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Old 07-16-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Do you have statistics where vegans live longer?
Vegans don’t live longer.

Their preaching is so tiresome, though, that time seems to stand still.
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:43 PM
 
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The point I am trying to make is so many posters on this board tell us they feel great, are active, exercise and eat well. They expect to live to at least 100 years old and arrange their affairs and finances based on needing that money at 109 years old. It seems to me the ones who told me how great they feel are the ones I see laying in a casket a few months later at the funeral home.
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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The point I am trying to make is so many posters on this board tell us they feel great, are active, exercise and eat well. They expect to live to at least 100 years old and arrange their affairs and finances based on needing that money at 109 years old. It seems to me the ones who told me how great they feel are the ones I see laying in a casket a few months later at the funeral home.
Since this is a completely false premise — no one here has made any of those claims —why should we bother responding to you?
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:08 PM
 
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Since this is a completely false premise — no one here has made any of those claims —why should we bother responding to you?
I have been following City Data for over ten years and I have read countless posts from older people boosting how great they feel and saying they would live well into their 90s.
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I don't know anyone who has arranged their finances to live to 100. It's so rare to live that long that it makes the newspapers and people are in awe at 100 year olds. And I think people on this forum have been pretty upfront about their health challenges.

Treatments and preventative care have improved so much in recent years, and we are on the verge of some really big developments in several "old age" diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. I'm pretty optimistic about my future, of course I'm only 60! Even if you took perfect care of yourself, had all your mammograms, PSA tests, vaccinations, etc, you can still die in a car accident or fall off a curb and hit your head. All you can do is really all you can do. Get your tests (including colonoscopies) and vaccines, eat well, manage your health issues with lifestyle changes if you can, get what exercise you can, even if it's an exercycle or treadmill if that's the only way you feel safe, and hope for the best. That's all you can do.

But I won't waste one minute of my life worrying that "I could be next", because, number 1, it's not likely and, number 2, I can't change it. So why worry? Get those thoughts out of your head. Or I guess you can sit around and wring your hands and let needless worry spoil your day.
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:21 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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Don't forget, even if the average life expectancy is 85 or whatever, as long as you are alive, you have a life expectancy. If you make it to 85, your l.e.may be as high as 97. Once you get up above 100, well....


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Old 07-16-2019, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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The point I am trying to make is so many posters on this board tell us they feel great, are active, exercise and eat well. They expect to live to at least 100 years old and arrange their affairs and finances based on needing that money at 109 years old. It seems to me the ones who told me how great they feel are the ones I see laying in a casket a few months later at the funeral home.
So what's the point of posting, then? To start an argument here?

"... What about the main thing in life, all its riddles? If you want, I'll spell it out for you right now. Do not pursue what is illusionary -property and position: all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade, and is confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life -don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn for happiness; it is, after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing. It is enough if you don't freeze in the cold and if thirst and hunger don't claw at your insides. If your back isn't broken, if your feet can walk, if both arms can bend, if both eyes can see, if both ears hear, then whom should you envy? And why? Our envy of others devours us most of all. Rub your eyes and purify your heart -and prize above all else in the world those who love you and who wish you well. Do not hurt them or scold them, and never part from any of them in anger; after all, you simply do not know: it may be your last act before your arrest, and that will be how you are imprinted on their memory...” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:24 PM
 
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I can imagine that is tough.

To avoid cancer make sure you have a ton of Vitamin D. 50 ng per ml in the blood.

To avoid heart attack make sure your heart is strong and don't stress it. Take cardio tonics and mangnesium.

As for the Pulmonary Embolism.... got nothing. But seems freakish. Was it related to some surgery or something?
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Eat well, exercise often, die anyway


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Old 07-16-2019, 03:01 PM
 
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The point I am trying to make is so many posters on this board tell us they feel great, are active, exercise and eat well. They expect to live to at least 100 years old and arrange their affairs and finances based on needing that money at 109 years old. It seems to me the ones who told me how great they feel are the ones I see laying in a casket a few months later at the funeral home.
You may be onto something.

I feel terrible, I hear a snap, crackle and pop when I get out of bed and it's not my Rice Krispies. My doctor gave me a referral to a mortician. I really should live to be 120 years old
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