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#311631 - 03/19/19 05:05 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
How is Karen these days? Is she still Relapsing-Remitting? Tecfidera and D3 is working really well for me. I seem to be in remission, with no new symptoms at all.


Mizz Karen ain't been RR for eighteen years...she was on the tail end of the RR when we first got together.
She was on all the miracle drugs at one point or another, or a bunch of them. But it turns out it was too late, the damage had been done and she was well on the way to Primary Progressive, which is where she is at now, albeit sort of "plateau" territory.

It's no longer her MS symptoms aside from spasms and paralysis, it's her bum kidney, her wrecked bladder, her brittle paralytic leg bones, roughly in that order.

We spend most of our time and energy dealing with her kidney issues more than anything else. It is a constant battle to keep her plumbing infection free and her kidney stone free.

The MS is an echo, she can't walk or stand and hasn't done so in years, that is about the extent of it. She is pretty much medication free except for her tiny dose of Zoloft, and an Amantidine pill every day to give her some pep and mental clarity.
Cannabis for the spasticity.

The big bummer is, her leg bones are prone to fractures and this time around she got something she had never gotten in the whole twenty years we have been together, a PRESSURE SORE right on her ischeal region (where the pelvis meets the seating area by the femur head) and she is at Stage 4 and awaiting surgery.
She's been trapped in bed for a month and is going stir crazy, and post surgery means another month in the VA hospital.

El Sucko Grande. cry
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#311634 - 03/19/19 03:30 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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"Nature Boy" Roger Kirby dies

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"Nature Boy" Kirby, one of pro wrestling's greatest heels from the 1960s to the early 1980s, known for his great physique, blond hair, and handlebar mustache or beard, died on Monday, March 18. He was 79 years old.

During his career, he took on every world champion from Pat O'Connor on up. He made his mark in territories like Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Minnesota, and Kansas City.

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#311696 - 03/24/19 07:05 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Larry Cohen, Writer-Director of 'It's Alive' and 'Hell Up in Harlem,' Dies at 77

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He thrived making low-budget horror and blaxploitation films after creating the 1960s TV series 'Branded' and 'The Invaders.'

Larry Cohen, the avant-garde writer and director who made his mark in the horror and blaxploitation genres with such innovative cult classics as It's Alive, God Told Me To, Black Caesar and Hell Up in Harlem, has died. He was 77.

Cohen died Saturday night in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones, his friend, actor and publicist Shade Rupe, told The Hollywood Reporter.

The older brother of late Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen — she got her start promoting his early films — Cohen began his career by writing for television in the late 1950s, and he created the Chuck Connors-starring Branded for NBC and the cult sci-fi drama The Invaders, starring Roy Thinnes, for ABC.

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#311737 - 03/27/19 04:18 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Ranking Roger (born Roger Charlery, 21 February 1963 – 26 March 2019) was a British musician. He was a vocalist in the 1980s two-tone band The Beat (known in North America as The English Beat) and later General Public. Later he headed up a reformed Beat lineup.

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#311763 - 03/29/19 04:36 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: pdx rick]
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Joe Bellino, Navy's first Heisman Trophy winner, dies at age 81

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Navy football lost one of its legends Thursday when Joe Bellino died in his home state of Massachusetts at the age of 81. Bellino, the 1960 Heisman Trophy winner as a standout halfback for the Midshipmen, had been in failing health for some time.

Bellino was nicknamed the “Winchester Rifle” – a reference to his hometown and high school as well as his explosive running style. He was described by one newspaper reporter as “the player who was never caught from behind.”

He starred at Navy from 1958-1960 under head coach Wayne Hardin, rushing for 1,664 yards on 330 carries and scoring 31 touchdowns during his three-year career. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound speedster was also a dangerous return man and amassed 577 yards on kickoffs and 256 yards on punts...

A unanimous All-America selection, he was awarded the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Trophy in 1960. It was an era when football players went both ways and Bellino was also an outstanding defensive back, recording an end zone interception to preserve Navy’s narrow victory over Army that year.

Bellino was the first of two Heisman Trophy winners at Navy, preceding quarterback Roger Staubach by three years...

