Stan Lee - farewell at 95 - His secret to long life
Stan Lee - The secret to a long happy life
Stan lee has lived a long and fruitful life.
On his last day, an ambulance rushed to Lee's Hollywood Hills home and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so -- he had a bout of pneumonia and vision issues.
Over the past few years, Lee, in his 90s has had illhealth. Lee revealed recently, that he’d had a pacemaker implanted. Lee was also rushed to hospital in 2015, though he was able to attend the red-carpet premiere of Ant-Man, which happened the next day. In 2017, Lee cancelled appearances at Big Apple Con and Salt Lake City Comic Con’s FanX.
A most recent health scare was, when he was rushed to the hospital after experiencing shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat. However, he was promptly released the very next day. He also went online to announce that he had been fighting Pneumonia.
He started out writing comic books and went on to become editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics as well as its publisher and chairman.
Marvel is the highest grossing movie franchise in history having raked in $23 billion at the box office.
He is well known for working with the company that became Marvel Comics and artist Jack Kirby, co-created comic book characters such as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Thor, X-Men and Doctor Strange. But he also served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1945.
From 1945 to 1947, Lee lived in the rented a brownstone in Manhattan. He married Joan Boocock on December 5, 1947. They moved to the West Coast in 1981, he and his wife bought a home in West Hollywood, California.
In late September 2012, Lee underwent an operation to insert a pacemaker, cancelling planned appearances at conventions
On July 6, 2017, his wife for 69 years, Joan, died of complications from a stroke. Lee was widowed. The couple had one surviving daughter, J.C. Lee.
Lee stated, in his own words that his secret to keep going, happiness and good mental health was the following :
“I'm happiest when I'm working. If I'm not working, I feel like I'm wasting my time.”
It is this enjoyment in real purpose that gives our being a positive push in psychological health. Unlike Stress and hating what we do, enjoying purpose and doing what we were made to do actually energizes us.
Of course, if you suffer from fstigue, there are other options for you.
It is rumored that Stan cut his sugar intake, early on and ate a whole foods diet with lots of fish and poultry after moving to California. He enjoyed the fresh vegetables California had to offer, having grown up in NY after the depression era with limited access to luxury foods. His Jewish ancestry and neighborhood also enabled him to eat according to the jewish kosher dietary laws ( he had Romanian-born Jewish immigrant parents). His diet really took center stage after his operation in 2012 to install a pacemaker. (The primary purpose of a pacemaker is to maintain an adequate heart rate, either because the heart's natural pacemaker is not fast enough, or because there is a block in the heart's electrical conductive system).
Usually an increase in Magnesium is also helpful after this type of operation.
The Hollywood Reporter recently reported that he had said "I am almost blind; I cannot see well at all"
A lawyer who prepared documents signed by Stan released a statement to People which read: "I knew, when Mr. Lee signed the Declaration, that he suffers from macular degeneration that makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for Mr. Lee to read documents.
What is macular degeneration ?
Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined.
At present, Macular Degeneration is considered an incurable eye disease.
How to avoid it ?
Choose a healthy diet. The antioxidant vitamins in fruits and vegetables contribute to eye health. Kale, spinach, broccoli, peas and other vegetables have high levels of antioxidants, including lutein and zeaxanthin, which may benefit people with macular degeneration.
Choose a good supplement with the vitamins and minerals the Eye Institute suggests.
Here are some fast facts on Stan :
Birth date: December 28, 1922
During the 1960s, Lee worked closely with writer-artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.