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Old 11-27-2010, 06:29 PM   #61
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I always find it interesting, that of all the 12 or more billions of people that have been on this planet, none have turned out to be immortal. That is, everyone ages and dies. No one has even lived to be 200.

There was an article in a local paper saying "Statistically, your chances of dying are higher in this county." Someone wrote in and said, "Actually no, everyone's chances of dying are 100%."
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:33 PM   #62
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"Actually no, everyone's chances of dying are 100%."
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World Death Rate Holding Steady At 100 Percent | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:35 PM   #63
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I always find it interesting, that of all the 12 or more billions of people that have been on this planet, none have turned out to be immortal.
I find it equally interesting that you only have to remove a "t" to find billions who qualify.
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I find it equally interesting that you only have to remove a "t" to find billions who qualify.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:19 PM   #65
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Someone wrote in and said, "Actually no, everyone's chances of dying are 100%."
But how does "someone" know this?
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I always find it interesting, that of all the 12 or more billions of people that have been on this planet, none have turned out to be immortal.
As far as we know...

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I just found this forum again. My latest previous post here was December 14th, 2010. Here is my update. I have continued with my regular resistance training, typically three days in four or six days in seven, for a sweaty hour each time. Sad to say, arthritis made some shoulder repair necessary. That damaged my workouts for some months. I have regained my flexibility almost completely, but my strength is coming back only slowly. My surgeon said I could get to 80% or 85% of my prior strength. I didn't say what I thought, which is this: No one can tell me what my limits are. I have to find out for myself. Other people may not have my perseverance.

I have continued with an over-the-counter vasodilator and prescription hormone therapy (testosterone, transdermal delivery). I have been willing to bet that hormone therapy will not damage my health, given the dosage the doctor prescribed. My PSA test has been 0.9, give or take 0.1, every year for years now, starting before the hormone therapy and continuing to this day. The notion that hormone therapy produces or stimulates prostatic cancer has no credibility with me. In my recent annual physical, all my blood tests were within normal limits, including testosterone. I have called myself the resident Puritan in some of my earlier posts. My aversion to drugs in general does not apply to prescription testosterone. It benefits my morale and strength with no significant side-effects. (At least, that is my strong impression.)

An earlier post in this series said that we can expect to live about ten years longer than our parents. I am already 17 years older than my father was when he died, and 12 years older than my brother was when he died.

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I just found this forum again. My latest previous post here was December 14th, 2010. Here is my update.
Thanks for the update! Live long and prosper.
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Thanks for the update Ted.

I had shoulder surgery on both shoulders 7 years ago to remove arthritic bone ridges that were producing really bad tendonitis. I hope your surgery is as successful as mine has been. I would say I have about 70 - 80% of the strength and flexibility I had in my 40's. No problem in playing tennis but I can't throw a baseball or softball without pain, and the reduced flexibility is apparent in my yoga sessions. However, it is a HUGE improvement to what is was prior to surgery when I had to learn to shave with my left hand because it hurt so much using my right.
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No one can tell me what my limits are. I have to find out for myself. Other people may not have my perseverance.
Thats the right perspective in my mind; keep it up Ted and I'm sure you will get to where you want to be.
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I'll have to find her name... but I was shocked by a statement from a world leading researcher in genetic research who confidently stated that the first person to reach the age of 1000 is surely alive today.

I suppose one can easily make statements like that because if you're wrong no one will remember but if you're right you'll end up in the history books as a visionary. Not a lot to lose.
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Well, is there reason to think testosterone supplementation extends life, or is it just for virility and bulging muscles?
Here is one answer to that question:

Studies suggest men with low levels of testosterone may face reduced life expectancy.

I would guess that like many things in life, an extreme in either direction is not good. The middle ground is often optimal for a healthy and long life.
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