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How Old will you live to be?

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Greeneyes
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0 posted 03-21-2005 11:35 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

http://www.agingresearch.org/calculator/
Kinda interesting, of course no test is 100% true but thought it might be fun to take.....?


my results were 89.6

~~*~~
I'm Standing on a bridge
I'm waitin in the dark
I thought that you'd be here by now
Theres nothing but the rain
~~**~~

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1 posted 03-21-2005 11:49 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I apparently have six years left to live.

It's okay though.

The last time I took a test like this, the results relayed the not-so-reassuring notion that I should have been dead four years ago.



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2 posted 03-22-2005 12:40 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

It says I'm gonna live to the ripe old age of 88.6. By that time, I'll probably tired of it anyway LOL.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance.

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3 posted 03-22-2005 02:31 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

87.7

hmmm interesting

and i knew in the crystalline knowledge of you
~Buckingham/Nicks

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4 posted 03-22-2005 03:05 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Your calculated health span is 104.8 years. Below, please find the reasoning behind the questions, which you answered that made your score less than it should be

Good gravy!  I have no intention of sticking around that long!  LOL, no way!
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5 posted 03-22-2005 06:09 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Your calculated health span is 64.6 years.

That's lovely.  

That is exactly one more lifetime than I have already lived.  (God help me)

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6 posted 03-22-2005 06:29 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

87.5

But I hope for a wee bit longer...

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (03-22-2005 10:24 AM).]

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7 posted 03-22-2005 09:48 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Your calculated health span is 107.2 years.


help....geezzzz..I was expecting to get this life over with much sooner than that

M ( and that was without any improvements I am making in my life!!!)

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8 posted 03-22-2005 10:01 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

90 ??!!!!  Oh gawd....that old with persistent writer's block.
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9 posted 03-22-2005 10:13 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

87.7, though some of the questions did not have enough options. *chuckle*  I'm single, for example, but have lived with my SO for 5 years.  AZ don't do the commonlaw thingy.  And that barbeque questions.....foil on a grill?  I likes charbroiling over briquettes and old wood with at least 13 hour marinated meats, then slow cooked until done.  Done to me and my SO is 'blackened'...not just charred to a cinder, no, but blackened.  Lightly charred, with the dark coloring from concoctions and marinades.  With crunchy bits.

Anyhow, it's about where I thought I'd be, barring outside accidents/incidents.  Nana and Grandma both died in their early 80's, both Grandpas in their late 80's.  Mom and Dad are still going strong, though I really wouldn't be surprised if Dad didn't make 80.  He'll be 75 this year, has chronic bronchitis, and lives in a damp environment (coastal Texas).  He'll never move though.  His tax clients are all there. *chuckle*
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10 posted 03-22-2005 10:14 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

87.7 years
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11 posted 03-22-2005 10:25 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Well, looks like a couple of us could get together, converge on some public spot, and natter on about the 'storm of suchandsuch', 'youth don't know nuthin' and 'it used to be brighter' while holding court in our rockers and wheelchairs.
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12 posted 03-22-2005 10:26 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I agree.  Not enough options. My grandmother made it to 92...smoked and drank socially most of her life from the time she could get away with it. I've also heard tell that some things skip generations...like longevity. So I'm opting to go my grandmother's route, or better...except that I don't, and never have, taken up smoking.

LOL...Maybe it's my otherwise good health that will kill me... because despite what some people say, I know I'm not near ornery enough to live forever!
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13 posted 03-22-2005 01:42 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

78.1 years--and I thought I was healthy!! lol

~sky

They way you live your life is up to you, but dying is NOT an option!!

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14 posted 03-22-2005 02:20 PM       View Profile for Cloud 9   Email Cloud 9   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cloud 9

78.9
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15 posted 03-22-2005 02:34 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

86.2 .... that is many years more than the life time of an average Indian Male... hmmm

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16 posted 03-22-2005 02:35 PM       View Profile for Alicia   Email Alicia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicia

111.4 - go figure...
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17 posted 03-22-2005 03:01 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Sheesh. I'd better clean up my act.

Or make out a will.

But then, on the bright side, a decade has been added to my life expectancy since last year, so I must be improving, huh?

(Oh LIE to me.)
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18 posted 03-22-2005 03:16 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Someone needs to calibrate the calculator for this.

I am serious.

I smoke. I never use sunscreen and my family history is horrible...

I am going to live till the age of 92.5??

will I be on oxygen, in a diaper, with tremors, suffering from dementia and ate up with skin cancer??????

this has to be wrong....

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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19 posted 03-22-2005 04:07 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

69.5 for me.
I guess I'm hosed.
lol

In the wooden chair
Beside my window
I wear a face born in the falling rain

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20 posted 03-22-2005 04:22 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

76.1 years for me.

Did anyone else notice that the test calculates a difference of 12 points based on whether or not you floss daily?  Yikes!!  I'm going to go floss right now!

"God becomes as we are that we may be as he is."  ~William Blake

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21 posted 03-22-2005 04:47 PM       View Profile for Aenimal   Email Aenimal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aenimal

68? i still have that long? that's cruel.

actually I think i've been clinically dead for months now.
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22 posted 03-22-2005 04:49 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

That question got me as well.  I really can't floss, due to a schoolyard accident when I was tripped during a game of Chase and ended up munching the hard asphalt under a jungle gym in 3rd grade.  That really screwed up my teeth, and we could never afford braces, just capping broken teeth.  Even now, I go through toothbrushes like crazy and shred floss.  Ever get a piece of floss stuck between two compacted and angled teeth?  Not pleasant, lemme tell ya, and a right bugger to get out.
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23 posted 03-22-2005 05:51 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Said I was fat but I'd live to be 98.1 years old! Good thing I enjoy life. But I think I better find some training wheels for my motorcycle because it's too heavy for a really old man to keep upright. So I might live long enough to get a book published afterall.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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24 posted 03-22-2005 05:52 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

You will live to be 147.2 years old, but why the hell would you want to?  Don't you ever have any fun?  Get out of that hyperbaric chamber and live a little bit.  

80.2 years actually... plenty long enough to do what I gotta do
 
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