I am in fair to middling health. However, I have now skipped watching TV exactly three times simply because the remote batteries are dead. The entire set is now useless to me. Yes, I can go up to the set and manually change the channels, but there is no mute option. This means getting up during every commercial break to turn off the set. I always mute it, just in case TV actually does rot my brain. This way I'm cutting down on at least 1/3 of the subliminal messages/brain rotting. Stupid TV remote and its teeny tiny batteries.