Comments on: ‘Ridiculously Photogenic Surgery Girl’ Goes Viral http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/28/ridiculously-photogenic-surgery-girl-goes-viral/ The latest Health news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:04:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: David Taylor http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/28/ridiculously-photogenic-surgery-girl-goes-viral/#comment-1659261 David Taylor Sat, 09 Jun 2012 15:17:56 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=105521#comment-1659261 I hope this young woman's family is close by for her. I have learned much from reading of her experience and from the comments of others who have this affliction. Thank you all for your comments. Sincerely David Taylor I hope this young woman’s family is close by for her. I have learned much from reading of her experience and from the comments of others who have this affliction. Thank you all for your comments.

Sincerely

David Taylor

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By: Annette Hall http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/28/ridiculously-photogenic-surgery-girl-goes-viral/#comment-1652161 Annette Hall Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:50:32 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=105521#comment-1652161 I have the alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, too, but only one of the two genes involved are defective in my case. Therefore, even though I have genetic emphysema as a result, it's unlikely I will experience the sort of problems she's had. I have never smoked and my lung function at this point is normal (I'm 63). I'm doing everything in my power to keep it that way. When both genes are defective, you usually end up like the woman in this article. About 1 out of 2500 people have this deficiency. Signs that you may have an alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency are a chronic cough and asthma-like symptoms. It wasn't until 4 years ago that I was properly diagnosed, all by a simple blood test. If both of my genes had been affected, I'm sure I would have been dead long ago because lung transplants weren't an option when I was her age. I have the alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, too, but only one of the two genes involved are defective in my case. Therefore, even though I have genetic emphysema as a result, it’s unlikely I will experience the sort of problems she’s had. I have never smoked and my lung function at this point is normal (I’m 63). I’m doing everything in my power to keep it that way. When both genes are defective, you usually end up like the woman in this article. About 1 out of 2500 people have this deficiency. Signs that you may have an alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency are a chronic cough and asthma-like symptoms. It wasn’t until 4 years ago that I was properly diagnosed, all by a simple blood test. If both of my genes had been affected, I’m sure I would have been dead long ago because lung transplants weren’t an option when I was her age.

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By: seriously http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/28/ridiculously-photogenic-surgery-girl-goes-viral/#comment-1651711 seriously Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:13:22 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=105521#comment-1651711 Boy if you have a pretty face they will put you on headline news even if the world was ending. What shallow news reporting ABC. Boy if you have a pretty face they will put you on headline news even if the world was ending. What shallow news reporting ABC.

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By: patty http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/28/ridiculously-photogenic-surgery-girl-goes-viral/#comment-1635301 patty Thu, 31 May 2012 20:22:44 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=105521#comment-1635301 I clicked on it because I too have Alpha 1 Antitrypsin-Deficiency and there are NOT a lot of good stories to read about people who have the illness. Stop your complaining and just skip it. It put a smile on my face. I clicked on it because I too have Alpha 1 Antitrypsin-Deficiency and there are NOT a lot of good stories to read about people who have the illness.

Stop your complaining and just skip it. It put a smile on my face.

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By: Strawntracy http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/28/ridiculously-photogenic-surgery-girl-goes-viral/#comment-1633201 Strawntracy Thu, 31 May 2012 13:53:49 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=105521#comment-1633201 Gee, I clicked on the story because I also have Alpha 1 Antitrypsin-Deficiency, a rare genetic enzyme disorder, and it's not often you read stories about people with it, so i appreciate having read a story to which I can relate. If you aren't interested in a headline, then freakin' SKIP IT. It could mean a heck of a lot to someone else's life. Gee, I clicked on the story because I also have Alpha 1 Antitrypsin-Deficiency, a rare genetic enzyme disorder, and it’s not often you read stories about people with it, so i appreciate having read a story to which I can relate.

If you aren’t interested in a headline, then freakin’ SKIP IT. It could mean a heck of a lot to someone else’s life.

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By: Sean http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/28/ridiculously-photogenic-surgery-girl-goes-viral/#comment-1617841 Sean Tue, 29 May 2012 05:37:23 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=105521#comment-1617841 Reddit would not give this girl the time of day if she wasn't super cute. Sames goes for the media. Reddit would not give this girl the time of day if she wasn’t super cute. Sames goes for the media.

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By: Gesus http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/28/ridiculously-photogenic-surgery-girl-goes-viral/#comment-1617271 Gesus Tue, 29 May 2012 03:33:33 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=105521#comment-1617271 Sherri, I can't speak for @CaitlynaJarvis, but I clicked on the link because I can't comment on what a waste of space this was without clicking on it. If I could've complained right on the front page I would've. Sherri, I can’t speak for @CaitlynaJarvis, but I clicked on the link because I can’t comment on what a waste of space this was without clicking on it. If I could’ve complained right on the front page I would’ve.

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By: Sherri http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/28/ridiculously-photogenic-surgery-girl-goes-viral/#comment-1616771 Sherri Tue, 29 May 2012 02:37:08 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=105521#comment-1616771 @CaitlynaJarvis.....If you come to this site to 'find the world news, important news,' then I cannot help but wonder WHY you would click on the link to this story. The headlines of it are crystal clear as to the general idea of the story itself. It certainly does not pertain to 'world/important news.' So, why DID you click the link? Just so you could offer up a complaint....? Hhhmmm?? :) @CaitlynaJarvis…..If you come to this site to ‘find the world news, important news,’ then I cannot help but wonder WHY you would click on the link to this story. The headlines of it are crystal clear as to the general idea of the story itself. It certainly does not pertain to ‘world/important news.’ So, why DID you click the link? Just so you could offer up a complaint….? Hhhmmm?? :)

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By: Steve M http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/28/ridiculously-photogenic-surgery-girl-goes-viral/#comment-1615991 Steve M Tue, 29 May 2012 01:26:36 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=105521#comment-1615991 I'm not sure why everyone is complaining. Since when is "important news" limited to war, politics, celebrity news and the such? Why can't a simple story like this be snagged as a worthwhile read? You people need to lighten up... I’m not sure why everyone is complaining. Since when is “important news” limited to war, politics, celebrity news and the such? Why can’t a simple story like this be snagged as a worthwhile read? You people need to lighten up…

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By: caitlynajarvis http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/28/ridiculously-photogenic-surgery-girl-goes-viral/#comment-1615541 caitlynajarvis Tue, 29 May 2012 00:43:54 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/?p=105521#comment-1615541 I agree with all of you, I come to this site to find the world news, important news. I can go plenty of other places to find 'feel good' stories. I agree with all of you, I come to this site to find the world news, important news. I can go plenty of other places to find ‘feel good’ stories.

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