Scott Francis Baker (muerte) wrote,
Scott Francis Baker

I could be dead right now

After my last surgery I asked the surgeon what would have happened if I'd lived in a less medically advanced time. She told me in no uncertain terms that if I had ulcerative colitis 75 years ago that I would be dead right now. More specifically, if my grandfather had ulcerative colitis when he was in his mid twenties he would probably have died, and I never would have existed.

I thanked my surgeon for "saving my life" and she smiled and laughed as she walked out the door. I was left to ponder the possibilities.
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