I call my doctor Dr Death (not to his face,of course). It started ten, fifteen years ago when I went in for the annual physical that my employer provided insurance suggested for a person my age. Sure enough, Dr Death told me I had borderline hypertension and wrote me a 90 day prescription for it. After a year of having to go back every three months to have the prescription renewed I negotiated a 180 day prescription. Now I see him every six months. Now every time I go in to see him I'm "borderline" something else. "I'm going to prescribe this medication...., I'm going to schedule this test, and that test...Your cholesterol is borderline high...you have a borderline blockage in yor carotid artery...You have a slight calcification in your arteries...You're bordering on COPD...borderline hypoglycemic...etc...etc." There's always a new pill I should take, or a test he recommends. I'm skeptical enough to wonder if I actually need the test or is it just something my insurance will pay for without question. For me, it's all about expectations. I'm 67 years old. So far I've enjoyed what life offered without regrets. I figure that when my time is up it'll be one of those "borderline" maladies that up and crossed the border.