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Old 05-25-2019, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Old 05-25-2019, 12:35 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Let’s put it this way - I stopped buying green bananas.
I said this often as a joke, but when green bananas were on sale for like 3lbs for $1, I gave in, and bought some recently.
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Old 05-25-2019, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile My hope is different

I do think about it but I come from a family of long livers. Most passed in their 90's all of natural causes.

My daughter even had her DNA done recently and very clean.

Grateful for that.

I just hope I don't go totally blind. That is my fear. I am blind in 1 eye - from things that happened right after birth.

I just hope I have enough financially if this does happen. It's always been a worry.

However, I do not FEEL as old as I am so I'm trying to lose weight, eat healthier and do all the right things. Grateful for that also.

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Old 05-25-2019, 12:53 PM
 
Location: In a daze
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I said this often as a joke, but when green bananas were on sale for like 3lbs for $1, I gave in, and bought some recently.
Wow! Wish I was that optimistic.
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:30 PM
 
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I have a few years before I hit 65, and I am healthy, but one never knows. I have had acquaintances die suddenly, unexpectedly. I have lost friends to accidents. One of my best friends was killed in a car crash when she was only 18. We just never know and I see no point in dwelling on it.
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:42 PM
 
Location: RVA
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I don’t dwell much on it, but it was a primary influence in taking the early retirement package at 61. 3 working days left. I like to think I’m just too busy to die. It will just have to wait.
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Old 05-25-2019, 02:20 PM
 
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I'm 70 y.o., have a strong mystical bent, and am perfectly at peace with the fact that my physical body likely won't last more than 15-20 more years, if that long. I just hope my body doesn't outlast my ability to function cognitively.

I've not at all come to terms with losing family, friends, coworkers, neighbors. I don't like outliving so many of them.
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Old 05-25-2019, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Moore, Ok
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Are we sisters from a different mister, lol. I am 69 and pretty much think this way.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:08 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Well, I take my parents' death age of 95.5 and subtract mine of 70.5.
So, I guess I can buy green bananas.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:42 PM
 
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As a cancer survivor, it's hard not to think about it. I am 56 and I know from a statistics standpoint, if you live to be 65, you have much higher odds of living to 80. The medication (hormone blockers) I take to prevent the cancer from returning causes me to have really bad insomnia which can have horrible effects on your health. Also, women have a much higher chance of dying from heart issues after menopause which I assume is likely also hormone related (lack of hormones). So I don't take anything for granted.
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