On a Serious Note - Age 49 is DANGEROUS

  1. Here's my train of thought - I was replying to something that Nursegoodguy said in the "Hey LasVegasRN" thread, and I mentioned Marty Feldman.

    That made me think about how he'd died at an early age of a massive MI. So I looked it up. He was 49.

    Douglas Adams, my favorite author and idol and all- around crush died of a massive MI last May - age 49.

    Mark Sandman (is that one of the coolest names in the world?) He was the bass and incredibly sexy voice of Morphine - he died of a massive MI - On Stage, no less, - at age 49!!!

    Are there more? I turned 49 in May - will I survive the year???

    Love (with trepidation!)

    Dennie
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  3. by   fedupnurse
    If you live hard like those above, did or still do hard core drugs, drink enough alochol to sink the titanic and have a family history, don't exercise and smoke, I'd say get that will written STAT.
    I work CCU and most of our young MI's have significant risk factors particularly family history. Diabetes and smking are the other 2 huge biggies. Easy way to check is go see a cardiologist and have a basic 12 lead EKG, a stress test and labs done and not just a lipid profile!
    I hope you live long past this year!!!
  4. by   NurseDennie
    Thanks. I don't know all that much about the lifestyles of Marty Feltman and Mark Sandman, but I know a lot about Douglas Adams. He and I actually had a friend/acquaintance in common, but still never got to meet him!!

    He was for one thing way too tall. I know that's a risk factor. He was like 6'4" or something even worse. But he was not known for mad drugs, heavy drinking or anything like that. In fact, in an effort to avoid writing, he routinely spent HOURS on his bicycle.

    So you can do all the right stuff... Everybody who eats 100% right and exercises all the time and never has any bad habits are going to be really embarassed when they end up dying of NOTHING.

    Yeah, I'm being flip. I just thought it was kind of a cosmic "thing" that all those guys that I liked at least a little bit all died at age 49 and that's what age I am now.

    Love

    Dennie
  5. by   LasVegasRN
    One of my female cousins had her first quadruple bypass at age 34 in 1988. When I turned 34 I was thinking... any moment now... but, she did the hard drugs, lived the hard life and ate more bacon that you can get off one hog for YEARS. She's still going strong today, though.
  6. by   live4today
    Originally posted by NurseDennie
    Here's my train of thought - I was replying to something that Nursegoodguy said in the "Hey LasVegasRN" thread, and I mentioned Marty Feldman.

    That made me think about how he'd died at an early age of a massive MI. So I looked it up. He was 49.

    Douglas Adams, my favorite author and idol and all- around crush died of a massive MI last May - age 49.

    Mark Sandman (is that one of the coolest names in the world?) He was the bass and incredibly sexy voice of Morphine - he died of a massive MI - On Stage, no less, - at age 49!!!

    Are there more? I turned 49 in May - will I survive the year???

    Love (with trepidation!)

    Dennie
    My Dennie.....:kiss.......you WILL survive until it's your time to say "Hello Father", so stop pouting. You'll get to see Douglas Adams, Marty Feldman, and Mark Sandman in DUE TIME, honey......until then.......enjoy life for NONE of us knows the hour or the day when we will take that journey forward....one we don't even have to pack our bags for, make an itinerary for, buy film for the camera for, or hire a neighbor to watch the house for. We won't have to put our family pet in the kennel while we're on that trip, or settle our debts before we take the trip, or stop the mail for a few weeks before we go, or stop the newspaper, or fight with staff and the NM over which week suits them best, or keep that appointment with the doctor or dentist.......and I could go on and on and on and on.........BUT.........what matters here is NOT when we go........what matters is HOW we go........so keep on living a life filled with the love you not only share with others, but the love you receive in return, and when that final destination trip pulls up to the curb to pick you up, you won't look back with regrets, but you will leave knowing you gave LIFE a kickass mentality.......and LIVED it to the fullest of your HUMAN existence. I wuv you Dennie. :blushkiss
    Last edit by live4today on Aug 2, '02
  7. by   NurseDennie
    sniffle sniffle... Wow, Renee.

    I wuv you too. Wow

    Love

    Dennie

    P.S. Phil Hartman was 49, when he died, too. Of course, he was shot by his wife, not a MI. But 49
    Last edit by NurseDennie on Aug 2, '02
  8. by   JailRN
    I actually survived 49 and will soon be 50, but I refuse to grow up. I think mind set has a lot to do with it.
  9. by   live4today
    Originally posted by NurseDennie
    sniffle sniffle... Wow, Renee.

    I wuv you too. Wow

    Love

    Dennie

    P.S. Phil Hartman was 49, when he died, too. Of course, he was shot by his wife, not a MI. But 49
    :kiss and (((((((((((Dennie))))))))))

    As for Phil dying due to being shot by his wife instead of an MI??????? Well........I bet she was like the worse possible "MI" Phil could have ever imagined having in his entire life! He stood a much better chance of survival from an MI versus being at the mercy of his disturbed wife. May he rest in peace! :kiss

    And.....you are so right......aging aint got nuttin' to do with having a youthful existence......having fun until you drop. :wink2: :kiss

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