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    who live longer ...quads or paras?

    who live longer...quads or paras?i am curious like always
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    Neither, It's all about how you care for yourself.

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    From the SCI Model Systems Centers:

    http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.a...1&return=19775

    Just remember that averages are just that...average. That means that roughly half the people in the database lived longer than the listed age, and half lived less. The better you take care of yourself, the longer you will live in general, just as with ABs. If you don't eat right, don't exercise, let your skin, kidneys, etc. go, don't get regular check-ups, don't control diabetes or hypertension, etc. you are unlikely to live as long.

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    I have seen these statistics before and they always creep me out a lot. Aren't I supposed to be dead by now? Well, I'm not going anytime soon. Screw the statistics!

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    Only if you haven't taken care of yourself. See my comments above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse
    From the SCI Model Systems Centers:

    http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.a...1&return=19775

    Just remember that averages are just that...average. That means that roughly half the people in the database lived longer than the listed age, and half lived less. The better you take care of yourself, the longer you will live in general, just as with ABs. If you don't eat right, don't exercise, let your skin, kidneys, etc. go, don't get regular check-ups, don't control diabetes or hypertension, etc. you are unlikely to live as long.

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    Thanks KLD. Interesting figures. 300K currently with SCI in the US, which means one in one thousand.

    According to the life expectancy, I have 20 years left to reach the average life expectancy for my particulars.

    Also interesting:
    ...since its inception in 1973 have now been followed for 34 years after injury. During that time, the causes of death that appear to have the greatest impact on reduced life expectancy for this population are pneumonia, pulmonary emboli and septicemia.
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    I've only got 6 years left if that chart KLD linked to is accurate.

    Who wants to be in my will?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Peter
    I've only got 6 years left if that chart KLD linked to is accurate.

    Who wants to be in my will?
    Whatcha got?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Peter
    I've only got 6 years left if that chart KLD linked to is accurate.

    Who wants to be in my will?
    Count me in. It's looking like I'm going to be one expensive old spinster.
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    How about leaving it to the neuro-researchers at Yale? If you out live the cure for SCI there are a lot of other horrid conditions out there.

    Or you could sponsor a scholarship for The Day to hire Adi to increase readership...
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