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Old 13-10-2008, 07:22   #16
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Ecellent points, Gord.

In the words of Woody Allen: "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying."

Haul-out next Saturday, mast down tomorrow....sigh. Feels like dying.

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Old 13-10-2008, 11:04   #17
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I always liked that TV show and the first movie "Highlander".

In it someone asks, "Who wants to live forever?"

Simply put, *I* do. lol
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Old 13-10-2008, 11:26   #18
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Young forever is good.

Healthy forever works for me.

Live forever - not unless I am healthy and can do the things that I want to do.

Quality of life trumps everything.
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Getting old is the scary part. The dying part doesn't bother me.
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Getting old is the scary part. The dying part doesn't bother me.
Two months ago I watched my dad die of cancer at age 86, and one month ago I watched my wife's dad die of cancer at age 85. Death was a merciful ending to their suffering. Right now, a heart attack looks like a pretty good way to go.

In medical school, I was taught that death was the enemy.

When I practiced medicine, I discovered that suffering is the enemy, and that death is the final cure for suffering.

My ultimate enemy is not living my dreams.
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as far as insurance you could get ahold of Bluewater Ins in jupiter fl. they have some pretty good rates w/ high deductibles. don't know why you'd want to come back to the states for health "care" though. i've found that the treatment in foreign countries has been better than the u.s. at 1/2 to1/10th the cost. thi incl. carribean islands and c. amer. for example, i had cataract surgery in guatemala for $270 compared w/ the $3-4000 quotes in the u.s.
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My ultimate enemy is not living my dreams. Nicely said Dave!


I cannot shake this thought myself. I think of it all of the time.

My father past away at 56 and missed so much. I will be 56 next year and I feel that I am just begining to enjoy life. Cruising full time drives me...... almost there!

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