Monday, April 30, 2012
DOC HAS A POINT
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 will soon turn seventy).
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 alot 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 lot of sex?"
"No", I said.
He looked at me and asked, "Then, why do you even give a shit?"