What age do you want to live to ?

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  1. karen7

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    Saw this story of britains oldest women,not sure i want to get to 112,some going though,she almost made it to 113

    What age are you hoping for?


    Britain's oldest person has died at the age of 112, her family has said.

    Grace Jones was born in Liverpool on 16 September 1906 - five years after the death of Queen Victoria, and eight years before the start of World War One.

    Known to her friends as Amazing Grace, she died peacefully in her sleep at a care home in Broadway, Worcestershire, last Friday.

    Mrs Jones, whose father was a vicar, saw 26 prime ministers and five monarchs.

    After marrying chief engineer Leonard Roderick Jones in Liverpool in 1933, the couple moved around the country - 28 times in total - and lived in Devon, Cheshire and North Wales.

    Speaking about her life, she said her best memory was "when I married my husband", adding: "He was a true gentleman, the son of a parson. We were always together and we loved one another."


    Mrs Jones said she had a "little drop of whiskey with a drop of water every night", adding: "Whisky is very good for you.

    "I started having a nightly tot of it when I turned 50 so I've been having it every night for the last 60 years and I certainly have no intention of stopping now.

    "My doctor said 'keep up with the whisky Grace, it's good for your heart'.

    "I don't worry - I think that's the worst thing you can do."

    The mother-of-one became the UK's oldest person late last summer following Olive Boar's death at the age of 113.

    Her daughter Deirdre McCarthy, 80, said her mum was "very fit and active right up until the very end".

    "Only last Wednesday we were playing carpet bowls," Ms McCarthy added.

    "She got tired, as she would at her age, but she never grumbled and she was always active. She was her usual self last week.

    "Everyone at the home has been upset. She was very popular, the leading lady.
     
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  2. Bluemanc100

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    We don’t have a choice Karen, we can only look after ourselves and hope for the best..

    We fully expected to have a happy retirement and live to a ripe old age.. now my wife is four years down the line after a cancer diagnosis so we cherish the time we have.. I am taking early retirement possibly early next year as we are hoping for a period of respite following her current treatment

    My advice (within reason) is live for today.. you have zero control over tomorrow..
     
  3. Ant

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    They day I'm unable to wake and clean my own teeth . That's the day ... also legal assisted passing should be ok .. we don't allow pets to suffer so why do we do it to humans?
     
  4. karen7

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    Yes take the retirement,you can live on toast if you have to,just enjoy your time with your lovely wife
     
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    The day I piss the bed and it's not alcohol related.
     
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    See you oakie?? Nice knowing you
     
  8. kevin horlocks wand

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    Diagnosed with cancer of the brain at 43. Non smoker fitness healthy , non druggy. Moderate alcohol. Great job.

    Told no treatment or no response to treatment dead in 1 year, good result 10 or 20 years

    After treatment fought to get back to work but cant do it now so give it up at 47. I am defying medical science every day as far as I am concerned. If I live to 65 will be delighted .

    Live every day like it’s your last and I thought cancer happened to other people not me.
     
  9. Indaparkside

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    Keep fighting Blue?? Life can be shit sometimes mate
     
  10. karen7

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    Sorry to hear that kev,keep on going,you can only take one day at a time x
     
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