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Old 12-06-2005, 01:59 PM   #61
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81? 91? 100? 105? You folks are certainly optimists!

I have heart disease, diabetes and cancer running through both sides of my family tree, and am in damned poor health and 100 lbs overweight at 46.

I made my ER calcs based on being out of money by age 70. I lose no sleep at all worrying about outliving my resources. I'm having my fun while I can.

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Re: Going broke at 81
Old 12-06-2005, 02:31 PM   #62
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81? 91? 100? 105?* You folks are certainly optimists!

I have heart disease, diabetes and cancer running through both sides of my family tree, and am in damned poor health and 100 lbs overweight at 46.

I made my ER calcs based on being out of money by age 70. I lose no sleep at all worrying about outliving my resources. I'm having my fun while I can.

Beowolf
time to start walking more, eating less McD's and more veggies, and drinking a glass of red wine each night before the amber ale.
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Old 12-06-2005, 05:17 PM   #63
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81? 91? 100? 105?* You folks are certainly optimists!

I have heart disease, diabetes and cancer running through both sides of my family tree, and am in damned poor health and 100 lbs overweight at 46.

I made my ER calcs based on being out of money by age 70. I lose no sleep at all worrying about outliving my resources. I'm having my fun while I can.

Beowolf
I am sorry about your health issues and your family health history. My family health history is awful. Heatdisease is the biggie followed by diabetes, blindness, and those that lived long enough, strokes and cancer. Father's father died in his 40's, father's brothers all died before 65; father had coronary bypass surgery 3X but was a tough SOB that lived to 81. My mother's side is not better with her parents both dying of heart disease before age 68. My brother and I wonder which one of us will be the first to have a heart attack. We both take care of ourselves and have frequent checkups including EKG and stress testing. I even had an arteriogram a few years back. So far so good.

I am still planning on living to at least 90. If I don't then my family will be able to ER sooner than they thought. If not, I will not have to eat cat food....ever nor will I have to be a financial burden to anyone.

You have a very good chance of outliving most of your ancestors. Plan to live longer and be happy when you actually make it.
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Old 12-07-2005, 06:02 PM   #64
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time to start walking more, eating less McD's and more veggies, and drinking a glass of red wine each night before the amber ale.
Thanks for the kindly-intended advice, Uncledrz.

Being partly disabled and in chronic pain makes walking difficult. On the other hand it keeps me mostly confined to my house, and thus protects me from McD's.

The glass of red wine could cause a fatal interaction with one of my heart meds, so wouldn't be a good idea for me.

I do try to eat my veggies, though.

But mostly, my plan is to enjoy each day as it comes, for however many of them I get. I've taken the weight off 3 times in my adult life, and as happens to 14 out of 15 of those who do, can't keep it off. Never putting myself through that again. From now on, I'm having fun!

Thanks!
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:16 AM   #65
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Ok Beow., with the more specific information, obviously some things you just can't do. Yet, you've got the good attitude.
One other suggestion. People around here (upper midwest) who can't do the regular excercise programs get involved in a heated pool excercise program. Don't know if its available to you, or if your able, but those who do it seem to "get hooked" and do it regularly.
It's connected with the hospital, so maybe your doc has some information or suggestion along those lines.
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heated pool excercise program
Is this what we're calling "sex in a hot tub" now?
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Is this what we're calling "sex in a hot tub" now?
That's one way to make it through those long upper midwest winters...
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