What is a disease that could kill you in 8 months

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Time of death from diseases varies depending on the person’s immune system and treatment. Untreated septic shock is rapidly fatal. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-a-disease-that-could-kill-you-in-8-months ]
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What is a disease that could kill you in 8 months
Time of death from diseases varies depending on the person’s immune system and treatment. Untreated septic shock is rapidly fatal.

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Why did my Dad commit suicide?
Q: I am a 37 year old female. I am also a licensed social worker. My Dad committed suicide about a month ago. Never saw it coming. I should have. I’m a social worker. It’s my job to fix people. I know I am traveling thru the horrible grief process, but I am just a jumble of emotions. How could he do this to us? Especially my Mom…he knew she would be the one to find him. He talked to her just like normal before she walked out the door to go to work. He then got a hunting rifle out and shot himself in the head. My father was 69. He had hunted all his life, there have always been guns in our house, & never once did he ever say he was gonna kill himself. WHY? I know I’m not going to get that answer, but it’s the one I want the most. It rips me apart to think how lonely and hurt he was that morning that he sat there before he took his life. I even recognized the depression he was going thru. We had been doctoring with a psychiatrist for the last3 years. My father was old school. “There has to be a pill to give me to make it go away.” Trying to get him to talk to counselors was turned down. I would try to get a better idea of what was going on so I could talk to the dr’s. He never opened up, except that he just didn’t feel good. I had him to so many Dr’s it was ridiculous. We were at the point of doing electric shock therapy for the depression because he had been on so many different meds for so long and nothing seemed to be effective. Thankfully, Dad’s DR insisted that he have a stress test and we found that he had a week heart. That lead to a triple bypass and then 8 months later (Dec ’08) they put in a pacemaker. Everything went downhill from there. He deteriorated so fast in those last few months it was horrible. I saw the signs tho! He was very irritable with my Mom or anyone that any type of “bad” meaning or criticism. He couldn’t sleep, barely ate, didn’t want to talk to anyone, except for my Mom and me, and very close family….and then he still barely talked. He would answer you, but not the storyteller my Dad used to be. He was healthy his entire life, until he retired and we found out about his heart last year. I just can’t get over that question…why? WHy? Why? He knew we all loved him so much and we all knew that he loved us…why did he do this? Intellectually I understand the grief process because of my profession, but to understand and to know what to do when it’s ur own family is 2 different things. So many suicides being committed these days…because of financial troubles…relationship troubles. My parents aren’t millionaires, but they were comfortable. They would have been married for 47 years on July 4. No problems in those two areas. I will always believe that there was some sickness or disease in him beyond the depression and he could feel it and was so sick of all the Dr’s doing test, after, test, after test and never finding anything that he just couldn’t take it anymore. That’s what my heart believes and I hope to one day be able to say that my head believes that also. Any comments or support would be appreciated in this tough tough time.
A: Hi there, first let me express my deepest condolences to you and your family. You took me back to my own personal crisis a few short years ago when my brother did the same thing, but I won’t go into that as this is your time. I do want to tell you first that it is not your job to fix people, you cannot do this. It is your job to guide people to help themselves as we all have our own answers within. I learned a very long time ago when I lost my son, that no matter how many times I asked why, I would never get an answer in this world. I had to let go of this and accept what is because this was the reality of it all. We always look to find an answer that will lessen our pain and unfortunately most times there is none. The memories you have of your dad are what you need to think about now. Suicide is never easy and the shock of this as a suicide and a sudden death makes it even more difficult. Like you, I do believe he was in much greater pain than he was willing to talk about and it all just became to much for him. He, like many people of his time were and are very proud men, so to discuss ones feelings was just not an option. Yes, he hurt you by doing this, but that was not his intent and this I am sure of. People that do this are not thinking in terms of how others will feel, only let the agony stop and they see nothing but tunnel vision when they commit this act. As you know time is the only healer and like all of us, you will have to go through the process of grief, but again I have to say that acceptance that it happened, and memories from your times together will help you get through this. My prayers are with you and yours. God Bless & be gentle with yourself
What do You think of my horse racing speech?
