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11:42am on Friday, 2nd August, 2019:



Well, after yesterday's moaning at the receptionist at the surgery, I received this.

QRISK represents the chance of having a heart attack or a stroke within the next ten years. This means I have a 91.51% chance of making it to age 69 unless something else kills me first. Yay! I'll have at least two years of retirement to enjoy!

I'm a little suspicious that the QRISK is stated to two decimal places; I can't believe it's that accurate. Still, I'm sure it's meant to inspire confidence.

I expect the reason for this sudden drop in my chance of having a heart attack or stroke has something to do with the fact that after 10 years the effect of my brother's death on my QRISK has been removed from the equation; either that, or the statins actually had an effect.

Anyway, thanks to my pharmacist daughter's connections, I now have 56 statin pills to devour before I run out again. I think I'll maybe take half a tablet a day instead of one, to allow my system to get used to it, then cut them out entirely and see how it goes.

This all goes to show that my maxim for healthy living works just fine: don't smoke, don't drink, don't exercise.

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