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#311799 - 04/02/19 05:01 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Science Fiction Author Vonda N. McIntyre, Official Obituary

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Award-winning Seattle science fiction author Vonda N. McIntyre died April 1, 2019, of pancreatic cancer. She was 70.

McIntyre wrote novels, short stories and media tie-in books, edited a groundbreaking anthology of feminist SF, and founded the Clarion West Writing Workshop. She won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards for her 1979 novel Dreamsnake, and won the Nebula again for her 1996 novel The Moon and the Sun. Her short stories were also nominated for awards. In media fiction, she will probably be most remembered as the author who gave Ensign Sulu a first name (Hikaru) in her Star Trek novel The Entropy Effect: that name was later written into one of the Star Trek films. With Susan Janice Anderson, McIntyre edited one of the first feminist science fiction anthologies (Aurora: Beyond Equality, 1976). She was a participant in the Women in Science Fiction Symposium edited by Jeffrey D. Smith (Khatru #3/4, 1975 – reprinted with additional material as by Jeanne Gomoll, lulu.com, 2008) with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Ursula K. Le Guin, Samuel R. Delany, James Tiptree Jr. and others. Her Nebula-winning fantasy novel The Moon and the Sun has been made into an as-yet-unreleased film, The King’s Daughter, starring Pierce Brosnan. Much of the film was shot in Versailles, and McIntyre delighted in telling how kind Brosnan was to her when she visited the set.

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#311847 - 04/09/19 08:32 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Seymour Cassel, Familiar Face in Cassavetes Films, Dies at 84

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He earned an Oscar nomination for 'Faces,' was Moskowitz to Gena Rowlands' Minnie and appeared in three Wes Anderson movies.

Seymour Cassel, the Oscar-nominated John Cassavetes regular whose wily glint, weathered look and versatile talent made him an admired character actor, has died. He was 84.

Cassel died Sunday in Los Angeles of complications from Alzheimer's disease, his son, Matt, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Cassel also was a favorite of Wes Anderson, who cast the irascible actor in Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004).

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#311849 - 04/09/19 09:33 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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It's not unusual that some old movie star dies whom I've never heard of. What strikes me odd about this is that I've also never heard of any of the people or movies he was associated with. Maybe if I clicked on a link and looked at a picture....

alzheimers huh? That's a shame.
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#311850 - 04/09/19 10:09 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Seymour Cassel, Familiar Face in Cassavetes Films, Dies at 84

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He earned an Oscar nomination for 'Faces,' was Moskowitz to Gena Rowlands' Minnie and appeared in three Wes Anderson movies.

Seymour Cassel, the Oscar-nominated John Cassavetes regular whose wily glint, weathered look and versatile talent made him an admired character actor, has died. He was 84.

Cassel died Sunday in Los Angeles of complications from Alzheimer's disease, his son, Matt, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Cassel also was a favorite of Wes Anderson, who cast the irascible actor in Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004).

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Seymour Cassel used to be friends with my first wife Linda, back when she was still married to Barry Beckerman.
I still have a few postcards mailed from Seymour to "Linda Beckerman" at her old address in the Hollywood Hills.
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#311855 - 04/10/19 03:47 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Charles Van Doren, a Quiz Show Whiz Who Wasn’t, Dies at 93

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Charles Van Doren, a Columbia University English instructor and a member of a distinguished literary family who confessed to Congress and a disillusioned nation in 1959 that his performances on a television quiz show had been rigged, died on Tuesday in Canaan, Conn. He was 93.

He died at Geer Village, a retirement community, near his home in Cornwall, Conn., where he had lived for several years, his son, John, said.

In the heyday of quiz shows in the 1950s, when scholarly housewives and walking encyclopedia nerds battled on “The $64,000 Question” and “Tic-Tac-Dough,” Mr. Van Doren was a rare specimen: a handsome, personable young intellectual with solid academic credentials, a faculty post at a prestigious university and an impressive family pedigree.

His father was Mark Van Doren, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, literary critic and professor of English at Columbia. His mother, Dorothy Van Doren, was a novelist and editor. And his uncle, Carl Van Doren, had been a professor of literature, a historian and a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. Charles himself had bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a $4,400-a-year position at Columbia and an honest look about him.

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