How much longer do you think you have?

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  1. sunrayjack12

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    when was the first time you seriously thought about how much longer you would live?
    I don't dwell on it but I never thought of it until I lost my wife.
    I have a second set of kids I hope to see grown and more, I guess there is just never enough time to get it all finished.
    I was 55 when she passed so every now and then It creeps into my thoughts.
    I try to go along with the day to day life and not think of it, I always think of my dad who made it to 75 and use that for my goal.
    I have never felt or lived my age, I am 60 now and in better health and shape than when I was in my 30's.
     
  2. MarZutra

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    One of those subjects that entirely depends on one's particular circumstances I guess. I live by trying to do the best I can and do as much for others that I can - while trying to keep my sanity. "Good deed for the day". Never had the good fortune of being married or the blessing of having children so I'd be coming at this subject from an entirely different outlook I'm guessing....
     
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    My family tends to live into the the mid to late 90's and tend to specialize in red meat, cigarettes and booze.

    I'm not going until I get everything done on my to do list, so I'm safe for about 50 years.
     
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    I was diagnosed with stage IIIB NSCLC adenocarcnoma of the lung and given a prognosis of 9 to 14 months with treatment, in Feb of 2012. A lot of prayer and some good fortune with several clinical trials and a successful surgery and we're still fighting. Not in remission, but still slugging away. Every hour, every day, together with those who I love, is a win.
     
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    Pretty ironic topic there Sun Ray Jack 12
     
  6. Nite1922

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    Well, 5 years ago I contracted an intestinal infection that our medical system in Canada emergency room sent me home repeatedly,
    Wasn't until I started swelling up and had heart failure, with a bp of 218 over 140 that they decided I had a problem. Had to wait for 2 days to get medivaced to a specialist 250 miles away. In the mean time they decided to send in a head shrinker to talk to me. She actually got mad and berated me because I was not upset. Well got to the specialist. .Kidney failure. They got that under control and saved my kidneys. The doc figured I was 2 days from death.
    Well 5 years on, been getting flu like symptoms for last two years with increasing occurence, Turns out I have a particular syndrome that they should have been monitoring from day one, but well, Canadian medical system. But I digress.
    Anyway, they are slowing down the progression of the problem but no estimate on time left.
    In the end I really do not care, death is part of life, and I have stared death in the face and beat it but in the end , death wins, so why be afraid?
    Sorry for the rant
     
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  7. sKiZo

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    Live forever or die trying, I'll always say ...
     
  8. JoeESP9

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    Being a 69 y/o cancer survivor (Six years clean next November) I simply try to make the best of every day.
     
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    We'll in the words of an Irish drinking song ...

     
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    Keep up the good spirit and have faith, your out look above is really all that matters.
     
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    54, stroke survivor here.

    Do our best, help everyone we can.

    Love, don't hate.

    Don't keep thinking in your mind, what could have been.

    None of that matters now.

    All that matters now is now and tomorrow.

    Laughter can get us through the worst of times but one day the laughter, the sorrow, the tears, all that goes with it will dissipate like a mist that appears for awhile and then vanishes....
     
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    Thankful for your positive attitude.

    Myself, I am in my mid 40s. Never gave my mortality a thought, until my grandparents passed. Last one was about 4 years ago. Now, with my Mother declining end stage kidney failure and her refusing dialysis at age 69. I really have to face it. I always thought I wouldn't lose my parents for another decade.
    I am trying to make changes in my life. More exercise, less eating. Control my depression and anxiety. And address my marriage. I figure, if I have 30 years left, I want to be happy.
     
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  14. sKiZo

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    With our kind of luck, you'll probably haunt the board ...

    Wait ... you're not haunting the board now, are ya?
     
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    I was thinking about this subject this weekend. I realized I have more music than I will probably ever play more than once before I die. So should I get rid of most of it and enjoy the rest? As far as the OP goes, it's tough to put yourself in somebody else's shoes. One thing for sure, most people in the world have some struggles to overcome. Many are serious, others are purely perspective. I have been lucky and try to remind myself of that when the chips are down. I was once in a coma for 3 days and was given up for dead, had my last rites, so it's like everyday is a gift.
     
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    Antonius Block: Who are you?

    Death: I am Death.

    Antonius Block: Have you come for me?

    Death: I have long walked by your side.

    Antonius Block: So I have noticed.


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    IMHO ... don't ever make the mistake of living your life as if today were some type of rehearsal for tomorrow

     
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  18. repair_guy

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    Well I'm 34 now, so probably about another 25 years or so. All of the men on both sides of my family lived only into their 50's or 60's, none made it into their 70's.
     
  19. Hobie1dog

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    In the Life Insurance world, they bank on you believing you will die earlier, than you will, so that they win in the end. They make billions each year with a proven track record. Yeah, some people don't make it very long,10, 20,40,60 years....both my parents were 85
    I at least discovered rational thinking and know that we are mere biological beings. Heart attacks, brain aneurysms, can drop you like a rock, witnessed it a couple times. But go to a Nursing Home weekly and see how they live, then you think twice about wanting to live to 100
    With my current state of health at 60, won't likely make it to 75

    Next person..lol
     
  20. stevo137

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    My father in law has been saying that for the past 15 years and he recently hit 91.

    A different look in his eyes now, a reflection, a sense of appreciating every second that is remaining...
     
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