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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:45 pm 
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Be thankful for your genes.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:51 pm 
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Location: Texas Hill Country
I, too, am blessed with good health. I had cataract surgery 3 years ago and during pre-op, the nurse asked when my last surgery was. I said 1938 when I had my tonsils removed. She acted like she didn't believe so I asked her if she wanted to check for scars, no more questions. I turned 84 last month and don't take any prescription meds. I walk every morning and still cut my own yard until 2 months ago when my mower died. Decided not to replace it, although I'm having second thoughts about it, good exercise. I have a plaque on my wall my FIL gave me 40 years ago, it says, "Do not resent growing old, many are denied the privilege," good advise. My Mom lived until almost 96 so I hope I have her genes.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:00 pm 
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I am not complaining, that's for sure. I am a lifetime non-smoker, non-drinker, I find bicycling burns off all the junk food I eat. I confess I often taunt my erstwhile fellow "senior citizens" who didn't take care of themselves...
Read the DC comics mostly as a kid, I think if I had to choose one superpower, invulnerability would be a good choice.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:44 pm 
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Location: Hibbing ,Minnesota U.S.A.
69 my own choosing work at kind of a local hardware store that sells tires ,lawnmowers, chainsaws and other small engine equipment. Work on all of it some skid steer tires a lot of truck tires. Not as quick as the young guys but I can still do it. My previous job didn't have to deal with the public. I have to deal with people every day I really enjoy being able to help somebody with their problem.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:59 pm 
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blackhawknj wrote:
In visiting this and other boards it often seems that way. I am 69, will be 70 in September, most days I can pass for 40-50, people who know me say I usually act like I'm 13. My medicine cabinet has decongestants and Ibruprofen, my last prescription was 30 years ago, something for bursitis, which is my biggest health problem. My last doctor's visit was in 1992. I came from a family of Christian Scientists, I like to think they're looking out for me. Been taking Vitamin C Linus Pauling was right. Bicycle to work year round, and we do have winters here in Central NJ.
3 hospital stays, the first when I came into this life, the second in BCT at Fort Dix-food poisoning. The third-October 9, 2015, bicycling home at 0130-hit by a drunk. Came to in the ambulance. Hey, I got a police escort to the hospital ! Kept me for observation, yes I was wearing a helmet. Got a Percocet there, and a prescription for it, which I didn't bother getting filled, I was more sore-physically-than anything else, and very ticked off.
One interesting thing, I submitted the bill to my insurance through work, and someone suggested submitting to my car insurer. I received a phone call from the hospital's lawyer about the bill, when I told him I was an accident victim he asked where the report was filed-and I heard no more sbout it.




You should thank the Lord, as you've been blessed...…. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:30 pm 
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Location: St. Louis, MO
I take more pills than I can describe. Had an outpatient surgery two weeks ago. Nurse taking medical history wanted to know what surgeries I have had. I asked how much time she had and she said forget it! Keep reading ads and things suggesting how to improve my life I wonder how much good they will do me after 94 years.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:49 am 
Hunter

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Everyday on the net I get all these young beautiful girls wanting to hook up with me.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:55 pm 
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Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:24 pm
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Location: Sux Falls, SoDak
Rick Courtright wrote:
Hi,

I'd knock on wood before posting what a trouble free life I've had! I've lost too many people who thought they were fine, then "suddenly" turned out to have something terrible. A lot of things happen "almost overnight" even at younger ages! ......

All of you who are blessed with better than average health should be quite grateful, and be sure to give your thanks where it's deserved.

Rick C


This, and good for you OP, I am happy for you.

By the way, I just got home from my endocrinologist's office. I have had type 1 diabetes for 30 years now. Doc said again that I am doing quite well, a1c good, no issues. Healthy except for diabetes. Lots of prescriptions, but they seem to be doing their thing. I'm still a pretty happy camper at 67, and am very thankful for what I have and don't have. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:33 pm 
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No offense but if you haven’t seen a doctor in 25+ years you are only assuming health.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:36 am 
Blackhawk

Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:40 pm
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Even if you have there's no warranty on humans.
I'd always taken pretty good care of myself, ate pretty decent,
no drugs, not much alcohol, annual physicals...etc.
Had a heart attack playing hockey at age 55.
I was real healthy right up until I wasn't.
Granted Doc's do or at least should catch some stuff
before it kills you.
My sister was in good shape, regular checkups, fit, active,
all that stuff. Started feeling "off"....pancreatic cancer....
died last June.
You never know....live while you can, you're going to be dead for a
really long time!!!
Dave


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:07 am 
Hunter

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No one gets out alive. I had a brother in law that was the opposite of me. He ran, was a vegetarian, took care of himself, was a lab tech in a heart hospital. Didn't have a ounce of fat on him. He was a health nut. My sister dropped him off at work, he got a heart attack and died in the hospital lab with heart doctors working on him right away. He was about 45 years old.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:24 pm 
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Location: Fort Worth, Tex.
Some people are healthy, some aren't, and others are somewhere in the middle. What a great thread!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:29 pm 
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I was working at TVA back in the 70s and was out sick a couple of days with the flu. When I came back to work my boss was bragging to me that he'd been working there for over 30 years and had never taken a sick day. He died 2 weeks later from a heart attack. At least he was at home and still didn't have to take any sick days.

Anyone that's not seen a doctor in over 25 years might want to consider at least seeing a psychologist. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:43 am 
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Many of the same folks who would never put a gun away without cleaning it or let their oil go over 3000 miles for a change won't go to the doctor for a 6 month checkup. It is all about maintenance.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:43 am 
Hunter

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About 45 years ago I had to get a physical done by a female doctor. I asked her how I was. She said I was healthier than I deserved. I always had been overweight but strong. Then things turned that took a lot out of me in my seventy's. Accidents, broken bones and then nose cancer where I had my nose cut off. A few years ago heart stents, and now a couple months ago I fell and tore up my hip socket and aint recovering as well as I think I should. Still, I cant began to count the friends and co workers I knew that died way too young long ago that appeared to be in far better shape than me. One thing certain. No one gets out alive.


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