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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

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    It's because antibiotics are become less effective, therefore the news gets worse.
    Yeah, I went there for a moment but I don't want to think about that today.


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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    Yeah, I went there for a moment but I don't want to think about that today.
    LOL! I almost gave it up myself when I couldn't think of the word "antibiotics". Fortunately for us all I soldiered through the brain fart and supplied us all with a very mild form of entertainment.
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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

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    I'm sorry for her family and all that, but for the life of me I cannot see how this even made the news. In the great scheme of things, one more person dying doesn't make much difference, but a model dying apparently makes the news.
    Cause I think, subconsciously, it brings out an important point.

    The most "beautiful" (yes, that is relative..'beauty is in the eyes of the beholder')woman had to get her perfect image horribly tainted. In the end, you have no control.
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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Originally Posted by Indy
    It's because antibiotics are become less effective, therefore the news gets worse.
    while absolutely true, I thought this illness in partricular was always resistant to the meds
    but what do i know

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMama View Post
    Cause I think, subconsciously, it brings out an important point.

    The most "beautiful" (yes, that is relative..'beauty is in the eyes of the beholder')woman had to get her perfect image horribly tainted. In the end, you have no control.
    She was 20, unmarried, and had no kids.
    The only people in the world who probably really loved her were her parents, and I seriously doubt they gave a crap whether she was "beautiful"; I'm sure they'd cheerfully gouge out their eyes to have her alive again, even "horribly tainted", ie with prosthetic hands and feet (I am seriously not getting the "god, who'd want to live in that condition? You'd basically just be a talking head, and always need assistance" attitude here; plenty of people live fulfilling and independent lives with prosthetics).
    This isn't sad because she was "beautiful"; she wasn't alive long enough for it to even matter.
    It's sad because her parents have lost their child.
    Although if she'd survived, I think she would've learned to live and function with prostheses- and they make such good ones now that you can't even necessarily tell they're prosthetic- I don't think she had much chance of survival once the infection set in, and so it's doubly sad that her parents had to witness her all cut up before she died, and that will be their last memory of her, since they never had a chance to put her back together again or see her recover.
    If that makes any sense.

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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    She was 20, unmarried, and had no kids.
    The only people in the world who probably really loved her were her parents, and I seriously doubt they gave a crap whether she was "beautiful"; I'm sure they'd cheerfully gouge out their eyes to have her alive again, even "horribly tainted", ie with prosthetic hands and feet (I am seriously not getting the "god, who'd want to live in that condition? You'd basically just be a talking head, and always need assistance" attitude here; plenty of people live fulfilling and independent lives with prosthetics).
    This isn't sad because she was "beautiful"; she wasn't alive long enough for it to even matter.
    It's sad because her parents have lost their child.
    Although if she'd survived, I think she would've learned to live and function with prostheses- and they make such good ones now that you can't even necessarily tell they're prosthetic- I don't think she had much chance of survival once the infection set in, and so it's doubly sad that her parents had to witness her all cut up before she died, and that will be their last memory of her, since they never had a chance to put her back together again or see her recover.
    If that makes any sense.
    What I was trying to say is that in the end, you have no control, and it is kinda scary...
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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    She was 20, unmarried, and had no kids.
    The only people in the world who probably really loved her were her parents, and I seriously doubt they gave a crap whether she was "beautiful"; I'm sure they'd cheerfully gouge out their eyes to have her alive again, even "horribly tainted", ie with prosthetic hands and feet (I am seriously not getting the "god, who'd want to live in that condition? You'd basically just be a talking head, and always need assistance" attitude here; plenty of people live fulfilling and independent lives with prosthetics).
    This isn't sad because she was "beautiful"; she wasn't alive long enough for it to even matter.
    It's sad because her parents have lost their child.
    Although if she'd survived, I think she would've learned to live and function with prostheses- and they make such good ones now that you can't even necessarily tell they're prosthetic- I don't think she had much chance of survival once the infection set in, and so it's doubly sad that her parents had to witness her all cut up before she died, and that will be their last memory of her, since they never had a chance to put her back together again or see her recover.
    If that makes any sense.
    You aren't going to live an independent life with no hands and feet. I know a guy who lost both thumbs, and he became an alcoholic. I'd say in people who have this sort of disability drug addiction would be quite prevalent. Her parents may or maynot still love her. All parents arenot created equally, and you don't know what's inside anyone's head.