Q: Two years ago in May 2005, Barbaro, a 3 year old Thoroughbred racehorse won the Kentucky Derby. Two weeks later he shattered his leg in the Preakness race. The next day he underwent surgery for his injuries . In July 2005, he developed laminitis in his left rear leg , a very painful disease in the hoof caused by a failure of the hoof bone to connect to the hoof wall. He had an additional five surgeries, and his prognosis varied as he remained for an extraordinarily long period of time in the equine Intensive Care Unit at the University of Pennsylvania. While his right leg eventually healed, a final risky surgery on it proved futile because the colt soon developed further laminitis in both front legs. His veterinarians and owners then concluded that he could not be saved, and Barbaro was euthanized on January 29, 2007. Barbaro broke his right hind leg in more than 20 places: a broken cannon bone above the ankle, a broken sesamoid bone behind the ankle and a broken long pastern bone below the ankle. The fetlock joint was dislocated. If Barbaro had not ridden in that race, he might still be alive today.The Dangers and evils of horse racingI’m going to present to you the dangers and evils of professional horse racing. Every year hundreds of race horses are raced to death, and many more are injured. If they aren’t winning, then they are frequently neglected and abused. Something needs to be done to stop the abuse and help these horses.InjuriesThere are many dangers in horse racing. A horse can slip and fall, or step on its leg wrong and break it. Another famous racehorse, Ruffian, the unbeatable thoroughbred filly was running in a match race against the Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure. Half way through the race she stepped wrong and completely snapped her leg. She had a successful surgery, but when she woke up from it she accidentally broke her other leg. She was put down eight hours after the accident. In the 2005 racing year, 320 racehorse deaths were reported in California alone, a number believed to be an all-time high. It was a 32 percent increase from the previous year, with 154 of the deaths coming during races, up 34 percent from the previous year. And horse racing doesn’t just take a toll on the horses. Surprisingly, horse racing is the most dangerous sport for people. For every 100,000 fatalities nationwide, about 128 are caused by horse racing.Animal Aid, a British animal rights organization. Founded in 1977, Initiated a Race Horse Death Watch was launched during the 2007 Cheltenham Festival in England. Its purpose is to expose and record every on-course Thoroughbred fatality in Britain. Their research indicated that an average of 375 horses is raced to death every year. One-third of them die on racecourses, while the others are destroyed as a result of training injuries, or are killed because they are no longer commercially viable. From Winner to DinnerIn 2002 the Kentucky Derby 1986 Winner Ferdinand was slaughtered in a Japanese slaughter house. Though Americans were outraged, not much was done to stop slaughter until 2006 when an Anti Slaughter bill was put into the senate. The bill passed but it only protects horses going to slaughter in America. It does not protect horses being shipped out of the country and into Mexico and Canada. More than 90% of horses going to Slaughter are healthy horses, and nearly half of those horses are racehorses. In slaughter houses the horses are neglected, abused and poorly fed, if fed at all. They are given just enough nourishment to keep them alive until they can be slaughtered. OverworkingOverworking is another danger. Many good horses are ruined because they are raced too much when they are still too young. The official thoroughbred birthday is January 1st when they can officially start racing, so none of the horses are actually a year old. Some are younger than others, thus a 5 months old horse could be racing an 8 month old horse. Since the horses are raced when they are so young and still growing, it causes bone problems. They can develop Arthritis at early ages. The bones can chip and create bumps on their legs, and their joints are often ruined resulting in lifetime lameness. Being raced or trained every day is very hard on a horse, especially a young, growing horse. If trained at the right age (3 or 4) a Thoroughbred can be raced up to the age of 10. But in America, the average retiring age is 4 or 5. No place to call homeMany people