No really, I'm totally Alive Because of Science. In fact, I ran a quick tally and came up with the following:
Aspirin overdose (age 2) required stomach pump and hospitalization
Punctured artery in Leg (on hitching post, age 3) required surgery
Shattered Right Arm (fourteen places, age 5) (dunno if ida died, but life now
would be unpleasent)
Broken Femur (age 7) see above
Spike through knee (motorcycle crash, age 9) In the tropics, internal infections can kill you. Easily.
Malaria, x 9 (fatal without treatment, age 9-14)
Ruptured Appendix (age 16)
So about 15 times just of the top of my head. And since then, so far so good, I don't think strep throat kills untreated, so I'm leaving it out.
Alive Because of Science!? I've been wondering just how many people are. Let us know, in brief terms or interesting stories! Extra points for:
I Almost Died Because of Science, but Then Science Saved Me!
I Didn't Know They Could Do That!
I Have Animal Parts in Me!
It Turns Out, You Don't Really Need That!
Also, in the interests of fairness, if you have Died Because of Science, you are still welcome (and encouraged!) to post your tale!