I just heard that a lady that used to work next door to my office just had her second stroke, after retiring less than a year ago. She had a mild stroke earlier, but I'm told this one is worse; she is in the hospital and can't talk, etc.
I estimate she's early 60s. People like this give the best years of their lives to an employer....for what? So they can finally retire for a few months
There are worse things to be than dead...such as being a mental vegetable, or in constant pain, or dependent on others to do the simplest of things. I hope she recovers, but there is a good chance she won't.
Lesson: Bail out when you can. It's not just "how long you live," but more importantly, the quality of life. Retire while you have your good health.