Local Council by-elections 22nd July 2021 Jul 23, 2021 21:14:22 GMT
Post by justin124 on Jul 23, 2021 21:14:22 GMT
My wife has just asked me if I feel old. Prompted by watching a programme featuring four of the 1971 Lions tourists. Which was fifty years ago!
And I don't.
I'm 64, so not much younger than you. Still happy to do the bowel screening - if something showed up then I'd make the treatment decisions then. If warfarin or statins or pretty much anything else was medically indicated, I'd sign up to it. Intense radio or chemotherapy with all the side effects would depend on the prognosis. But I'm certainly not in the extend life at all costs, in all circumstances cast - but does such a cast exist outside some religious zealots?
But it proves my point really. It's not about arbitrary age limits; it's about personal circumstances and - importantly - personal choice.
EDIT. Just struck me the above isn't ideally structured. I'm not suggesting warfarin and/or statins are cancer treatments!
That is fair enough.
I already take a low dosage of statins and have no problem doing so in that no negative side effects are expected. Really what I am saying is that at 67 I would not be prepared to tolerate the physical suffering associated with some treatments that I would probably have accepted at 37 - or 47.I have reached an age which - at least until a generation ago - was seen as a reasonable lifespan.