist Saรฏd he'd never seen one before. Felt quite proud.

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SharpLily · 05/08/2022 20:46

I was born without wisdom teeth or tonsils. Apparently I'm 'evolutionarily advanced' and one day we'll all be born this way. There's not much special about me so I'll take a compliment where I can! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Jet888 · 05/08/2022 20:46

Caught out a 10 year old sporty boy in rounders one handed. I'm a teacher. Was 10 years ago. Still proud

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JennyForeigner · 05/08/2022 20:51

Lavenderbythefrontdoor · 22/07/2022 12:15

Thread inspired by a trip to the Health Centre today.

I have good veins and each time I donate blood or have to take a blood test, the HCP always say "Oooh!" and their eyes light up when they take a look at my arm. Every time, I a experience a little glow at this "praise" ๐Ÿ˜†

Anyone else have things that they aren't necessarily responsible for, that they take some sense of pride in?

Same! We have medics in the family and they look at the crook of my arm with pride and admiration.

I've been told I could be in medical textbooks ๐Ÿ’…

(literally nothing else to be proud of)

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JennyForeigner · 05/08/2022 20:54

I do have something else to be proud of!

I have super super thick hair. Every time I go to the hairdressers they say something about how much there is to sweep up. I could stuff pillows dontchaknow.

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Bigchezemakeme · 05/08/2022 20:59

I have really low fingernail beds which makes my nails look long even when they arenโ€™t. Beauty places always comment in how great they are.

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Dutypaid · 05/08/2022 21:00

I have been complemented on my "textbook glands". Joy

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