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Offline Geoff-E

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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 10:49 GMT (UK) »
Well my mum was born 95 years ago and is still alive and kicking despite a poverty struck childhood, cerebral meningitis at 21, being knocked down by a tram during the war in the blackout and surviving a triple heart bypass so I think she (and hopefully me) are made of sturdy stuff!

Seems odd to me that she almost fits your category of being born 100 years ago so maybe things weren't so dire then as we think.

Don't you think that having a triple heart bypass may have a teeny bit to do with her surviving to 95? You make it sound like a negative factor. ;)
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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 14:38 GMT (UK) »
I would have died from appendicitis/peritonitis at age 2 as I nearly did anyway!
Then I had bad doses of croup, measles and bronchitis!
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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 22:15 GMT (UK) »
I don't think I would.  I have a pelvic malformation which means it closes over instead of opening up when giving birth.  I ruptured and bled out when having my first daughter and required an emergency section. in fact one of my 3x grt aunts died of it (and her baby)

That is If I'd ever managed to be born safely as my mum was an elderly prima gravida.  Or survived pyelo-nephritis without having the option of antibiotics.
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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 01 February 18 17:12 GMT (UK) »
   Many of my rural ancestors lived to a good age, and there were few infant deaths, but I needed an emergency caesarean with my first child, so neither of us would probably have survived that in earlier times.
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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #31 on: Friday 02 February 18 21:36 GMT (UK) »
I don't think I would be.
I have a rare auto-immune problem which requires permanent medication and back in history would probably not even have been diagnosed.

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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #32 on: Saturday 03 February 18 17:09 GMT (UK) »
I'd probably have been one of the many women who died in childbirth, when my first daughter got stuck, not breach but facing the wrong way nonetheless!

And I have a five year old grandson, born fifteen weeks too soon, who is currently obsessed with volcanos, paper aeroplanes and tornados. Without a very good, modern NICU in Burnley, he wouldn't be here.

My not quite two year old great-niece, now rushing around like a mad thing was, just last year, the smallest baby ever to have had a particular procedure, by a brilliant and very daring surgeon, to correct a very severe congenital heart defect. We don't have to go back more than a very few years for her not to have survived infancy.

But I also have ancestors who lived very long lives in pretty basic circumstances, my best example being a several times great-grandmother who was born in 1746, in the Yorkshire Dales and who had the good grace to live until after the 1841 census so that I could know about her!
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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 08 February 18 08:47 GMT (UK) »
I had a heart attack at 25 and cancer at 30 so I would probably be a gonna.
My Wife had pre-eclampsia and was very close to death. So she'd be a gonna and my daughter was born 10 weeks early weighing 1lb so defiantly a gonna.
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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 08 February 18 09:41 GMT (UK) »
 I think I would still be alive, age 60, but I would be in a lot of discomfort if I hadn't had a hemorrhoidectomy and several years later had my gallbladder removed.  Also, being very short-sighted I'm very pleased to have contact lenses.

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Re: Would you still be alive ?
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 08 February 18 09:49 GMT (UK) »
"would you be alive if born 100 or 200 years ago ?"

If I was still living, I would be a fair age now  ;D ;D ;D

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