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Old 04-20-2016, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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90?
I am shooting for 150

At this rate, I will be lucky to see 75.


As long as I have my faculties, I would certainly love to reach 90 and beyond but without them it wont really matter because I wont know the difference.
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Old 04-20-2016, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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you seem to have a grandiose and inflated sense of your place in the world, and of your importance or non-importance in the world
Funny, I was thinking the same thing about you.

The reason the world is such a mess is because it is all about me, me, me. Living as old as one can, where all one is doing is consuming resources just so "you can feel the sunshine on your face" is very much a self-serving goal. If it happens, it happens. But getting there by being propped up by doctors is not my idea of a non-impactful existence.
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I fell down some stairs in January and go to physical therapy to rebuild strength. There is another patient there who is 93. I saw her one day--she looks great, AND she can do a plank for five minutes. I am up to 35 seconds.

My mom Is 87. I am glad she is still here. She had a quadruple bypass last year and started dialysis 3X a week because she has polycystic kidney disease and her kidneys finally failed, but she drives herself to and from the dialysis center, goes to her book club and to church, and hangs out or has lunch with friends. Her mother died 15 years ago at 94.
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:17 PM
 
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very nice post, Mightyqueeen801!! I'm very glad those people you mention are still around at 93 and 87, and still enjoying life. Even under some adverse circumstances as you describe, life can still be enjoyed. I admire your mother & as you state, you're happy to still have her!
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Dothan AL
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No, most of my family who lived past 85 did not have quality of life after that age. I am a proponent of having right to die when old.
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:25 AM
 
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No, most of my family who lived past 85 did not have quality of life after that age. I am a proponent of having right to die when old.
You do understand, though, that my desire to be living well at 90 is no threat to your desire to be dead by 90, right?
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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very nice post, Mightyqueeen801!! I'm very glad those people you mention are still around at 93 and 87, and still enjoying life. Even under some adverse circumstances as you describe, life can still be enjoyed. I admire your mother & as you state, you're happy to still have her!
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No, most of my family who lived past 85 did not have quality of life after that age. I am a proponent of having right to die when old.
Yes, QOL is a big factor. My mother was high risk for the bypass because of her age and kidney failure, and she took some time and consulted with her pastor before deciding to go forward with the surgery. She did not want to be alive but unable to enjoy life. Fortunately, her level of recovery surprised even her doctors.

With the dialysis, the right to die is built in. You can stop treatment and be dead in a few days. One of the dialysis nurses told us she had several patients who did just that when their quality of life had plummeted. Author James Michener stopped dialysis at 90 after releasing a farewell statement to his readers telling of his decision.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:59 PM
 
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If I could find a way to live to 300, I would. 90 isn't that old anymore.

well if you do , let me know I will jump on board.


hell my wife says she would strangle a puppy every morning if it would halt the aging process.
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Old 04-21-2016, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I read that if you are still alive in the next 20 or 30 years, you can live over 150. Hope I can find the link.

It has something to do with the advancement of medical technology, every year there is always a breakthrough in bio medical technology.

I'm ok with 150 then
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:04 PM
 
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Yeah if I'm healthy sure. If I'm pooping my pants eating baby food cross eyed and drooling and saying "pretty bird" yeah I wanna check out.
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