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Old 10-13-2017, 03:16 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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150 years ago I wouldn't have even made it into this world because my dad would have died in childhood from type I juvenile diabetes.
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:55 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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If you lived back then, would you have been dead already? More than once? The older I get, the more I think about this, and the higher the number gets!


I can think of 5 or 6 "deadly" incidents, off-hand.


Probably why "retirement" was not an issue, back then.
Easily a dozen or more.
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:31 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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I will apologize here to the person I offended since they didn't leave a name.
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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How many times would I be dead??? Once. I think once is the standard protocol.
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:53 PM
 
Location: NNV
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How many times would I be dead??? Once. I think once is the standard protocol.
Shucks, you beat me to it...
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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i got a angiogram and stent last may. In the old days you just went on until you had a heart attack, probably pretty soon
In my big churches seniors group (100 people) half have a stent or two.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:19 PM
 
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Lets see, type 1 diabetes, Kidney cancer, brain tumor. Who knows how many other childhood illnesses cured by antibiotics. With all the worlds problems I thank God for our advancements in medical care.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:26 PM
 
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Well, I sure would be toothless, if not dead!

I remember reading a diary of a woman who lived in the west in the 1890s, and she suffered for years from rotting teeth. Really suffered - it caused her daily pain and she tried all kinds of awful remedies. Tooth decay can lead to infection which goes into the bloodstream, and death.

Thank GOD for modern dentistry - I have had implants and crowns and root canals and fillings and fluoride treatments just to keep the choppers functioning.

Even things which didn't kill you 100 years ago could make your life a long term misery.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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If you lived back then, would you have been dead already? More than once? The older I get, the more I think about this, and the higher the number gets!


I can think of 5 or 6 "deadly" incidents, off-hand.


Probably why "retirement" was not an issue, back then.
well, as far as I know, you can only die once. And if you were alive 150 years ago, you're dead now, no matter how healthy you were.

However, in line with your intent, I'd be dead at least twice, both times from cancer.
Would tonsillitis kill you back then? make it 3.
oh, wait, I've had a bunch of infections...make it lots more, maybe.

AND we have flush plumbing these glorious modern days!
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Hard to say what childhood illness could have got me...but the likelihood that I'd die in the civil war is up there lol...
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