    I remember the actor Jim Stacy was in a motorcycle accident and he lost his left arm and leg. This of course ended his career. Pretty sure he ended up an alcoholic and he was arrested for trying to have sex with an eleven year old girl a few years back. He still has a brother, not sure about parents, but the love of parents isn't really going to be make up for this kind of a loss to your body. Someone especially beautiful would have a pretty tough time adjusting to it. Sure nothing is impossible, but the odds are she would have been pretty devastated.

    I didn't say talking head to be mean, but it probably might have been a tad insensitive. I didn't mean it that way, but it probably was too graphic to just throw out there. Sorry! I do feel very sorry that this happened, and feel sorry for her family and boyfriend.
    "It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens." Woody Allen.

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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Monroe View Post
    You aren't going to live an independent life with no hands and feet. I know a guy who lost both thumbs, and he became an alcoholic. I'd say in people who have this sort of disability drug addiction would be quite prevalent. Her parents may or maynot still love her. All parents arenot created equally, and you don't know what's inside anyone's head.

    I remember the actor Jim Stacy was in a motorcycle accident and he lost his left arm and leg. This of course ended his career. Pretty sure he ended up an alcoholic and he was arrested for trying to have sex with an eleven year old girl a few years back. He still has a brother, not sure about parents, but the love of parents isn't really going to be make up for this kind of a loss to your body. Someone especially beautiful would have a pretty tough time adjusting to it. Sure nothing is impossible, but the odds are she would have been pretty devastated.

    I didn't say talking head to be mean, but it probably might have been a tad insensitive. I didn't mean it that way, but it probably was too graphic to just throw out there. Sorry! I do feel very sorry that this happened, and feel sorry for her family and boyfriend.


    Believe it or not, as of 2007, they are doing successful limb transplants. Successful.
    A german farmer lost both arms in an agricultural accident; he has two new donor arms, and they work.
    I posted a thread about this in the "Health" section a few months ago.

    Donor limbs for amputees are not just on the horizon, they are already happening, and would surely have become commonplace within this 20-year-old's life, had she survived.
    Furthermore, even setting the fact of limb transplants aside, they make prosthetics now (particularly prosthetic hands) that are so amazing, they not only look natural but they work very nearly as well as regular hands.
    With prosthetic legs and feet, the emphasis tends to be less on appearance than function, but I did just read about a (single leg, at the knee) amputee who won a marathon... and not one for handicapped people, either.
    I really think there could be worse things, in this era of technology.
    I'd rather lose my hands and feet than my eyesight.
    I'd rather lose my hands and feet than have my face horribly burned or disfigured.

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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Believe it or not, as of 2007, they are doing successful limb transplants. Successful.
    A german farmer lost both arms in an agricultural accident; he has two new donor arms, and they work.
    I posted a thread about this in the "Health" section a few months ago.

    Donor limbs for amputees are not just on the horizon, they are already happening, and would surely have become commonplace within this 20-year-old's life, had she survived.
    Furthermore, even setting the fact of limb transplants aside, they make prosthetics now (particularly prosthetic hands) that are so amazing, they not only look natural but they work very nearly as well as regular hands.
    With prosthetic legs and feet, the emphasis tends to be less on appearance than function, but I did just read about a (single leg, at the knee) amputee who won a marathon... and not one for handicapped people, either.
    I really think there could be worse things, in this era of technology.
    I'd rather lose my hands and feet than my eyesight.
    I'd rather lose my hands and feet than have my face horribly burned or disfigured.
    I've seen the limb transplants, and limb reattachments. They're doing face transplants. Saw the lady from France, she can now go out in public, although it's far from perfect. They're doing stuff with blindness as well. Science has come a long way.
    "It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens." Woody Allen.

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