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hms1
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   Posted 12/31/2007 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
What are the statistics regarding average mortality for people with MS?

uppitycats
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   Posted 12/31/2007 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
The most recent I've seen is that the life expectancy is 95% that of people without a chronic illness.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


uppitycats
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   Posted 12/31/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Here's a source for the 95% life expectancy statistic I quoted:

 

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOM_LIB_sourcebook_prognosis


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Gretchen1
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   Posted 1/1/2008 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
 If I remember my statistics correctly and if I have read that link correctly, that means on AVERAGE people with MS live to 95% of typical.  To me that means that most people with MS live to a typical age.  A few people die from complications from MS and those few are averaged in statistically. 
 
Uppitycats, thanks for this link.
 
This should leave us with hope that we all have an excellent chance to lead a full life.
 
Happy New Year everyone.  2008 will be great!!! 
 
Love and prayers,


Gretchen
Diagnosed with MS July 2006
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I was strongest when I laughed at my weakness.
Elmer Diktonius
 
 
 

Post Edited (Gretchen1) : 1/1/2008 5:37:05 PM (GMT-7)


Kiera
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   Posted 1/1/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Great attitude!

2008 can be a year where things of 2007 have no more fear to them as they are now better understood. Each day we all have in life-irregardless of disease or total health is a gift. To live each day as it is not just your last but a special gift with many surprises therein is an exciting thing to me.

I've seen many miracles first hand and I hope to see many more!

Happy New Year

Kiera
Every day brings us closer to what we reach for .........in all things.
 
Kiera

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