Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The article, DNA Detective Work Sheds Light on King Tut's Life, Lineage, Death - AOL News, hit me hard.because I have suffered from the same bone disease he had, avascular necrosis. My bones die unexpectedly, just as his did. Maybe I am related to King Tut.
I have lost most of my right ankle bone and have had my left femur replaced because of necrosis. I can tell you that the pain is intense and the crippling profound. Tut may have been lucky to die young because without modern medicine his bones would have continued to die leaving him more and more disabled.
Before my hip replacement my left leg had lost more than a half inch in length, My last request to my surgeon was "Make my legs the same length." He did.
My problem is not related to inbreeding. My mother and father were from different states and different ancestries. I know my genealogy on both sides and their were no family intermarriage. I have no ancestors to blame.