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Lou1se
06-19-2012, 12:09 AM
Got this from a friend.

Here's something to think about.

I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive
Lab tests, he said I was doing ‘fairly well' for my age. (I just turned
SEVENTY).

A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, 'Do you
think I'll live to be 100?'

He asked, 'Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?'
'Oh no,' I replied. 'I'm not doing drugs, either!'

Then he asked, 'Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?'
'I said, 'Not much... my former doctor said that all red meat is very
unhealthy!'

'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, boating, sailing,
hiking, or bicycling?'
'No, I don't,' I said.

He asked, 'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lots of sex?'
'No,' I said....
He looked at me and said..
'Then, why do you even give a $h!t?'

IronCharles
06-19-2012, 12:18 AM
'Zacktly. I'd rather go out on my feet on the battlefield.... with honor, than helpless in bed, paying somebody to wipe my butt for me.

Oceanside
06-19-2012, 12:53 AM
'Zacktly. I'd rather go out on my feet on the battlefield.... with honor, than helpless in bed, paying somebody to wipe my butt for me.

you got that right !

hochspeyer
06-19-2012, 12:55 AM
Good answer.

Indfanfromcol
06-19-2012, 12:55 AM
I'll be happy to live to 60

JOSEF RAKICH
06-19-2012, 12:58 AM
Yes.

GuyJin
06-19-2012, 02:26 AM
Probably not but I'm going to enjoy myself for as long as I can. My father passed away at the age of seventy-one and my mother at eighty-five, so if I make it to around eighty or so with my mental faculties still intact then I'll be happy.

pvsampson
06-19-2012, 02:35 AM
Dad 80 in care with advanced dementia,mum 77 released from hospital last week with kidneys,liver and bowel covered in cysts,(also in remission for bowel cancer last 3 yrs).I've been a heavy smoker and drinker,and only gave up illicit drugs 2 1/2 years ago.I hope to make it to 75 so I can see my girls reach their 30's. 100 may be a bit of a stretch,but ya never know ya luck!! ;)

beachguy498
06-19-2012, 05:23 AM
Die young, leave a good looking corpse!

My dad is 95, his sister is almost 104, his baby brother is 88. All have their marbles are are doing fairly well, but do I want to get to that age? I see too many people who are 75 and doing terribly.The double-edged sword that it is, modern medicine keeps us going longer after our bodies start breaking down, like an old car you hang onto and odd shti breaks once you hit the 180k mile mark.

I would have never guessed I'd make it to 25 the way I was going for a while. Looks like I'm going to make 60 and be in good shape. So anything barring a stroke or heart attack along the way, I might see 100. On the other hand, my mom died at age 52, many in her family never saw 60. Her baby brother died last year at age 73. The only 1 of the original 9 siblings is 87, a record in that family.

Rob

theKurp
06-19-2012, 07:06 AM
Such negativity in this thread. I'm looking forward to hitting 100 looking good and feeling good.

mslman71
06-19-2012, 07:12 AM
I'm just over 40 and with all the joint problems/emerging issues I have now I don't know if I want to live to be 100. Even if my brain still works I'm not sure I'll be able to move.

KeepItMoving
06-19-2012, 07:14 AM
I didn't think I'd live this long!

philipj
06-19-2012, 07:15 AM
I set my goal some years ago, and it still stands: I will die at age 162 by a jelous husband as I exit his wife's bedroom window.

Why do so many of you aim at dieing when feeble?

StressMonkey
06-19-2012, 07:58 AM
I doubt it.

beachguy498
06-19-2012, 09:20 AM
Such negativity in this thread. I'm looking forward to hitting 100 looking good and feeling good.

I really hope you do and all of us as well. Every generation ages a little bit better than the previous one. I'm at the stage where I get to see aging relatives pass and there ain't nothin' pretty about that. Nursing homes, hospital wards, frequent-flyer ambulance rides.. I've seen enough for a while.

Rob

cgc
06-19-2012, 09:25 AM
Well, I'm planning on seeing the tricentennial....so hitting 100 is part of that plan heh.

n0rm
06-19-2012, 09:56 AM
most likely, do I want to? probably not....

sy2502
06-19-2012, 11:52 AM
Will I see 100? God, I hope not.

itsagoodday
06-19-2012, 11:56 AM
I would absolutely love to see 100. Unfortunately, none of my relatives on either side of my family have made it that far, so the odds are greatly against it. Ah well.

ArchAngel'73
06-19-2012, 01:39 PM
I hope not.
I hear its all down hill after 40. :p

sy2502
06-19-2012, 01:50 PM
If society is headed where it looks like it's headed, a bunch of people ignoring each other face to face because too busy texting/mailing/facebooking somebody else, then I'd rather die young.

theKurp
06-19-2012, 02:28 PM
If society is headed where it looks like it's headed, a bunch of people ignoring each other face to face because too busy texting/mailing/facebooking somebody else, then I'd rather die young.

One criteria for longevity is making your own happiness. In other words, not giving a **** what other people are doing.

sy2502
06-19-2012, 02:33 PM
One criteria for longevity is making your own happiness. In other words, not giving a **** what other people are doing.

Unless I lock myself in the house and never come out, I am exposed to, and have to interact with, society. Some interactions are more depressing than others.

GuyJin
06-19-2012, 03:48 PM
I hope not.
I hear its all down hill after 40. :p

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Nah, that's just about putting on muscle. It doesn't say anything about living longer.

OTOH, fappin' may become an issue once you hit seventy or so....

:D

Brackneyc
06-19-2012, 03:54 PM
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OTOH, fappin' may become an issue once you hit seventy or so....

:D


Because the nurses keep walking in on you. :D

Oceanside
06-19-2012, 04:25 PM
I don't think mother nature had living past the age of 70 (or so) when she designed us,at least for the majority of us,modern medicine makes that possible these day,and while physically it's possible , it seems like the will to live deteriorates, meaning mentally the quality of life dwindles down to just going through the motions on a daily basis...

sy2502
06-19-2012, 04:27 PM
I don't think mother nature had living past the age of 70 (or so) when she designed us,at least for the majority of us,modern medicine makes that possible these day,and while physically it's possible , it seems like the will to live deteriorates, meaning mentally the quality of life dwindles down to just going through the motions on a daily basis...

If my mental capacities decrease at the same rate they have so far, I won't remember my own address in less than 5 years. Just take me out in the woods and shoot me.

Oceanside
06-19-2012, 04:32 PM
If my mental capacities decrease at the same rate they have so far, I won't remember my own address in less than 5 years. Just take me out in the woods and shoot me.

personally I'm hoping for a chunk of a meteor to the back on the head sometime in my early 70's...

preferably just after I've taken a big dump and drank a cold beer :)

IronCharles
06-19-2012, 05:17 PM
OTOH, fappin' may become an issue once you hit seventy or so....

:D


Because the nurses keep walking in on you. :D"Oh, nurse.... nurse! Can ya give me a hand over here? Actually.... ya better bring two....." :D

IronCharles
06-19-2012, 05:22 PM
Interestingly, just last night I was watching that episode from season three of "Sons of Anarchy", where Gemma has to commit her father to the nursing home. I was thinking, boy, I sure don't ever want to be so helpless like that. I'm not sure I would have been walking back from the lake that day.