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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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I'm already 86, and hope to continue to 100. Members of my family have survived well into their 90s with intact memories and pretty good health. I watch my diet and do things I enjoy: still drive(safely), see a few friends, read, knit, draw, write, cook, etc.
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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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I think around 80-83 as long as I am able to take care of myself and remain healthy. After that age most if not all of your friends have already passed or unable to get around. Life starts to get boring and you are alone most of the time and you become depressed.

 

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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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I want to live as long as I have a dance partner, and I want to die quickly when the time comes.

 

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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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I prefer to live for today and be thankful for  the blessings  that I have been given.

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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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80 is my max, I have too many health issues now at 61 and know they become much worse with each few years so I don't care to suffer beyond 80
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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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Some time ago I was standing in line at a supermarket and a magazine cover there had a teaser caption on the cover: "Live to be 100."

We think we will be as we are now when we reach 100, but there are a lot of negatives in extreme old age. Your life will revolve around your health. All your friends are gone. Your siblings are gone. Maybe even your children are dying off.

I was lucky, because both my parents lived well into their 90's, but near the end they were only shadows of their former selves. I am 79 now and I try to be as active as I can - I feel my window of opportunity may be closing - so I have to go faster. If I can make it to 90 and still have an active lifestyle, that's all I ask.

My "thing" is long distance cycling, and I have two big trips coming up in Europe this summer. I am constantly asked the question. "How old are you?"

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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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I want to live nine more years to age 86, statistically, a good number with my current health and financial resources. The odds of me still being able to live a life without significant decline, both mental and physical past thyat point are not good. I do not want to live any sort of diminished life and would end this one if I was in any way sufferring the indignity of pain, dependence, or helplessness. I would also have to reduce my standard of living  after that age since I run out of savings that year as well.

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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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Five years ago (I was 63)  when I was iron deficient (not yet diagnosed), I went in to see my MD.  She told me I should plan to live to 84 y.o.  I was so tired from my condition, I couldn't imagine continuing working, being so tired.  It was then I began to plan for my retirement.

Thankfully iron deficiency is an easy fix.  However, that number stuck in my mind.  That's 16 years from now, but, depending how I feel, I could go longer.

My friend's father is now 101.  After he turned 100, he now has his family come celebrate his birthday every year, coming from all parts of the country.

It all comes down to health, but late 80s or early 90s would be okay with me.

 

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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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100 years old would be a good round number.

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Re: How long do you want live? 80, 90, 100?

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I expect to live up to or past 100. Both grandmothers lived to 95 and one aunt till 103. I am taking better care of myself than they did so the prospects are good.