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Subject:  Re: Social Security questions Date:  10/23/2012  3:33 PM
Author:  Brooklyn1948 Number:  18006 of 19483

a lot of people in our society are obese, smoke, do not exercise, etc. All those things have an effect. You know your family history - if people life longer or shorter lives that matters.


I am 64 years old. I walk 10,000 steps a day (pedometer). I ride my exercise bike 10 miles a day in my apartment. I could stand to lose ten pounds.
But, ten years ago at the age of 54 we took a long car ride and two weeks later I developed a massive blood clot in my leg.
It went unnoticed by me for a whole two weeks as I thought it was a pulled muscle. Imagine my shock and surprise when I realized that I could have died from the clot.
So, whether you are healthy or not, we cannot control everything in our lives. Some people die young. Some live until nearly 100 years old age. I know a person who did just that.
I took my SS at the age of 62. My husband will take his at age 66.
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