think that racehorses ‘live the good life’. They get nice grain and fresh hay every day. They live in heated barns and have nice comfortable stalls with grooms that go in and clean up for them every 5 minutes. The problem is that they are not living as horses should, they live in a box stall, are expected to be explosively athletic at the drop of a hat, are given a bit of a cool out, and put back in their stalls. They are fed well, but are often handled by people who don’t care who they are as an animal but rather how they translate into a paycheck, or who don’t have the time to work with them individually because they have a whole barn of 20 horses to care for. A horse needs play time; time to just be a horse. It needs time in a pasture to run around and release pent up energy. These racehorses are so expensive that they can’t be let outside for fear of being hurt. They have no real place to call home. These Racehorses are still just horses. They still need interaction with other horses. The jockeys that ride them see them as a money maker, and they don’t actually ride the horse until the race. They have different riders all through training. Think about itHorse Racing is seen as a prestigious sport. Millions of spectators flock to the races, bet on a horse they think looks fast, and sit and cheer that horse on. Yet few ever consider the well being of the horse. They must run at top speed anywhere from a quarter mile to three miles. If they don’t win they are cooled off quickly and put back in their stall while their owners go on to race the next horse in the stock. If they do win they are taken right to the winners circle. An odd spooky blanket of flowers is thrown onto their back and lights start flashing from cameras and they are paraded off to their stall with a crowd of people following. Next time you go to a horse race or even see it on TV, think about the horses. I hope this speech has prompted you to look at it differently. Thank you.honestly, thank you very much, but I spent WEEKS researching that. I know what happens. What happened to Barbaro wasnt a freak accident. It happens to race horses every year. I myself ride at a top class jumper barn. The horses there are treated just as well as racehorses and they arent breaking legs every year. They get time to rest and they are put out to pasture when they are tired. So plz, dont tell me i dont know wat im talking about.
A: honestly while you do make some very valid points I think it’s crap & you need to do a little more research on racing and maybe even experience the whole management aspect of it personally. What happened to Barbaro was a FREAK ACCIDENT, Had he not raced in the Preakness he probably would have broken it in his paddock or in the belmont, there is no way we will ever know. Throughbreds are born to run, some have stronger bone structure than others it’s just the luck of the draw. I can tell you this much you are gonna hack off a lot of avid racing fans and people who work with the animals by posting this. Those racehorses get treated better than my own horses do and they are taken pretty damn good care of. Hell they are probably proivded for better than most children. I suggest you delve further into the sport instead of concentrating on the “evils” of horse racing. If you look at it logically, look at the accidents that happen in any horse related sport, they abound everywhere not just racing. So if you are gonna say racing is evil b/c of the accidents that happen in it, maybe you should just go ahead and say all us horse owners are cruel for putting an our horses through unnatural things. Go ahead and thumb me down i dont care but God you know nothings kill me when it comes to racing. You se eone thing and label the whole sport and everything surrounding it as evil. Sorry if i hurt you feelings or hacked you off but YOU askedalso honey Barbaro won in 2006 get your years straightif you ride at a “top class jumper barn” then you should know about the hazzards of jumping to horses, ever see a horse hit the ground wrong after landing a jump and completely shatter his leg, and I mean to the point where bone splinters out of leg? I have seen it in person and this horse was about a 65,000 horse that was very very well taken care of and had plenty of rest between shows…… you may know when it comes to jumpers but it is obvious you don’t know jack when it comes to race horses
need advice on my life, as it really sucks right now. Outside views please?
