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Old 03-31-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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You are sooooo correct, but I am getting there a day at a time. I never thought I would get this far but all of a sudden I am here. My dad died at 64. I thought I would be agound that age but since I was working I feel I extended my time here. JMO

I never had meds until I was 79 and in the hospital & rehab for 5 months & 17 days. My oldest daughter asked if I needed them, I told her that I was afraid not to take them now.
You could get there! No reason you can't if you keep active..
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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Do I want to live to 90? Not really. Because of improved healthcare and declining birthrate the world's population is becoming inverted - more and more old folks and less and less young ones. Who wants to live in a world that is full of old geezers? Not me and I am an old geezer. Well, 64. So either people need to start having more babies or the old folks needs to step aside. Since the planet is pretty messed up with just the existing 7 billion people, I don't think more babies is the answer.

My plan is to just say no to doctors. If I can live to 90 with no intervention, well that is what is meant to be. But if I get cancer when I am 70, oh well. C'est la vie.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Close to an earthquake
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I think when most people think or yearn for a long life as in 90 to 100 years, then imagine a life that is thriving and not full of suffering from whatever. Those who suffer from chronic illness or pain are not likely to want to make it to 100 years. So for the most part, those who say they want to live to be 90 or 100 are for the most part living a life that's pretty darn good - at the moment.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:15 PM
 
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Good God, no. Even if I were perfectly healthy, I just don't want to be around SO LONG.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't get the infatuation with living very old. A nursing home? Barely being able to see, hear or walk is not living. Not having the ability to do things on my own is more frightening than dying. I look at even "healthy" 90 year olds and shudder. Not to mention the drain on our medical system and our families.

Thankfully modern medicine has allowed us to live happier and healthier well into our 80's and that's where we benefit. But until someone figures out how to slow the aging process...no thanks.

Please powers that be ...let me live well into my 80's (if I'm lucky) and then strike me down swiftly and efficiently
Both my grandmothers and both my wife's grandmothers lived in their own homes in their 90s. 2 of them alone.

Rare medical visits except for one who had a hip replacement.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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My son's FIL will be 96. He lives with my son's family. He is still sharp as tack.

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Old 03-31-2016, 10:51 PM
 
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I don't get the infatuation with living very old. A nursing home? Barely being able to see, hear or walk is not living. Not having the ability to do things on my own is more frightening than dying. I look at even "healthy" 90 year olds and shudder. Not to mention the drain on our medical system and our families.

Thankfully modern medicine has allowed us to live happier and healthier well into our 80's and that's where we benefit. But until someone figures out how to slow the aging process...no thanks.

Please powers that be ...let me live well into my 80's (if I'm lucky) and then strike me down swiftly and efficiently

Get back to me when your 89............
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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Yea, yeah, we all have anecdotes about someone who lived a long life but what does that have to do with the question here? Are you saying that because you know someone who lived to be 90+ that means you should also? I knew someone who won $7M in the lottery but that doesn't mean it will happen to me.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Bran's tree
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Not me. I'd say I'll be done by 50. Of course with my luck, I'll end up living until 110 and hating it.
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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I was born before WWII. I am the 4th generation to have been married 50 years, but this is Maine. I also went to my wife's parents 50th. This is not unusual in Mine. People ask why I am still working. I tell them I like to eat. My grandfather was splitting wood the morning he died. He took a nap that afternoon and passed in his sleep at 92.
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