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Hit by evil Angina -not Jolie, unfortunately

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Last summmer I turned 50 years old and Mother Nature presented me by surprise with a new disease: angina. Simply put, one of my arteries was obstructed and I had to have some wicked device called "stent" placed inside the artery to get rid of the obstruction.

 

It's no big deal, except for the fact that I already lived a boring, healthy life with regular sports, barely any overweight, no smoking, hardly any drinking, a healthy diet, acceptable cholesterol levels, excellent blood pressure, no known cases of heart disease amongst my ancestors or relatives... Since doctors don't know what the cause for angina may have been in my case, they rule it as being "genetic", period. So now I get to live an even more boring life with an even healthier diet -take out of it anything that tastes good or is worth eating and there you go- and five different pills to take daily.

 

I don't know, thinking about recent years, I wonder if my obstructed artery may have been caused by the stress I suffered while trying to become a not-so-awful LotRo player. ROFL

 

Anyway, I wanted to let you people know it just may not be worth living a healthy life for the promise of a golden old age, since it will not save you from evil diseases like angina. My advice: drink, eat and be merry, just like good hobbits do! Wink

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Oh oh oh, good to hear nothing other then more pies have been given to you *nom nom*

You been away for a time for sure and lets hope to see you ingame or in another game or even the AFK-world Wink

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Crue,

First of all, sympths, mate.

Secondly, I am 46, overweight, eat too much, seriously unfit, enjoy a beer or two (occasionally) and (according to recent tests) have naturally low cholesterol and a less than 2.5% chance of suffering a heart attack in the next ten years (much to the amazement of my doctor!)

The lesson? Enjoy life like there's no respawn.

As Terry Pratchett wrote in Reaper Man: There is no justice, there's just us.

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As a health conscious training-nut... don't take advice - since everyone's different Wink Ytho seems to have scored really high on the "do what you want" body-score Biggrin (I'm not that lucky, I scored high on the "don't even dare smell that delicious chocolate if you want to keep that figure!" stat... :()

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Sorry - I didn't mean my post to come across in any way smug or condescending. Yes, everyone's different, so do what feels right to you. I guess my point was that there's one thing for sure: everyone dies sometime, so try to enjoy it while you can.

I don't understand people who thrash themselves trying to get a few more years out of life - I'd rather be happy for 70 years than miserable for 75.

This thread is way too deep for a Tuesday lunchtime! Smile

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How about... happy for 65 and a bit awkwardly miserable for 10? Biggrin

 

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Thanks for the sympathy and advice. Smile

 

A few days ago I was whining to an old neighbour who listened politely, then smiled as he told me he had 5 stents for my single one. *shock*  The man must be on his early 70's and had the first one "installed" at age 58. Still, he beat me bad,

 

I don't intend to live forever. And death from a surprise heart attack sounds quite pleasant compared to other deaths -don't they call cholesterol the silent killer or something?- at least so I infer from the stories RL friends tell me about their close relatives' deaths. Come to think about it, what an odd subject for a conversation! rofl

 

The thing is my kids are 8 and 6 years old, so its not the best time for me to leave this world right now. I have to last a few years more -wife allowing-, then I'll die in peace. Oh, and there's that literature Nobel prize I'd like to win some day! I know what you're thinking: Crue, one must publish something in order to gain such a prize! Well, that proves my point, it's too early for me just now! hehehe

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It's always too early Biggrin

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