As a nurse and clinical researcher I have spent 57 years caring for the sick and wounded. It is not pretty. Illness stinks, disability is burdensome, and all are costly, financially and emotionally. We die older all the time. If you knew you were only going to be able to buy a car every 25 years would you care for it differently than you do now? Well, body beautiful can be yours for perhaps as long as 95 years.
And that means that how and what you do with it in the interim may be totally in your own hands. Sometimes you are dealt a different hand and the quality of life is something you have no control over.