Went to the doctor recently and found that despite my healthy lifestyle I am "pre-hypertensive". Apparently new guidelines have been out where blood pressure under 140/90 can still be something to worry about unless it is below 120/80. Mine seems to be around 127/78 at age 78 (79 in January).
Makes me wonder what else I might be "pre" in my life. Pre-death? pre-famous? pre-genius?
Does anyone else wonder about the millions of people who now might be candidates for drugs (although at least one site says that the "pre" designation does not mean medication but a change of lifestyle.)