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   The good news: You have a good chance at living longer than ever before in human history. The bad news: You'll probably be living longer with a crippling, painful disease

13 Dec 2012 05:09 PM   |   3366 clicks   |   AZ Family
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J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski    [TotalFark]  
I hope it's Lupus

/or a tumor

13 Dec 2012 05:11 PM
uttertosh     
but how can that be when Quantum Apostrophe says.....

/wait for it

13 Dec 2012 05:11 PM
Sticky Hands    [TotalFark]  
just put my brain in a robot.

13 Dec 2012 05:12 PM
RoyHobbs22     
but drugs, right? druggie drug drugs.

/drugs

13 Dec 2012 05:15 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

pedobearapproved: I hope it's Lupus

/or a tumor


Is it lupus?!

13 Dec 2012 05:16 PM
Quantum Apostrophe     

uttertosh: but how can that be when Quantum Apostrophe says.....

/wait for it


Yes, that's right, we'll never ever figure out how to cure these diseases. But we'll 3D print warp drives, just you watch!

13 Dec 2012 05:16 PM
JPINFV     
Obvious tag? Where art thou?

13 Dec 2012 05:16 PM
uttertosh     

Quantum Apostrophe: uttertosh: but how can that be when Quantum Apostrophe says.....

/wait for it

Yes, that's right, we'll never ever figure out how to cure these diseases. But we'll 3D print warp drives, just you watch!


knew i could rely on you ;-)

13 Dec 2012 05:19 PM
ReapTheChaos     
My take on this has always been this, whats the point of living longer if you're bedridden in some nursing home for the last 15 years of your life.

Kind of reminds me of some of these medications you see advertised on TV, most of them, the side effects sound ten times worse than what they're supposed to be helping. You may very well have helped your high blood pressure, but now you have blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, nausea, leg cramps, night sweats, constipation and your dick stopped working.

13 Dec 2012 05:20 PM
FTGodWin     
Only for people who believe in sickcare (a.k.a. "the healthcare system").

There are, of course, healthy options.

/ I've lost all of my belly fat
// eating bacon
/// mmmmmm.... bacon

13 Dec 2012 05:20 PM
jagarr     

Sticky Hands: just put my brain in a robot.


this. stop trying to delay the physical bodies inevitable demise and work on transferrin' my consciousness over into a robut.

13 Dec 2012 05:21 PM
BeerGraduate     
If you have a crippling disease that makes life too painful to be worthwhile, start dying.

13 Dec 2012 05:21 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

BeerGraduate: If you have a crippling disease that makes life too painful to be worthwhile, start dying.


Sadly, this.

13 Dec 2012 05:23 PM
jehovahs witness protection     
July 2011: Almost died, can't walk or talk.
January 2012: Told I was going to die. "It was a tumor"
December 2012: In so much pain and drugged up 24/7. They should have let me go the other two times.
So, yeah, living longer isn't necessarily a good thing.

/Didn't even mention rattle snake bite 20-years-ago

13 Dec 2012 05:32 PM
mark12A     
Nitrogen and a plastic bag is cheap, painless, peaceful....

/my plan

13 Dec 2012 05:33 PM
Three-Fifty     

FTGodWin: Only for people who believe in sickcare (a.k.a. "the healthcare system").

There are, of course, healthy options.

/ I've lost all of my belly fat
// eating bacon
/// mmmmmm.... bacon


High 5! I've given up grains, vegetable oils, sugar and processed foods. I eat high fat/low carb and I have never felt or looked better. I'm never hungry, sleep great, feel damn good. I refuse to be taken down by old age and disease.

My diet/lifestyle plus a living will assure that I will go out at the top of my game.

13 Dec 2012 05:45 PM
whither_apophis     
peepee hurt, time to die.

13 Dec 2012 05:50 PM
Cup_O_Jo     
I know it is fark. But still I can't believe people are so heartless to say that people with chronic illness should just die.
That said---I am really irritated that stem cells have been pushed from a 3 year promise to a 15 year promise due to funding. :/

13 Dec 2012 05:50 PM
Cup_O_Jo     
Oh and I CRAVE this GITS

13 Dec 2012 05:52 PM
Kibbler     
Even better news: To get any treatment at all for your crippling disease, you will have to keep working past 65, past 70, past 80. You can't work? Sorry, no insurance. *Now* you can die.

13 Dec 2012 05:54 PM
firefaery29     
Paleo is a bunch of BS.

13 Dec 2012 05:55 PM
kg2095     

ReapTheChaos: My take on this has always been this, whats the point of living longer if you're bedridden in some nursing home for the last 15 years of your life.

