How is it possible?

This is sort of like a Keith Richards post.
Want I mean is how is it possible that someone could abuse their bodies as much as Keith Richards does and still remain alive?
However, in this case I mean how could some people who are riddled with as much diseases they are still keep coming into the ER week after week after week, month after month after month, and year after year after year?
Clearly nothing appears to be able to kill them. Not +4 pitting edema with weeping liquid coming out of everywhere. Not a massively dilated left ventricle and an EF of 25%. Not hemoglobin A-1 C of over 10.0. Not two packs of cigarettes today. Not a diet which appears to consist solely of Big Mac extra value meals, washed down with a 32 ounce high fructose corn syrup laden soda beverage.
There’s only one answer besides luck, genetics.
Others are victims of the complete opposite.
They have the bad luck to get sick die way too early.
One day in the future I’m sure we will be able to predict what someone’s likelihood of getting illnesses is when they are young based about their genetic makeup. Those at low-risk will be able to go on and smoke,drink, eat, and not worry about anything. Those with the bad genes will know they have to do something to prevent it.

2 Responses to How is it possible?

  1. pmrn says:

    As a hospice nurse I have a theory about this. People hang on until they’re ready to let go. I’m sure there are lots of interesting things yet to be discovered about genetics and the body, so I’m not discounting that as a factor…I think it was Jung that said “the unconscious mind has a thousand ways to end a life without meaning” or something like that. Letting go is hard to do, who can blame them?

  2. Steve Daniels says:

    I’ve been reading Kieth’s autobiography. According to it, he hasn’t been using dope in the last thirty years.

    Just FYI.

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