Well, I fell for it because my father had introduced me to a sweet vermouth when I was in my early teens - so I said 50 years, which produced a lengthy written remark on my questionnaire.
Hence when my liver function test showed a high globolin result of 4 (normal range 2-3.5) I was refused insurance on the grounds I had nothing short of liver cirrhosis. Naturally, I felt upset and mortal after all, so I arranged for an endoscopy to verify how many social occasions I had left in the bank.
Booked yesterday ( Friday pm) which day coincided with having to take little girl yet again to the animal hospital am because her paw had swollen, her mouth was bleeding and looked in a badway. The doctor took a blood test, telling us it could be leukemia or Aids because her mouth had blisters and her pink bits were white.
I said let's wait for the results.
Ten minutes later when both of us were in the dumps, the animal doctor came out smiling - said Chok Dee (Good health) and suspected that the infection was just a flea bite - no sign of the baddies. But little girl needed red blood cells and she is on a course of injections to stimulate the production of these...
So, in a more hopeful frame of mind, I had my endoscopy (full abdomen test) - result fatty liver (stay off of alcohol for a few weeks) and a slightly enlarged benign prostate (which is fairly normal for a man of my age).
Friday was a good day - it was also a Buddha day, and everything is looking up again...