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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Will I live to be 80?...serious stuff

Will I 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 turned 68.)
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 or wine?'
'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, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?'
'No, I don't,' I said.
He asked, 'Do you gamble, , or have a lot of sex?'
'No,' I said.
He looked at me and said,... 'Then, why do you even give a crap?

1 Comments:

Blogger Tag said...

Thanks for the laugh Marshall. I'm getting to the point where I don't give a crap. Until i quit all that stuff i didn't realize I was sick and happier.

June 14, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

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