Q: My husband is a control freak. He hit me like 7 years ago but promised he would never do it again – which he hasn’t. For the most part we have a good life, he works steady, etc – but he does really enjoy telling people what to do (mainly me).His 17 year old son just had a son and he has now decided we are moving 1800 miles away to be near his family. This wouldn’t be a problem but we have 6 dogs, 3 of which we have bred in the past for extra income until we figured out the over-population problem, the last one we took in was a rescue and a former bait dog.I have recently become ill with MRSA – which is obvious due to patches across my face. I used to think I was okay looking but now I feel so down about myself even though it was not my fault that I have this (I am so paranoid people will look at it and say eew herpes, but it’s not!!!!) I had worked until it became active and now I am “off schedule” so I am relying on my husband for income. I am told this will become active at least 7-8 times a year.With this move he is saying that we can only take 2 of the dogs – meaning I will have to either find homes or have the other 4 put down. I am sick over this. He’s only doing it because he “has” to set a rule for me to make a decision, because otherwise I would be excited about moving to a warmer climate, the sun would be good for my skin (helps kill the infection) and the warmer climate would be good for my back which mainly becomes bothersome in winter months.I do not want to put these dogs down, I’ve had to do so in the past with an injury and I still haven’t gotten over it. I have told him we could easily keep them out doors in the warmer climate and rotate a couple in the house at time (all are house-trained and fur is short). Nope, his way or no way. These dogs are grown and members of the family, it is really hard to rehome older dogs. We have been together 10 years and as I say, things have gotten better but there is still obviously a problem. We broke up a few years ago for about 3 days when I had a really good job and during this time he slept with a co-worker – because he was “hurt”. I found out months later by accident when we were getting along well again and I got back at him for that (because I was “hurt” too).I have learned to never trust him again in that regard because of how I didn’t figure it out the first time. You know I actually fear that if I didn’t go with him, he would hook up with the same **** just to make a statement to me…..My pride tells me one thing – don’t take a chance of letting her “win” (or any of the others that there may be)…..My head says to try to keep the house going here and keep the animals (but I’m not sure how I can do that with an infectious disease taking over my body) and if somebody else gets him, good riddance, have fun making him happy!!!….but my financial situation tells me I have no choice, I have this “plague” and no income. I was already so depressed over this situation with the MRSA, and my husbands work cutting all insurance over a year ago so I am struggling to get meds and feeling gloomy from it all and now I have this new battle to try to tackle. I really kind of want to slit my wrists but I don’t have the courage to do so and I don’t have the right kind of pills here that would just let me go to sleep and not wake up. Otherwise I would really consider it right now. Normally he gets mad, and will back down on something if I make a valid point, this he will not, it’s an extra burden on me, my head is swimming right now. The dogs are pit bulls btw – sweet, smart and friendly with people and animals but you can understand the problem I may have trying to find them a new home. Oh AND 2 of hubby’s brothers do drugs – I think one is rarely employed and does “ice” when he has the chance (not sure if that is meth?) and I think the other one does crack but continues to work and makes decent money. That is another factor in this, I don’t mind my husband drinking but don’t want this other crap to become an issue either if he hangs out with his “bro’s” on the weekends.Also the house we live in now, we are buying land contract and will be “ours” in 2 years. I know the owner would continue the agreement in my name if I could manage the $500.00 payment. Hubby said his “non-user” brother that tends to avoid the other brothers though he lives close by had a house for rent but now he’s not sure how to get ahold of him so we don’t even necessarily have “that” house but he will find an apartment. I asked if he doesn’t even know where we are going to live how does he know that he can even have his two dogs? – but there’s no arguing with him and I am going nuts in a depressed funk. I am sorry to ramble but I just may be heading to a nervous breakdown over this and he says he’s moving in 2 weeks – he would like for me to come but I have to “follow his rules”.again – how do I leave with no income???? I have always been a hardworker prior to this but do you want me even handing you a hamburger with a noticable infectious disease across my face???
A: wow it really seams like you have a handful of problems not only with your husband and dogs but with you health. what i would consider in you situation right now is to try to come down try to see things in a positive way, #1 you have alot of dogs you should probly consider giving them away because like you say your really sick having alot of dogs could effect and that would just be a problem less, #2 with your husband try to sit down with him and talk to him a tell him how much this situation is a big problem to you and how that pressure of you thinking of what might happen is rally driving you nuts and for last but not least with you health problems i rally dont know what that mrsa stand for but have faith dont wary iam sure you will find a way to solve all this and well i really hope you the best of all good luck =) remember that your not the only one with problems and there is always a positive way to solve them
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