How many of you would now be dead if not for modern medicine? In my own case, I would likely have expired from a strangulated hernia at age twelve. Surgery ensued, saving me from gangrene and possible death. Assuming I'd survived that somehow, I would then have died at age twenty-nine, when my Type I diabetes kicked in--- a sure death sentence in the pre-insulin injection days. I am now seventy years old. Again, how many of you would likely have died if not for advances in medicine?
i would be dead from type 2 diabetes if my doctor had not diagnosed me and given me metformin (i am not insulin-dependent). my glucose was almost 600 when i walked into the clinic. yes, i walked in! i am not sure why or how. but that simple diagnosis and prescription has saved my limbs, my eyesight and my life.
Me, me, me. Both my daughter and I would have died when she was born because I didn't dilate enough to deliver. I was 37. A couple of years ago I had pancreatitis and thought I had an upset stomach and was to the point that I might have died if I hadn't gone into thee doc that evening. Otherwise, I probably would have died from the flu because I'm asthmatic and that kicks in BIG time with the flu.
I nearly died aged four after churchill nearly killed us all with sulphur poisoning from the ring of coal fired generators around london which is in a dip- we had continuous smog for a week 12,000 people died - I got pneumonia and weak lungs from the sulphur poisoning . I also would have been dead from an ectopic pregnancy when I was 40 years old as it happened on a saturday night and we were told to stay away from the hospital till the morning by which time my fallopian tubes had both burst.
Hang in there tough guy. A change of doctors with a change of treatment resulted in an anaphylactic asthma attack. & days unconscious in ICU. Big comeback. Thanks intubation & great hospital care. Isurance is a must for everyone in the world's wealthiest country (at one time). $650,000.00 bill of which I paid out of pocket & deducted from my taxes of $2,000.00
I don't know.
I have never needed major surgery or major medical intervention, but who knows?
I have had a full complement of vaccinations and minor illnesses have been treated effectively with modern medicines.
Have I only had minor ilnesses because modern medicine has reduced the incidence of many childhood and adult conditions that could have killed me?
I may have been lucky and still be as fit and healthy as I am now, but I don't know this for sure.
I would have slipped into a coma brought on by a condition known as Myxoma.
This is when you have undiagnosed hypothyroidism (Interactive Thyroid) and you have stopped producing the hormone Thyroxine. It's generally an autoimmune disorder where your body's defences attacks your Thyroid.
I would have died aged 43...had medical science not intervened. Previous to this I was a medical miracle requiring no hospital visits as a patient.
I just never got sick..started to think there was something wrong with me..oh the irony..