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> Without Todays Modern Medicine And Hospitals, Who'd still be around?
post Jun 20 2010, 07:42 PM
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Depressing topic but from the positive aspect many of us prolonged our lives wink.gif
Our average expected life time increase with peace and developed medecine. But let's say we lived a few hundered years ago when there was no medicine to cure us and no surgery to heal a wound. Who would still be around?

I would have died at age 37 cause by ileus. A piece of meat got stuck and my intestines tied a knot of themselves. This mainly could happen since I suffer from a chronis intestive inflammation that makes the passage narrow at one point.

It would have been a painful death. I was hospitalized around 6-7 hours after the meal almost knocked silly by pain. Medicine took care of the pain and one other injection pushed the intestines in place (don't ask me how)

Before all of this I had some bad pains from kidney stones which had to be removed by surgery. Wouldn't have killed me but the pain had me thinking it's be a quick way to stop it dry.gif

Anyone else earned a few years by modern medicine? Appendix anyone?

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post Jun 20 2010, 07:53 PM
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Many medicine/diseases topics lately smile.gif

Interersting topic I think.
I would still be around, but I'm not even 16 years old yet.
But I wouldn't been able to play guitar. I broke my arm few years ago (hard), so I would have a bent arm. biggrin.gif
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post Jun 20 2010, 07:59 PM
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I'd still be around, but then I'm only 29...
Well, I have Asthma, it was way worse when I was a kid, now I barely need medication and can run for 90 minutes straight. So it's hard to say how my life would have been without Asthma medication in my childhood. The other question is, if we didn't have modern medicine, we wouldn't also have lots of other inventions which may have led to air pollution and the rate of people having Asthma would be very very low...could be interesting to think all this through.
But it is a blessing for sure that we have today's medicine, at least in most cases.

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post Jun 20 2010, 11:21 PM
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Maybe and maybe not, After my kidney surgery I got a bad infection - But good ol antibiotics took care of it. It was pretty bad infection from what I hear. I am also genetically prone to Chiari Malformation - a serious disease - In fact there is a 50% chance I will get it before the age of 45 - And without it my brain would push so hard against my skull I could bleed to death, But thankfully there is plenty of treatment for it now smile.gif
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post Jun 20 2010, 11:48 PM
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I Probalbly wouldn´t sad.gif cause i ingested amniotic Fluid when i was still a baby in my mother´s belly! and after that i needed a lot of medical Care ( I got intubated and stuff like that leat its what my relatives tell me cause I don´t actually remember none of this xD )

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post Jun 21 2010, 12:15 AM
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If we are talking about before 1735, then I would have died at the age of 16 because the appendectomy has not yet been invented -.-


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post Jun 21 2010, 12:42 AM
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it's true,

although most of modern illnesses are caused by modern living,

I think indigenous people weren't as sick as we are because they lived quite armoniuosly with nature. Didn't eat garbage, didn't breath toxic smoke, didn't live confined, all those little things add up,

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post Jun 21 2010, 09:08 AM
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Would have died from psittacosis at the age of 12.

Also I wouldn't have a future job, so I'm pretty happy with medicine and hospitals wink.gif


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post Jun 21 2010, 10:52 AM
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I'd be dead. I have inherited emphysema and so would have died at some point from a pulmonary infection some years ago. Most likely time was 8 years ago - contracted double pneumonia, pluresy and chronic bronchitis all at the same time and nearly died then. Spent several weeks in intensive care and nearly a year recovering. Been a couple of other near misses since then though.

According to my old pulmonary consultant I still will die from emphysema, or related, before the so-called allotted 3 score and ten. As he put it rather succinctly, 'Don't make any plans on seeing your daughter graduate from University'.

My daughter would have died in child birth or very shortly after. She spent the first 4 weeks of her life in the baby ICU and at one stage was on a ventilator.

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post Jun 21 2010, 11:06 AM
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I'd be around, I think. Had a knee surgery, but nothing that I couldn't live without (though my knee would be even worse than it is, I geuss...or maybe not, not too sure actually).

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Who knows how many would be around if we didn't take our vaccines when we are born and again many times in our childhood. Not to mention other complications that now a days seem un important but meant a real threat just a hundred years ago...

As I said in another recent thread, I'm so glad meds exist smile.gif

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post Jun 21 2010, 06:14 PM
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I would be dead most likely 3-4 years back when I was on a vacation smile.gif I got bad poisoning and some internal bleeding so I ended up in hospital just in time...

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post Jun 24 2010, 02:03 AM
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Probably dead from smallpox or something similar.

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