Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Received from a friend that lives in Canada

*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 fifty-something.)

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, wine or hard liquor?

'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, boating, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?'

'No, I don't,' I said.

He asked, 'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a Lots of sex?'

'No,' I said...

He looked at me and said,.. 'Then, why do you even give a sh*t?


jinksy said...

I think your quote for the day is the best recipe for a long life and a happy one!

Arkansas Patti said...

Ya know, the doc has a great point. Why live long if the live we live isn't worth living?

Clytie said...

Okay, that one I was NOT expecting! I hope you have a great day, Patty!

Gramma Ann said...

Oh Patty where do you find these funnies? That is a good one. ; )

Beth Niquette said...

Oooh, hahahahahaa...ya got me! I wasn't expecting that! (guffaw)

Shantanu said...

hahaaa... that is so funny post Patty.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hahaha! Now there was a doctor who knew the score! Funny!

Have a good evening, Patty.


Lady Di Tn said...

LOL good one and the doctor is correct. I hope y'all are not as hot as we have been. High ninties but the air is very wearable and I would rather it just whisper by and not cling. Peace

KleinsteMotte said...

Think I need to see that doc. He sounds like a keeper.Gotta live a bit better and have more fun. Your posts help. Love the humour!

Margaret Cloud said...

The doc is right, if you don't do things life is not worth a sh"t.