Celebrity Illness

Page 2 of 13 Previous  1, 2, 3, ... 11, 12, 13  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Binky on Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:04 pm

Red Wolf wrote:Judi Dench is losing her sight. :( But she's still going strong, getting treatment, and is staying in the game.

Macular degeneration is something that happens to most people as they age. Given her comment about her mom, it might strike her family a little earlier than most. It can't be reversed, but the degeneration can be stopped with medication. It's the center of the eye, peripheral vision remains.
avatar
Binky

Posts : 1041
Join date : 2011-10-24

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  naughty zoot on Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:18 pm

Doesn't it depend on the type of macular degeneration? I'm pretty sure one is a natural consequence of the aging process and results in overall poorer vision while the other type can strike at any time in adulthood and results in blindness. I think Stephen King has the second type.
avatar
naughty zoot

Posts : 1102
Join date : 2011-10-21
Location : Western Mass

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  mokey75 on Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:42 am

Oh, that's rough. My husband suffers from it - he was diagnosed with a juvenile form of it (Stargardt's) in junior high, but he basically grew up with it and has learned work arounds. I can't imagine getting it at that age and having to up heave you're entire life.
avatar
mokey75

Posts : 1289
Join date : 2011-10-21

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  naughty zoot on Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:50 am

OMG, I just read about the treatment. It requires injections INTO the eye. I need to go lie down.
avatar
naughty zoot

Posts : 1102
Join date : 2011-10-21
Location : Western Mass

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Binky on Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:02 pm

Daniel Von Bargen, probably most known for Seinfeld and Super Troopers, attempts suicide by shooting himself in the head. He lived, but he's currently in critical condition. Poor guy.
avatar
Binky

Posts : 1041
Join date : 2011-10-24

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  laddical on Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:14 pm

Didn't recognize the name, but how could I not recognize the military school headmaster from Malcolm in the Middle? I hope he makes it and gets the help he needs.
avatar
laddical

Posts : 1607
Join date : 2011-10-22

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Bad Username on Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:50 am

How sad, I hope he recovers, physically and emotionally. He was hilarious in Super Troopers.

Bad Username

Posts : 391
Join date : 2011-10-22

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  biakbiak on Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:34 am

Alex O'loughlin goes to rehab "receive supervised treatment for pain medication." What an oddly worded press release.
avatar
biakbiak

Posts : 1454
Join date : 2011-10-24

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Binky on Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:36 am

biakbiak wrote:Alex O'loughlin goes to rehab "receive supervised treatment for pain medication." What an oddly worded press release.

It bends over backwards not to use "rehab" or 'addiction' or 'abuse,' but only manages to emphasize all of those concepts.
avatar
Binky

Posts : 1041
Join date : 2011-10-24

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  mrinsouciance on Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:51 am

Huh. I wouldn't have thought he'd have a problem like that - not that I know much about him. Maybe he's been doing to many of his own stunts on Five-O.

mrinsouciance

Posts : 726
Join date : 2011-10-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  mandalaya on Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:15 am

This and some of the other blurbs reporting about Alex O'Loughlin say he'll miss filming "at least one episode", which suggests that it may not be a full 28-day rehab, or that he's going to see how it goes and it may take less time than a typical stint. It sounds like he's made the decision himself, too, so maybe this is earlier in the addiction curve than a lot of people manage? He was just voted one of the world's fittest men, so presumably he's pretty aware of what's happening with his body. Anyway, I wish him luck. Guess he won't be doing as many of his own stunts from now on.
avatar
mandalaya

Posts : 184
Join date : 2011-11-12

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Raksha on Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:13 pm

I'm not even a fan, but poor Tila Tequila. She's recovering from a brain aneurysm after a pill overdose (which was possibly a suicide attempt). That's really sad. I hope she's alright.
avatar
Raksha

Posts : 963
Join date : 2011-10-22
Age : 36
Location : 137

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Eris Rising on Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:17 pm

Speaking of people we're not fans of but somehow feel bad for, Gallagher to be removed from medically induced coma following major heart attack.
avatar
Eris Rising

Posts : 1040
Join date : 2011-10-21

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Crowbridge on Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:30 pm

I think Gallagher is an asshole, but that's still pretty sad. My heart goes out to his daughter.