Kind of reminds me of some of these medications you see advertised on TV, most of them, the side effects sound ten times worse than what they're supposed to be helping. You may very well have helped your high blood pressure, but now you have blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, nausea, leg cramps, night sweats, constipation and your dick stopped working.


Watching my 87 year old grandma's suffering from general age related illness has made me wonder if the push to healthier life styles is so wise. On more than one occasion she has told us she would like to die.

13 Dec 2012 06:06 PM
ciberido     
Logan's way ahead of you. 
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Happy Carrousel, everyone!

13 Dec 2012 06:32 PM
MurphyMurphy     

Sticky Hands: just put my brain in a robot.


Just remember, the penalty for a robot killing a human is 10,000 years frozen in carbonite!

/we'll eat tires like licorice

13 Dec 2012 06:35 PM
cherryl taggart     

kg2095: ReapTheChaos: My take on this has always been this, whats the point of living longer if you're bedridden in some nursing home for the last 15 years of your life.

Kind of reminds me of some of these medications you see advertised on TV, most of them, the side effects sound ten times worse than what they're supposed to be helping. You may very well have helped your high blood pressure, but now you have blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, nausea, leg cramps, night sweats, constipation and your dick stopped working.

Watching my 87 year old grandma's suffering from general age related illness has made me wonder if the push to healthier life styles is so wise. On more than one occasion she has told us she would like to die.


My grandmother made it to 101, and more than once told us how she hated having to constantly make new friends, because everybody she knew well kept dying. She fell and broke her hips more than 5 times over the last 25 years of her life, and she kept being put through rehab. I'm thinking about getting a DNR tattoo on my chest.

13 Dec 2012 06:46 PM
MemeSlave     
People aren't dying fast enough, causing the next generation to burn ITS wealth to support them. Until recently, parents had the decency to die in their 60s, leaving their wealth to their children and extended families - now we're eating our seed corn. What will we do when demographically 50% of the people don't work?

13 Dec 2012 06:49 PM
MayoSlather     

ReapTheChaos: My take on this has always been this, whats the point of living longer if you're bedridden in some nursing home for the last 15 years of your life.

Kind of reminds me of some of these medications you see advertised on TV, most of them, the side effects sound ten times worse than what they're supposed to be helping. You may very well have helped your high blood pressure, but now you have blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, nausea, leg cramps, night sweats, constipation and your dick stopped working.


That's my perspective. Live fully and live well, but don't simply live to get to the oldest age you can because that isn't necessarily the best quality of life. Who really wants to eat dull tasting food for years without drugs, alcohol, sugar or adventures taken simply to die an old crusty person hopped up on pain medication while everyone you cared about is dead. No thanks.

13 Dec 2012 06:50 PM
Ishkur    [TotalFark]  
No, because we got drugs for that.

The last years of our lives will be spent in a blitzed out state of neurotropic bliss. Most of the time.

13 Dec 2012 07:04 PM
Ishkur    [TotalFark]  

MemeSlave: What will we do when demographically 50% of the people don't work?


50% of the people don't work now. Nor do they have to.

13 Dec 2012 07:06 PM
YouPeopleAreCrazy     

ReapTheChaos: Kind of reminds me of some of these medications you see advertised on TV, most of them, the side effects sound ten times worse than what they're supposed to be helping. You may very well have helped your high blood pressure, but now you have blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, nausea, leg cramps, night sweats, constipation and your dick stopped working.


There was a 30 second ad on TV the other night....the first 6 seconds (which I missed) were how it helps your current imaginary condition. The next 24 seconds were how it will fark you up.

13 Dec 2012 07:46 PM
kg2095     

Ishkur: No, because we got drugs for that.

The last years of our lives will be spent in a blitzed out state of neurotropic bliss. Most of the time.


I'm 50 years old with no assets and I don't own my own home. My window of employability is getting quite narrow.

Because I have made very poor choices in my life I will likely spend my last years living in a park and begging for spare change.

13 Dec 2012 07:47 PM
db2     
Let's hear it for Lamarckian evolution! Yay!

13 Dec 2012 08:04 PM
ajgeek    [TotalFark]  
Duh, curing disease isn't profitable, TREATING is!

/not sure if serious...

13 Dec 2012 08:15 PM
I do everything Alton Brown tells me to do     
Pay attention young-uns. "People are living longer now" is the excuse that the older generations are using for raising your social security and medicare age to preposterous numbers while retiring themselves at 65. Never mind that you'll be sick or invalid for those extra years. Or at best, un-hireable.

