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Today I did a manual update on my virus protection program and it said,

STATUS: 229 DAYS REMAINING

It got me thinking, what if that was me?
I don't think "What would I do different", because I can't change it.
In years, I have just out lived my Dad, he was 59 1/2 when he pasted away.

It also seems like in the obituaries, ages are getting younger??
 

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My dad lived a week shy of his 85th.birthday. I'll be happy to reach 70.
 

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Dad died at 48 (accident) while Mom died at 56 (MANY cancers...). MOST aunts and uncles on both sides made it into the high-80's, low-90's. I'm 70:hia:.
 

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My grandmother celebrated her 98th birthday this year and is going strong with the exception of Alzheimer's getting worse, she is in very good health.
 

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Not smoking, not being overweight, eating healthy and exercising goes a long way.
It really does, but it's no guarantee. Just talked to a friend this weekend who by all appearances is a very healthy and fit triathlete in his late 30's, and who had an heart attack after a hard swim workout , which turned out to be due to plaque build-up in the arteries near his heart, and a piece of it breaking off at a critical junction that was suddenly restricting his circulation. He texted his coach saying that the workout really wiped him out, one text lead to another, and the coach swung by his house and took him to the hospital. Next thing you know he was diagnosed with a Heart Attack, and in the Cath Lab getting a couple of stents. If he had crawled into bed like he was going to, he would have probably died during the night. No history of med issues, no family history, very fit. So yeah, there's no warranties. Take care of yourself and listen to your body....
 

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My grandmother celebrated her 98th birthday this year and is going strong with the exception of Alzheimer's getting worse, she is in very good health.

My father had Alzheimers he was in perfect health otherwise. He was perfect one day then he fell so i took him to the hospital to have him checked out. He was laughing and singing the whole way there but had trouble walking. They admitted him and after 2 weeks he slipped into a coma. He came out of it once and i was lucky enough to be there. But he soon slipped back his body was shutting down and he passed away about a week later.
 

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Live life to the fullest every single day!
I do not fear death. We are all going to die eventually, so why fight it. I do respect death, and do not do stupid things just because.
What I fear is being a old person with a old persons body, looking back at my past thinking of what I wish I had done.
I lay die tomarrow, so I will enjoy today. If I live to be very old, I will have fond memories.


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I don't fear death. At some point I'm sure I will welcome it.
I've been very healthy all of my life (I'm 49) until about 2 years ago I started have stomach and colon issues. These issues kept me from doing the things I had always done, travel, camp, hike, be outside, exercise, sports, etc.To be completely honest, many days I was afraid to leave the house, something as simple and mundane as mowing the grass became a major issue. It put a huge stress on my marriage, people who have healthy guts just don't understand how a bad gut can effect quality of life, it's not entirely their fault though because people with bad guts don't generally go into great detail about their problems, they suffer in silence or hide what goes on. Anyway, several months went by and I wasn't getting any better, there were many times I planned how I was going to end it because I was tired of living the way I was. I'm glad I waited because two years later I'm much better and have leveled off to a near normal existence. This experience has changed the way I view my own death though, It's going to happen one way or the other, there are alot of things in life to fear but death is not one of them.

I remember something my BIL told me one time (he's a Pastor and has done a lot of bedside visits with terminal patients).
(Of all the people he has talked to or their death bed, not one of them has ever said "I wish I had worked more and spent less time with family and friends".
 

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To a great extent, we are what we eat. Take a good look at our Grandparents lifestyle. Not much in the way of preservatives, chemicals, pesticides and fluoride back then.
 
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