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    Will You Live to see 80?

    Will You Live to see 80?

    Here's something to think about.

    I recently picked a new primary care doctor.

    After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age. (I just reached 64).

    A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, 'Do you think I'll live to be 80?'

    He asked, 'Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?

    'Oh no,' I replied. 'I'm not doing drugs, either!'

    Then he asked, 'Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?

    'I said, 'Not much.... My former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!'

    'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, boating, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?'

    'No, I don't,' I said.

    He asked, 'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have lots of sex?'

    'No,' I said...

    He looked at me and said,.. 'Then, why the F %&!# do you want to live to 80?
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    Re: Will You Live to see 80?

    Quote Originally Posted by littleroundman View Post
    Will You Live to see 80?

    Here's something to think about.

    I recently picked a new primary care doctor.

    After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age. (I just reached 64).

    A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, 'Do you think I'll live to be 80?'

    He asked, 'Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?

    'Oh no,' I replied. 'I'm not doing drugs, either!'


    Then he asked, 'Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?

    'I said, 'Not much.... My former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!'

    'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, boating, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?'

    'No, I don't,' I said.

    He asked, 'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have lots of sex?'

    'No,' I said...

    He looked at me and said,.. 'Then, why the F %&!# do you want to live to 80?
    If the doctor who asked that stupid question had read adolescent boy's comics or Terry Pratchett novels he would get some pretty smart answers. What do you say, if "death" or God calls?

    1) Send God a message to tell him to wait. Pictures of the octogenarian getting irritable when "God" phoned and he told "God" to wait had me in stitches.

    2) Defy death by hitching a ride on Death's immortal horse! The only problem with that is that those who have defied death have to clean out the horses stable for all eternity or marry Death's daughter. A fate worse than death?

    Better still write a novel with a fictitious character that lives for generations like Michael Crichton of Jurassic Park fame.

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    Re: Will You Live to see 80?

    LRM, my doctor told me I could live to be 100!! Imagine having to suffer that long!!
    Don't get ripped off!! Stay informed!

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