How much longer do you think you have?

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  1. jntit

    jntit AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Madrid New Mexico
    A mild stroke and 2 heart attacks, but I'm still on the green side of the grass. At 67, it's limited, but we will see.
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  2. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8641 Subscriber

    Here comes the supernatural anaesthetist.
    If he wants you to snuff it,
    All he has to do is puff it

    He's such a fine dancer.
  3. superdog

    superdog AK Member

    Southern Colo.
    I'm hoping for twenty more good years.I'm 55.Unfortunately I don't think my wife has anywhere near that.That always weighs heavy on my mind.Best wishes to everyone.
  4. 4-2-7

    4-2-7 Smart Ass Sponsor Subscriber

    San Francisco Peninsula
    Back at ya,
    the thread was depressing me till you said that.
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  5. Djcoolray

    Djcoolray Addicted Member

    A rocks throw from JBLM !!!!
    I don't know, but from what I never know how long you have. If by some chance a person lives longer they should focus on getting out to see some of the world to forget the eventual. Why just sit around and wait for the reaper. There is one cheap vacation location named Cebu, Philippines with $20-$30 for a budget motel, restaurants at least half has flights from Seattle to Cebu costing $481 per person round trip. Plenty of beach within reach and something new to do with wonderful weather. When a person gets to be over sixty they should live in the moment because it just might be your last. Forget about the past cause that's water under the bridge. If you just stay home you'll end up being consumed by your regrets. Sometimes Las Vegas casino hotels have cheap rates for a few months.
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  6. Carraway

    Carraway AK Subscriber Subscriber

    I've had a few close calls, the last was 11 years ago following a hiking accident and botched surgery. It put things in perspective, especially everything sense.

    Lately, however, without knowing why I've began putting things in order. Took care of a will, made sure beneficiaries were listed on all my accounts, etc. It's rather odd to consider the stuff you've accumulated in life and what should be done with it.
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  7. joekapahulu

    joekapahulu Active Member

    Honolulu, HI
    Well at 59, I have been working on organizing my affairs due to some health issues which have surfaced over the last few years. Individually they can kill me. Combined as comorbidity factors the odds get worse. Both my grandfather's died from the same issues at 60. However, my parents both lived until their 80s. So, who knows? I can try to live better, excersize, etc but the reality is it's out of my control. So, I can only do what's necessary to make sure my family is OK without me financially. I hope to be around for another 15-20 years as long as they are quality years. If not, I would rather go. In the interim, I just try to live a good life, help my community and leave this world a better place in any way I can.
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  8. qdrone

    qdrone Music is my mistress

    just a taste outside the law
    I die at the age of 94 in Seattle Washington. I had a dream that was to vivid in detail,a dream I remember as it was yesterday yet a dream I had only one time.
    I'm laying on a medical examining table but my soul is hovering above someone holding a clipboard reading the details of my death. I spot my age and location.
    I have 31 more years but it's not how long you live it's the quality of life.
    I had a check up last week and blood work and this was a new doctor since I moved to my home I own since retirement and he was blown away by the results. I take no medications, rather a vitamin program I follow and my only malady is I'm 70 pounds over wieght. I ain't complaining since I weighed 370 at retirement a year ago I now weigh 260. Life is good i guess I'm one of the lucky ones.
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  9. Dr. Morbius

    Dr. Morbius I.N.T.E.R.O.C.I.T.O.R.

    Indianoplace, IN
    At 56 I've lived long enough to know that human beings are greedy, stupid, overpopulating mongrels. If I'm lucky I'll live long enough to watch my current crop of cats live full and happy lives. If I'm not lucky I'll live much longer.
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  10. tygr

    tygr AK Subscriber Subscriber

    San Antonio
    I've cheated death 2-3 times over now. Emergency open heart surgery at 45, diabetes for 44 years and a car accident that killed my cousin but not me. I guess it just hasn't been my time yet. I'm retired and try and do pretty much what I want to every day. It's really all you can do, as well as doing for others in your life when you can. And that is the rewarding part for me.

