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Old 08-01-2019, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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All 3 of my brothers had stents put in before age 55. My eldest brother had his first heart attack at 52, stents were put in then, and he had his second heart attack at 56, and had a 5 way bypass. Despite my being overweight (many years of hypothyroid), my doc says I have no risk factors for heart disease! Yay! All my numbers are excellent, and I recently found out I have a different dad than my brothers, and my bio-dad just had his first heart issues at age 80. So losing my family history of early heart disease and diabetes makes me very happy!

I retired early because I could, and I've been enjoying every day. I didn't want to be that guy in the OP.

I had CPR class every year for 30 years, but I haven't had one now in the last 8 years. I heard they're changing it to compressions only.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:05 AM
 
Location: R.I.
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One of my kids took the CPR class.

Good to hear that and you should be very proud of their effort!!!
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:52 AM
 
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People rarely change from how they are during the working years .

To many, having money represents financial security , power , independence, comfort ...they like money for the sake of having it ,not for the things money can buy...they love looking at their net worth sheet.

Others like money for spending , they want more to spend more

Others like my old boss likes the art of the deal ...he has a company doing 100 million a year yet he is motivated by deals and buying more companies .
Excellent observation- people and their money in a nutshell!
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:02 AM
 
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I what bizarre, negative world you live in.

I'm 59, been retired fully for 3 years now. Don't feel useless for a second. And if my grand kids were to ridicule me, their parents would nip that in the bud right away. My kids were raised well enough that they're raising their kids. My health is still excellent. I exercise everyday. As are my mental faculties. The medical industry comes up with new acronyms and cutesy names because medical research evolves daily. We have very few needs and have saved very well for our futures.

I suppose I'm a glass is half full person. You sound like a glass is empty and cracked type of person. I bet you're fun at parties.
Sorry, you don’t have to attack Gloria for expressing an opinion that you don’t share and for trying to find a
“silver lining “ in a bad situation for friends and family of the deceased consolation.
Sounds like you will die healthy, wealthy and optimistic! Good for you.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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My best friend had a fatal heart attack a month ago. He was a union electrician and made good money. He was real frugal and I am too. He drove a beat up old truck that had been hit on both ends and died with a bunch of unspent money. I can tell I will too. It's hard to spend if you never have.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:46 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Good to hear that and you should be very proud of their effort!!!
I did nothing, she likes to volunteer and therefore she took CPR too.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:54 AM
 
Location: equator
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Just remember, no one lays on their deathbed and says, gee I wish I spent more time in the office.
Or in LTC/nursing home!
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Murrica
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Sorry, you don’t have to attack Gloria for expressing an opinion that you don’t share and for trying to find a
“silver lining “ in a bad situation for friends and family of the deceased consolation.
Sounds like you will die healthy, wealthy and optimistic! Good for you.
Sorry you were offended. I can't find a "silver lining" in death. Additionally, the poster has an extraordinarily pessimistic approach to "life and aging".
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:59 AM
 
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Sorry you were offended. I can't find a "silver lining" in death. Additionally, the poster has an extraordinarily pessimistic approach to "life and aging".
Don’t worry: it takes a lot more to “ offend” me, just felt bad for a lady!
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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He died in his sleep on Sunday night. Never got one day of retirement, never got one penny of social security.
Sorry for your loss.

The good news is he never knew he never got one day of retirement or one penny of SS. Thus, he was never disappointed.
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