Not that they shouldn't raise it - it's headed for broke, after all. But the baby boomers should have to work until they're 70, too since they're the ones that couldn't be bothered to fund it during their working years.

Secure retirement and medicare! Free universities for us all! And we don't even have to pay for it... that's what our kids are for!

Thanks boomers.

13 Dec 2012 09:50 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
If you live long enough, you die. What a shocker.

No, the real shocker is that all these diseases we're getting now? Yeah, we didn't used to get them because we didn't live long enough TO get them. People didn't used to die of cancer and heart disease, because those take a while to develop and when the life expectancy was about 50, nobody lived long enough to develop fatal colon cancer or terminal heart disease. Now that humans live into their 70's, amazingly, we can develop fatal tumors in our ass.

The other thing is that we've eliminated the killers that used to mask chronic diseases. In the Olden Days--and in 3d world countries today--people died of pneumonia and dysentery, which are quite astonishingly symptoms of...heart disease and cancer. Imagine that. If your heart doesn't work, your lungs fill up with fluid and you die. If your internal organs are riddled with tumors, your bowels are often the first place it shows up, and you die. Well, nowadays, we can treat pneumonia and diarrhea, so people live long enough for the other, chronic disease to kill them.

So it's not that we're more disease-ridden than before, just that by living longer and NOT dying of the curable diseases that used to kill us, we have to die of things that take a while to develop and aren't curable. Which is a good thing, because if nobody ever died, where would we all live?

13 Dec 2012 10:05 PM
Balchinian     
See thread two links down from this one on the main page.

Problem solved.

13 Dec 2012 10:07 PM
Stibium     

MemeSlave: People aren't dying fast enough, causing the next generation to burn ITS wealth to support them. Until recently, parents had the decency to die in their 60s, leaving their wealth to their children and extended families - now we're eating our seed corn. What will we do when demographically 50% of the people don't work?


It almost sems to me that this will become inevitable as the result of how hard we work ourselves. Once you hit adulthood, you get a job and work, work, work until either you are disabled or your retire at 65 or so. In the decades between you don't really do much to enjoy life or at least be satisfied with how you lived it, so you want to hang around for as long as you can.

Assuming heart disease theory is right regarding cholesterol, my family history and own medical conditions say I'm probably going to have a heart attack in my 40's. I'm 25 now, so you better believe the rat race isn't for me.

13 Dec 2012 11:28 PM
MadCat221     
Medical science has found ways to make the human body last longer than it wants to. You need only go through a nursing home to see why this is a bad thing.

13 Dec 2012 11:42 PM
Fail in Human Form     

kg2095: Ishkur: No, because we got drugs for that.

The last years of our lives will be spent in a blitzed out state of neurotropic bliss. Most of the time.

I'm 50 years old with no assets and I don't own my own home. My window of employability is getting quite narrow.

Because I have made very poor choices in my life I will likely spend my last years living in a park and begging for spare change.


Holy crap, I just turned 30 yesterday and I feel like I just saw a future Fark post of mine.

14 Dec 2012 12:47 AM
PaLarkin     
If I end up with cancer that can't be treated or cured I'll wait till it gets to the point I get a prescription for pain meds, say percoset ,vicodin or oxycontin. Then I'll take the whole damm bottle and wash them down with ethanol. Then I'll just go to sleep and it will be over. I guess the only downside to this is that while the pain and suffering will be over, I won't be around to enjoy it.

14 Dec 2012 01:53 AM
kg2095     

Fail in Human Form: kg2095: Ishkur: No, because we got drugs for that.

The last years of our lives will be spent in a blitzed out state of neurotropic bliss. Most of the time.

I'm 50 years old with no assets and I don't own my own home. My window of employability is getting quite narrow.

Because I have made very poor choices in my life I will likely spend my last years living in a park and begging for spare change.

Holy crap, I just turned 30 yesterday and I feel like I just saw a future Fark post of mine.


Perhaps we'll have neighboring park benches then.

14 Dec 2012 03:08 AM
Pangea     

cherryl taggart: I'm thinking about getting a DNR tattoo on my chest.


Emergency responders and doctors often ignore those, just in case you changed your mind since you got the tattoo. They're permanent you know. A Living Will is adviseable.

14 Dec 2012 10:32 AM
ObscureNameHere     
Anyone who want to think about 'cheating death', I encourage you to watch at least the first 3 episodes of "Torchwood: Miracle Day".

3-word plot: Everyone stops dying.

Think about it. EVERYONE STOPS DYING.

That includes:
- incinerated burn victims
- abortions and still births
- massive bodily injuries

/horror in my sci-fi? More likely than you think.

14 Dec 2012 01:15 PM
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