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Old 04-07-2016, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I was going to say, Keith Richards looks like death warmed over.
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:35 PM
 
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TwoByFour, I wouldn't say that a meager four people is "a lot of rockers have died of liver failure".

I also think David Bowie may have died from chain smoking his whole life, as smoking is also connected with liver cancer and liver failure.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:01 AM
 
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I don't think someone wakes up one day and says , you know what today I need to stop living and die due to age , unless they have suicide issues or something. I use to think when I was kid that a 50 year old was accent here I am today at 52 and feel like I am still 25 ,

My dad is 82 and tells me inside he feels 40 , but do to a stroke he had he lost some eye sight etc so thats what makes him feel his age now . until that stroke he did everything . he was 80 when he had the stroke .
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Do I want to live to be 90? Ask me again when I am 89.

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Old 04-10-2016, 06:41 AM
 
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How about 120?
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:37 PM
 
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You know ALOT of people in their 90's ? I'd like to see that. Lol
Then you have never lived in a metro area of 100,000 people and the majority are retired. I lived in St George Utah for 10 years. They had huge housing developments complete with golf courses for their residents, for people all over 60. There were several such developments. About 15% of them were in their 90s, and even into 100 plus (not a lot over 100) category. The city had a big dinner to honor those over 100 giving them a free meal to attend, and a lot of people came to honor them. A lot them are in such good shape, that one looking at them would have thought they were 30 years younger than their true age. It was not unusual to see several over 90 out there playing golf every day. St George and other such cities are real retirement destinations for huge numbers of people. A lot of them live into their 90s and stay healthy right up to near the end.
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:56 PM
 
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I almost died in my 20s and have had a few serious issues since. I don't take any birthday for granted. But with what I know about illnesses and their ups and downs, my feeling is that I cannot answer that question.

How I feel about living depends on my health, and aside from trying to ensure a healthy lifestyle, there is no certainty on that. I am in better health just at the moment (I am 67) than I was at 27. That could change next week.

So it seems a waste of time to have a set age imagined as a limit to fix on, rather than considering, as I have, levels of health problems I probably can (or definitely cannot) deal with. Anyone could get Alzheimer's tomorrow; my dad died of that after 20 years, and I have seldom seen such suffering. I know someone my age who is so severely disabled that she has told me she is ready to "fade away." I have known breast cancer patients in their 20s who were ready to go. We are getting a memo to be ready to go when our body quits. I'll wait for the memo.
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:58 PM
 
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I almost died in my 20s and have had a few serious issues since. I don't take any birthday for granted. But with what I know about illnesses and their ups and downs, my feeling is that I cannot answer that question.

How I feel about living depends on my health, and aside from trying to ensure a healthy lifestyle, there is no certainty on that. I am in better health just at the moment (I am 67) than I was at 27. That could change next week.

So it seems a waste of time to have a set age imagined as a limit to fix on, rather than considering, as I have, levels of health problems I probably can (or definitely cannot) deal with. Anyone could get Alzheimer's tomorrow; my dad died of that after 20 years, and I have seldom seen such suffering. I know someone my age who is so severely disabled that she has told me she is ready to "fade away." I have known breast cancer patients in their 20s who were ready to go. We are getting a memo to be ready to go when our body quits. I'll wait for the memo.
Good post ..I agree
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:08 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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If I'm upright, mobile, not in too much pain and can recall half the items in my fridge then, hell, yeah.
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Old 04-13-2016, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I haven't read the whole thread, but in answer to the thread title question I say, hello no, no way! Yes, I am aware some people in their ninties still have all their marbles as well as pretty good physical health. But the odds are not so good. Since we are all going to die anyway, I sure hope I am spared the probable misery of being that old. Recalling the cases of my mother and three different aunts gives me shudders.
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