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Made it = put myself into pregnancy?

 
 
Reply Mon 19 Oct, 2009 10:34 pm

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On June 27, Ms. Opdyke, a 27-year-old waitress and former high-school swimmer who weighed 135 pounds before her pregnancy and had no health risks other than a smoking habit, came down with mild flu symptoms.

She finally came home from the hospital three weeks ago.

“At first, I didn’t think anything of it " just another flu bug,” Ms. Opdyke said recently. “But it really wrecked me. I probably shouldn’t have made it.”
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Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 19 Oct, 2009 11:06 pm
Made it - refers to... The girl probably had the H1N1 virus/flu. She was so sick, she didn't think she'd make it. In other words, she thought she might die, but didn't. She made it through the illness.
As an aside, pregnant women seem to be more at risk of dying than the general public, at least with this virus.
contrex
 
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Reply Tue 20 Oct, 2009 12:21 am
To clarify, to "make it" can mean, in idiomatic (mainly US) English, "survive an illness or medical treatment".
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Ceili
 
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Reply Tue 20 Oct, 2009 12:21 am
North American, or at least in Canada too.
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oolongteasup
 
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Reply Tue 20 Oct, 2009 12:29 am
@oristarA,
was it elective surgery?
aidan
 
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Reply Tue 20 Oct, 2009 01:54 am
@oristarA,
“But it really wrecked me. I probably shouldn’t have made it.”

If you see someone write or hear someone say, 'But it really wrecked me. I probably shouldn't have pulled through'- that means the same thing.

In other words, 'she pulled through' means she made it in the end - and probably against the odds- or at least with some difficulty.
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oristarA
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2009 06:24 am
It is very clear now.
Thank you all.
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oristarA
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2009 06:30 am
@oolongteasup,
Did you mean caesarian section? Yes, it is.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 21 Oct, 2009 06:34 am
@Ceili,
You hit it on the nose.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/20/health/20pregnant.html
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