Today my father told me that two of his good friends probably won’t make it to 2023. This makes me feel terrible as I knew both of them and they were friends of the family. I still remember visiting them and playing with their children when I was a young lad. One has entered into palliative care due to cirrhosis of the liver due to fatty liver. The other will be entering shortly due to a heart condition due to plaque buildup.
But, they didn’t have to go so young.
Rapamycin + Metformin could have prevented the fatty liver in its entirety for the first one. Other than the liver damage, he was in pretty good health and could have survived another decade. He is only 75. A good man and friend lost a decade too soon.
For the other, I am not sure Rapamycin would have helped, but there could have been a preventative treatment that would have. Omega 3s? Statins? He is 83 yo.
We need better preventative care so that we can all live longer lives with our friends and loved ones. We need to get the message out to others to prevent an early loss of life before it is too late.
I mourn their loss and the world will be a worse place without them. This is my remembrance of them… One last story for their chapter.