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It seems to happen a lot that a healthy, active elder is debilitated or dies over a "minor" or "routine" procedure esp. involving anesthesia.

I wasn't a big fan, but it's sad news nevertheless. I suppose if you look for the good, it's better to go out this way over that slow decline like Zsa Zsa, or Casey Kasem. A well misspent life, then BAM over is kind of a blessing comparatively.

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It seems to happen a lot that a healthy, active elder is debilitated or dies over a "minor" or "routine" procedure esp. involving anesthesia.

I wasn't a big fan, but it's sad news nevertheless. I suppose if you look for the good, it's better to go out this way over that slow decline like Zsa Zsa, or Casey Kasem. A well misspent life, then BAM over is kind of a blessing comparatively.

There are no "routine" procedures.

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There are no "routine" procedures.
While talking to my nurse prior to outpatient surgery a couple days ago, we got on the subject of the paperwork, living will, organ harvest, etc. She began how they must always be prepared for the worst outcome especially with people "my age". Then she realized she had said too much and cut herself off quickly not knowing how to continue talking. I went from a scowl, on purpose, to a quiet belly laugh and then we both giggled at her discomfort.
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It seems to happen a lot that a healthy, active elder is debilitated or dies over a "minor" or "routine" procedure esp. involving anesthesia.

Yup. My mother passed away suddenly last year within a week of having knee reconstruction surgery.

My mother was very energetic, was very rarely sick and seemingly in great health apart from the knee. In fact, just prior to her surgery I was speaking with my wife about our mothers and how best to care for them in the coming years. During that conversation I suggested my mother would probably live at least another 10 years. As it turns out, she didn't make 10 days.

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Same story here. My dad was an energetic 78 year old who had recently received a clean bill of health. My last conversation in person was talking about Game 1 of the 2012 ALCS the morning after, pecifically Valverde's blown 9th inning. Had an attack (not cardiac) the following weekend which precipitated surgery. Made it through surgery but died 5 days later mere hours after being upgraded from intensive care. There are so many things that can whack you at that age when you are in a weakened state.

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She was a little too much for me but I thought it was interesting what people had to say about her....

Barbara Walters: “No one loved life, laughter, and a good time more than Joan. We would have dinner and laugh and gossip and I always left the table smiling. She was a brassy, often outrageous, and hilarious performer who made millions laugh. In private, she was the picture of elegance and class. I will miss her.”

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She was a little too much for me but I thought it was interesting what people had to say about her....

Barbara Walters: “No one loved life, laughter, and a good time more than Joan. We would have dinner and laugh and gossip and I always left the table smiling. She was a brassy, often outrageous, and hilarious performer who made millions laugh. In private, she was the picture of elegance and class. I will miss her.”

I've read many, many similar comments, including from lesser known comedians who gush about her generosity with both time and money when they were starting out.

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That was my thought as well. I could swear she was vital and appearing on shows earlier this year. Maybe it was longer ago after all, who knows.

She was on Howard Stern on July 28, and she seemed the same as always.

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In fact, even though she's not a favorite of mine, I was often struck in her later years of how current she was. She wasn't like one of the old comics who lamented how society and comedy had changed, bitching about how it was better in their day. She always kept track of current poiltics and pop culture, and was always writing new material. I respect any older established comedian for that.

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Yup. My mother passed away suddenly last year within a week of having knee reconstruction surgery.

My mother was very energetic, was very rarely sick and seemingly in great health apart from the knee. In fact, just prior to her surgery I was speaking with my wife about our mothers and how best to care for them in the coming years. During that conversation I suggested my mother would probably live at least another 10 years. As it turns out, she didn't make 10 days.

Sorry to hear that. My mother had the same surgery this year and the anesthesia did quite a job on her mentally. It took her weeks to get her mind back. The more I hear about that kind of surgery, the more I realize how dangerous it can be.

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