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Would you still be alive ?
« on: Tuesday 30 January 18 12:55 GMT (UK) »
After spending many years researching my ancestors I am sad to say I am very used to a death of a young one,others around me who know nothing of their family history are always shocked

I always say have a look at your own history and would you be alive if born 100 or 200 years ago ?

I would of died when having my 1st child aged 27 and my son would of also not lived having developed pre-eclampsia in birth
Had I not of died then, I would of died in my 2nd pregnancy aged 35 as I developed type 1 diabetes at 8 wks
All of that is without the illnesses and broken arm doing childhood
Thank God for the medicine and treatments of today

So would you of had a early death had you lived in the past ?

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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 13:11 GMT (UK) »
Interesting question! I think I would have survived childhood, not having needed medical attention then. Although without vaccination you wouldn't know. I doubt I'd have survived my teens though with various bouts of bronchitis and I had my appendix out when I was 16. So I think 16 max.

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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 13:27 GMT (UK) »
No I would be long gone likely died when I had my son aged 20 yrs old as I developed a blood clot in my leg and to be honest it was touch and go even then, my husband was told after 3 weeks he could take his son home but I only had a 50/50 chance
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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 13:46 GMT (UK) »
Pyloric stenosis would have seen me gone at 3wks.
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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 13:58 GMT (UK) »
Interesting thread and very thought provoking....

I may still be alive, although I did have a DVT aged 22 (the contraceptive pill possibly contributed to this). I had another DVT aged 26 (possible cause due to flight and previous history). I had Mumps as a child also German Measles and chicken pox.....

My children wouldn't be...They both have Cystic Fibrosis, and 100 yrs ago it was unknown about....

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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 14:03 GMT (UK) »
My mother had rumatic fever as a teenager and was not able to walk for a period of time. If this was earlier before treatment was available then none of her decendent would be here.
I have not found any other major illnesses in my tree to date.
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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 14:05 GMT (UK) »
I am a twin; born prematurely (as most twins are) and spent time in a Special Care Baby Unit.
30 years previously my mother was also born as a twin - but no SCBU where she was.
So, depending on what time in history, I may not have survived infancy?

These days I have Type 2 Diabetes - which may have done for me?
I also have BPH (an enlarged prostate), and had a catheter for 8 months last year.
Without modern medical progress, I would almost certainly not have lived into my 60's. :-\
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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 14:33 GMT (UK) »
I'd very probably have been alive, fortunately, but being very shortsighted would have had problems in everyday life - on the plus side, very good close up vision, so I might have made a decent jeweller, lacemaker or seamstress. That is, of course, unless I'd been run over by a cart, crossing the road ..... so I might not be alive, after all!
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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 14:45 GMT (UK) »
Good afternoon,

Iv'e never had an illness of any sort apart from the usual childhood things measles, chicken pox etc. So would most likely have lived.

I suppose the the only thing that may have killed me was the army. Having left school at 15 1/2 I would have been much more likely to have gone to war a 120 years previously. As both constituent parts of my regt were in the charge of the light brigade I may have taken part in that.

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