    Live well everyone, you might as well.
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  11. SteveA

    SteveA AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Wellington, New Zealand
    Heart attack and quintuple bypass at 61 and I found that I was just a spectator and didn't care deeply one way or the other. I guess at 64 I feel I have been around long enough that I should not worry about finally crapping out. In the mean time I still ride my bike to work and still enjoy my work so why not keep going. It helps that people are prepared to pay good money for my brain and experience (IT) so I can afford the odd new hi-fi or mtb toy.

    Wife died 3.5 years ago from breast cancer and it was not a good experience (much worse for her) but certainly did bring home the temporary nature of an mamals existence.

    Getting late and just been visited in my study by a naked woman - got to go. Now where are those blue pills?
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  12. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

    Milford, NH
    We have a 90 year old neighbor that my wife and I stop and visit every week. She's a retired nurse who raised 5 kids. She's had some bad health issues but she is doing much better. She's been an inspiration to us with her positive attitude. I really don't have any say about when I will die, but I'm pretty certain it will happen some day. I've learned from our neighbor that each day is a gift that should be enjoyed and appreciated.
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  13. Mister Pig

    Mister Pig Pigamus Maximus Subscriber

    Olympia Washington
    In 1999 I fell sixteen feet at work, and by all accounts should be dead. Every day is a bonus to me. Sometimes I lose sight of this, and I really should not.

    Last year I lost my Dad, he was 82. I was with him when he passed, and he knew there was no leaving the hospital for him. Trivializing death has no romantic upside, and those left behind have hole that never can be filled. Mom is 91 now, and misses her spouse dearly. Even to her the time with my Dad felt too short, and life is lonely now.

    I am cleaning out some rooms at my Moms house now, dealing with the accumulation of life that has now become unnecessary. Its a difficult task as you feel that you are disposing part of a person, or saying that they no longer matter.

    I guess in the end we never really own anything, but rather have use of it for a season. Eventually everything we own ends up in a thrift store, estate sale, at the curb, and in a land fill. How we use stuff is as important as to why we own it.

    Mister Pig
  14. savatage1973

    savatage1973 Super Member

    NW Pennsylvania snow belt
    It all comes down to the simple fact that tomorrow is promised to no one. I'm 55 and really starting to feel it some days--but, a lot of that is self-inflicted. Most of the males in my bloodline haven't made it that far--50's to 60's, but my dad is still kicking at 81. If I get another 10 good years, I'll be satisfied. My mother was a nurse/administrator for a personal care facility (30+ years, now retired), and I know how things can end--the good, the bad, and (unfortunately) sometimes, the ugly. I honestly don't think I would even want to live to 100--with the state of the world and society being as ugly as it can be right now, I don't know if I would want to be around to see it 40 years from now.
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  15. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

    I think of it far more than I should.

    A very old 44 here, with every grandparent I had dying of heart disease, or at least partly from it. Father as well.

    I have no answers here, just trying to get over yet another AK loss (kylucky)
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  16. peerson

    peerson Well-Known Member

    Kansas City area
    A word of advise: Live for today! And, get yourself an "Estate-Plan" in order. Make a Will and create a Trust. Designate who gets what-in advance. Your kids will thank you (posthumously, of course) for not having to figure out what to do with all of the stereo equipment (and other stuff) once you are gone. Also helps prevent a lot of fighting over your possessions. Your future survivors can tell you, now, what they would like to have. No fun getting old!
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  17. Katalyst

    Katalyst AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Time has three stages. The past .To be used as a reference for further learning . The future .To be announced. And the Now. You can only directly interact with the now. Make your Now the best you can. Later days, better ways.


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  18. 2526

    2526 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Also, look both ways when you cross the street.
  19. DougRuss47

    DougRuss47 AK Subscriber Subscriber

    Northern Indiana
    I take One Day at a Time !
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  20. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz Lunatic Member

    SE Michigan, Downriver....
    My boss who is younger than me passed away at 54.

    Everyday after the age of 50 is a gift.

    Really puts life into perspective.

    Both my parents died in their late 60's.

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