"Hello doc! How are you doing?" He greeted me cheerfully.
"So how are my blood prolifes? Kidneys still good? My cholesterol controlled? Of course it is, I take my pills everyday - and on top of that, I do exercise - I do a lot of gardening ha."
"But you know what, I actually hate pills. To be honest, I wasn't on any medication until the admission 2 years ago and they diagnosed me having slightly high blood pressure and cholesterol. What to do? At my age some parts of the "engine" just ain't functioning properly."
"You wanna hear more about what happened 2 years ago? I was bitten by a snake. It happened during my gardening, a Cobra came out from nowhere, I caught its head and tried to toss it - but too bad, it bit on my foot!"
"That was a bad wound. Bleeding nonstop and I had to come to hospital. They operated on my foot," (showing his foot - a large scar) "And the wound heals well after a week!"
"I think otherwise I'm quite well, I can eat, can sleep, can walk and still able to do work. I think I'm quite lucky."
The above words were said by an elderly man that I saw today, and he's 95 years old this year. He looks happy, healthy and energetic, mentally as well as physically.
"Ya I'm 95 this year. But I'm not considering myself an old man you know. My mother lived till the age of 108 - so I still have another 10 more years to live! Ha!"
Amazing? I guess happiness and mind positivity are the keys to longevity!