Chilis - Ribs and Nachos

Chilis - Ribs and Nachos (Photo credit: avlxyz)

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 60.) 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, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?’ ‘No,’ I said. He looked at me and

 said,… ‘Then, why do you even care?

About royjackson694

Retired Electronic Mechanic Certified Medical Assistant Certified HVAC Tech

Posted on February 13, 2012, in Reflections and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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