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1. Having life; alive.
2. Of, relating to, or containing living bacteria or active viruses, sometimes in an attenuated form.
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Patient discussion about live

Q. do we need the esophagus to live? If we were to take our esophagus away would we still live?

A. Principally, yes. Feeding can be done through a hole in the stomach (PEG). Life is possible this way, although one may argue about the quality of life in this situation.

Q. How long can an alcoholic expect to live? My nephew who was an alcoholic died in his early age of 35. My uncle who was also an alcoholic died in his age of 48. How long can an alcoholic expect to live?

A. I am sorry. My dad who is an alcoholic too always advice me from his experience that an alcoholic will die younger than they would if they were not using alcohol. There are two sides to this: physiological and psychological. The destructive effect that alcohol has on the human body when used to excess may shorten expected lifespan. This list is long, from brain damage to liver failure.
The psychological side is the likelihood that goofy behavior caused by the use of alcohol may kill them. The list here is endless. Driving while drunk, getting in violent confrontations, taking idiotic risks, using power tools while blitzed. One way or another, the odds are good that this person will die much earlier than if they were not drinking.

Q. how long do u live with lupus? why do we get lupus? why was i hit with it along with all my other medical problems? i dont understand why..

A. well i've had it now for 1 yr and i'm still going

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This has never been the case with Garcia Marquez, and Living to Tell the Tale helps to explain why, though patches of mystery remain.
Living to Tell the Tale is a radiant and beguiling memoir that gives us the formation of Garcia Marquez as a writer and as a man.
CIA agent Joan Allen wants Bourne brought in alive but boss Brian Cox has him in his sights, resulting in a chase across Europe that concludes with our hero causing bedlam on the streets of Moscow, and living to tell the tale.
While it could be rendered as it is here, Living to Tell the Tale, it can also be translated as "live life in order to tell about it." We have an infinitive verb: vivir, to live.
SR: Recent book: "Living to Tell the Tale," the autobiography of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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