greensider

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3 hours ago, greensider said:

Given your family history and other factors such as job and hobbies how long do you think you will live or be happy reaching I think 70 would be nice 

Anything over 56 is a bonus if I go by family history. 


I've hunted almost everyday of my life.. the rest have been wasted!

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Mom lived to 91 Pop to 93.  Both sharp as a tack until their passing.  I’m 50 and seriously question my tap out. If you don’t see me start a birthday thread or snarky remarks.... I’ve met my maker 

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At almost 55 with the exception of cancer from smoking a fair amount of my family especially on grandmothers side live fairly long lives my grandmother being 98 now and her brother still going strong hopefully I have at least 25 to 30 more seasons 

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My Dad died from lung cancer at the age of 66 . My mother almost made it to 90 years of age .

When I go , I expect someone will be saying , Go check Ed's tree stand and see if his Blaze Orange walker is still there . 

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To Err is Human - To Forgive Divine 

Neither of which is Marine Corps Policy !

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Here is one for you guys I’m 33 and today the 6th person from my high school graduating class of 160 passed away. That is slightly over 3% or more than double the average death rate for 33 year olds.


That being said my mother is my oldest living relative at 69 years old. All 4 of my grandparents died before the age of 70 all from smoking related illness. So who knows but I’ll take what I can get.


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Here is one for you guys I’m 33 and today the 6th person from my high school graduating class of 160 passed away. That is slightly over 3% or more than double the average death rate for 33 year olds.


That being said my mother is my oldest living relative at 69 years old. All 4 of my grandparents died before the age of 70 all from smoking related illness. So who knows but I’ll take what I can get.


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My family genetics are not great, cancer runs in the family as does heart problems. I am trying to help myself as much as I can. Haven’t smoked since I was a teen, always been a hard worker and I go to the gym at least 3 days a week. Now that I work for the state well let’s just say I don’t work as hard as I used to. 

I am back on my weight loss regimen though. I have lost 55 lbs total but had to loose 15 again that I gained back. Looking to loose another 25 so 75 lbs total, I can say just getting the 15 off again I feel better. 

I am 49 now, I hope to make it to at least 70 .

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Well I just went over the 62 hump and am taking no major meds ( except Cholesterol med ) so hopefully I'd like to get 20-30 years out of SS and Pensions ! But do to being Irish and the little bastard Murphy it will be the day after I paid off the mortgage !

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My dad is the first male on his side of the family to live past 52. All of them drop dead of heart attacks. My dad has had two heart attacks already, one at 42 the second at 51. He’s 66 now and has been having some issues so I’m not sure how much longer he will last.

Females on both sides live into their 80s-90s. Not sure where I’ll end up but I’m not in bad shape but that really doesn’t matter as my old man is in decent shape weight wise and my grandfather was a newly retired Marine drill Sargent when he went. I figure if I can maintain a decent weight combined with today’s medicine, I should make it to at least 70 or so

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I was at the hospital today taking what they call the Nuclear Stress Test . I don't know the results yet but it must be okay as they turned me loose . Should be good for a few more years .

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97.3% of statistics are made up
To Err is Human - To Forgive Divine 

Neither of which is Marine Corps Policy !

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