Crowbridge

Posts : 705
Join date : 2011-11-16
Location : California

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Eris Rising on Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:24 pm

avatar
Eris Rising

Posts : 1040
Join date : 2011-10-21

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Swarley on Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:30 pm

This is not a good thing. He's had stents and still another heart attack? Misses his meds and has another heart attack? I feel like very soon the next time someone posts about him it will be in the Celebrity Death thread.

Swarley

Posts : 406
Join date : 2011-10-27
Age : 116
Location : South Carolina, USA

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Eris Rising on Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:55 pm

Swarley wrote:This is not a good thing. He's had stents and still another heart attack? Misses his meds and has another heart attack? I feel like very soon the next time someone posts about him it will be in the Celebrity Death thread.

Yeah. I'll miss his bizarre, homophobic, racist, misogynistic, neo-fascistic, watermelon-smashing ass when that day comes.
avatar
Eris Rising

Posts : 1040
Join date : 2011-10-21

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Unlucky Bear on Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:38 am

His lousy act at my college netted me my one and only award for newspaper writing, so I can't hate on him too much.
avatar
Unlucky Bear
Official Succubus

Posts : 1036
Join date : 2011-10-21
Age : 33
Location : Suburban Chicago

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Swarley on Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:40 pm

Eris Rising wrote:Yeah. I'll miss his bizarre, homophobic, racist, misogynistic, neo-fascistic, watermelon-smashing ass when that day comes.

I have no idea who the man is. I was just talking about the medical issues.

Swarley

Posts : 406
Join date : 2011-10-27
Age : 116
Location : South Carolina, USA

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Eris Rising on Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:33 am

Swarley wrote:
Eris Rising wrote:Yeah. I'll miss his bizarre, homophobic, racist, misogynistic, neo-fascistic, watermelon-smashing ass when that day comes.

I have no idea who the man is. I was just talking about the medical issues.

Understood. Here's an example of some of his oddly charming early work.
avatar
Eris Rising

Posts : 1040
Join date : 2011-10-21

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  biakbiak on Mon May 14, 2012 6:12 pm

Sarah Hyland, Hayley on Modern Family, had a kidney transplant in April.
avatar
biakbiak

Posts : 1454
Join date : 2011-10-24

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  inversed on Tue May 15, 2012 9:39 am

Wow, she seems to have handled that very well. I can't believe she was still working when she was that sick!

inversed

Posts : 1300
Join date : 2011-10-27
Age : 35
Location : Newcastle, UK

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Binky on Tue May 15, 2012 5:52 pm

I'm surprised she didn't have physical changes (weight loss/gain, probably being the most obvious). I'm glad she's okay.
avatar
Binky

Posts : 1041
Join date : 2011-10-24

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Miss Moneypenny on Tue May 15, 2012 6:54 pm

I am seriously impressed not only that she kept working, but that she always seemed to have so much energy in interviews and awards show appearances. I, meanwhile, would have been milking my illness for all it was worth and insisting on taking every interview from bed.
avatar
Miss Moneypenny

Posts : 885
Join date : 2011-10-21
Location : fauxburbia, MA

http://daisyrazor.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  QueenSix on Tue May 15, 2012 7:24 pm

Often times with a chronic illness, you just keep going because you think 'well, it could be worse' and probably has been. Fatigue can be real bitch though. It's hard to keep going through that.

I'm glad she's going to get some respite from all that now and has a chance of leading a healthy life.

QueenSix

Posts : 1314
Join date : 2011-10-22
Location : City of the Tribes, West of Ireland

Back to top Go down

Re: Celebrity Illness

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 13 Previous  1, 2, 3, ... 11, 12, 13  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum