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Old 21-06-2013, 02:04   #46
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Thanks to everyone for the kind thoughts and best wishes. Sorry about the dump. It just hit a nerve, because some people visualize a romantic Romeo / Juliet death scene for their end and reality is not usually so kind. We just recently had a 8 week old Blue Heeler join the family and he is a joy to both of us and a great comfort to my wife, so we are really happy with the new addition.
Boatman, do they still sell that really nasty crinkle cut rolling tobacco that comes out of France in a blue paper packet? Some of them had a buffalo printed on the package. I was thinking of taking up smoking again and it was the nastiest tobacco in the south pacific 35 years ago.
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Hi 58! No need to go back to smoking! You probably are referring to French Gitane cigarettes; avoid them like a plague. Walking and swimming are the best exercises to undertake at any age. For muscle strength, a little weight lifting would be a plus; it will reduce muscles loss too. As for the diet, you probably already know to decrease your fat intake and increase your veggies'. Good luck!

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Old 21-06-2013, 08:28   #48
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Thanks, I am familiar with Gitane. This was actually a roll your own tobacco, that came in a blue paper package and the logo on the package seemed to change from island to island, and you could smoke about 4 cigarettes before you started hacking.
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Old 21-06-2013, 09:12   #49
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I'd leisurely cruise about my favorite ports and take frequent side trips off to visit family and exotic places. I've been doing this as a healthy person since retiring in 2002. Does this mean that my life will continue down this same repititous path until I die? Is there nothing else that the world has to offer? ....is this it?

I certainly hope so!
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Sounds like a worthy undertaking, there is something neat about coming into a new port, and certainly a comfort coming into a familiar port, remembering the favorite spots on the beach or in the deserted coves.
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Sailing off is one approach, and certainly a valid one.

The other would be reconnecting with family and loved ones -- that would be more the "legacy" approach.

Like with the rest of your life, it's up to you. I'm not sure having a more definite understanding of your own duration should change that much. You know, "live every day like it's your last", because you never know...
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I am dying to go sailing. That would kill two birds with one stone.
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