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Old 09-06-2010, 10:33 PM   #41
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Based on family history I expect to be dead by age 75. I'd like to be alive if i'm not in too much pain and can take care of myself. Being physically self-sufficient is the most important thing to be at that age
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:14 AM   #42
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Don't you mean 23?
Mentally I've been 25 for over 24 years, and growing progressively more baffled at what's happening to the rest of me...
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Mentally I've been 25 for over 24 years, and growing progressively more baffled at what's happening to the rest of me...
I've had the same experience. We go to an annual dinner with the retiree alumni association. Every year I look at the people and think "I used to work with these guys. How'd they get so old?" Then I look in the mirror....

I like the T-shirt: "Inside every 80-year-old is an 18-year-old wondering what the hell happened".
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I hope you're kidding.

A couple of weeks back in England we met a cousin of DW's who is 75 and he and his wife had just got back from Germany visiting relatives where he had visited a German Emergency Room after crashing his bike and splitting his head open. He says he'll consider wearing a cycle helmet from now one.

We'll be meeting them again in 2 weeks in Niagara.

I want to be just like them at 75 - extremely active, financially strong, and having a blast in their 15th year of retirement.
I would like to be healthy and active at 75 but it's not a choice.
We don't choose our DNA.
AT 75 I'll need a cane (maybe a wheelchair) and a caretaker.
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I would like to be healthy and active at 75 but it's not a choice.
We don't choose our DNA.
AT 75 I'll need a cane (maybe a wheelchair) and a caretaker.
Sounds like the makings of a self-fulfilling prophesy - one you might wish to forgo being able to say "I told you so...".
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I would like to be healthy and active at 75 but it's not a choice.
We don't choose our DNA.
AT 75 I'll need a cane (maybe a wheelchair) and a caretaker.
You sound like my Dad (his parents and siblings all died in their 70's, and his wife died at 62).

Even though he didn't actually change his lifestyle to improve his odds (like give up smoking or getting out more) he didn't need a cane until he was 83 and dropped dead at home at 84. He was also a real comic, mentally sharp right to the end.

There's more to life than DNA, be positive and confound science
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Healthy, financially well-off...and patting the fanny of a Chippendale dancer. What else would an old, single babe want at 75?
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Healthy, financially well-off...and patting the fanny of a Chippendale dancer. What else would an old, single babe want at 75?
I had to Google "Chippendale dancer". At first I thought you were into chipmonks (as in Chip'n'Dale)
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Sounds like the makings of a self-fulfilling prophesy - one you might wish to forgo being able to say "I told you so...".
Peripheral neuropathy has already set in, right on schedule.
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Peripheral neuropathy has already set in, right on schedule.
I'm sorry to hear that.
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