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(People Magazine)   Two weeks after becoming a father, Jack Osbourne diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis   (people.com) divider line 100
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2012-06-18 01:03:50 AM
MS sucks, and not to diminish his illness, but he could go for years without having any noticable, diminished capacity. I used to work with a guy who had MS (also diagnosed pretty young) and with the exception of a few bad headaches a year, you'd never know.

Of course short of there being a cure in the next 10-20 years he will start to have problems by then.

But yah, MS sucks. I remember reading an essay from a guy who's wife has it and how frustrated he was that "we've cured MS in mice a dozen times over, but no cure for humans".
 
2012-06-18 01:08:22 AM
I had a friend who had it and wound up swallowing a gun when she couldn't take it anymore. Terrible disease.
 
2012-06-18 01:15:22 AM
Man, he's only 26, that is sad. Annette Funicello has had it for some time (Wikipedia said she announced it in 1992, and by then had kept it a secret for many years). That was 20 years ago and she was 50 then.

So, yeah, maybe he can manage it for quite a while. If nothing else, I just connected Jack Osbourne and Annette Funicello for the first time in my life.
 
2012-06-18 02:05:25 AM
who?
 
2012-06-18 06:54:09 AM
I guess some people just don't have the nerve for fatherhood.
 
2012-06-18 07:03:30 AM
One sclerosis is bad enough.
 
2012-06-18 07:16:21 AM
This is a lesson for us all: wipe down the toilet seat before you use it. They don't put the seat covers up so you can one around your neck like a goofy necklace- protect yourself and wrap it up.
 
2012-06-18 07:28:51 AM
He's rich so I'm sure he'll be fine
 
2012-06-18 07:31:41 AM
That's too bad. Life often happens even when you don't have a reality TV series.
 
2012-06-18 07:32:30 AM

foo monkey: One sclerosis is bad enough.


You are a terrible person.

/I lol'd
 
2012-06-18 07:41:27 AM

foo monkey: One sclerosis is bad enough.


How dare you make me snort coffee laughing about this disease! Enjoy your free month lmao
 
2012-06-18 07:44:10 AM
Tell him to chomp some bat heads & get back to us.

/worked for Dad.....
 
2012-06-18 08:01:37 AM
All that I can think of is Ozzy trying to pronounce the diagnosis.
 
2012-06-18 08:08:41 AM
i'll save my sympathy for someone who cannot afford the finest medical care and assistance money can buy.
 
2012-06-18 08:11:54 AM
I am Jack's complete lack of myelin.
 
2012-06-18 08:12:05 AM
www.mixedreviews.net

RIP NORMAN OSBOURNE

//am I doing it right?
 
2012-06-18 08:12:45 AM
My cousin has it - she's exactly four months younger than me. She was diagnosed about thirty years ago and unfortunately she didn't have much of a remission phrase. She's been in a wheelchair for well over twenty years and hasn't been able to feed herself for years. Horrible disease.
 
2012-06-18 08:21:29 AM
Happy Father's Day?

/too soon?
 
2012-06-18 08:21:30 AM
That's bad. And now I feel bad for him. That is all.
 
2012-06-18 08:29:12 AM
Michael J. Fox wants to know what's shakin'?

/yes, knows Fox has Parkinson's
//yes, going to hell in a hot rod
 
2012-06-18 08:33:36 AM
First, let me state for the record that MS is indeed a dreadful disease that I wouldn't wish on anyone. I wish Jack all the best in dealing with it.

That said, is anyone really surprised that Ozzy's offspring have problematic genetic mutations?
 
2012-06-18 08:34:05 AM
 
2012-06-18 08:36:33 AM

2xhelix: I had a friend who had it and wound up swallowing a gun when she couldn't take it anymore. Terrible disease.


My mom has had MS for about 15 years and I'm afraid she is getting to that point. She'll be fine one day and then she gets the slightest bit sick and she's down for two or three weeks at a time. I remember when she had her first major debacle which put her in bed for about 4 months. She always talks of how tired of it all she is. That's what worries me. That and the ready access to guns in her house.
 
2012-06-18 08:36:43 AM
My aunt has this it's a terrible disease. She was diagnosed with it when she was 26 (50 something now) ironically 2 months before she graduated law school.

She always needs a walker unless she's having a bad episode then she's in a wheelchair.
 
2012-06-18 08:42:06 AM

Sugarmoobs: 2xhelix: I had a friend who had it and wound up swallowing a gun when she couldn't take it anymore. Terrible disease.

My mom has had MS for about 15 years and I'm afraid she is getting to that point. She'll be fine one day and then she gets the slightest bit sick and she's down for two or three weeks at a time. I remember when she had her first major debacle which put her in bed for about 4 months. She always talks of how tired of it all she is. That's what worries me. That and the ready access to guns in her house.


Does she need the guns? I'd think about having a chat with her and saying..you understand how tired and painful it is, but ultimately you'd feel more relieved to know that you don't stand a chance of coming home to find her brains on the other side of the bed.

Everyone has a right to die, but having experienced my fathers suicide by hanging..I can't even imagine the amount of pain & trauma discovering your mum with a self inflicted gunshot wound would be like.
 
2012-06-18 08:45:05 AM
www.fayette.k12.il.us

RIP MS Paint
 
2012-06-18 08:45:50 AM

foo monkey: One sclerosis is bad enough.


Came here to say that!
 
2012-06-18 08:49:13 AM
who?
 
2012-06-18 08:54:40 AM
Fark MS. Seriously.
 
2012-06-18 08:54:40 AM

KrispyKritter: i'll save my sympathy for someone who cannot afford the finest medical care and assistance money can buy.


Yes. Rich people don't deserve sympathy when something bad happens to them.

Douchebag.
 
2012-06-18 08:57:00 AM

KrispyKritter: i'll save my sympathy for someone who cannot afford the finest medical care and assistance money can buy.


What's the matter with you? Really.
 
2012-06-18 08:57:16 AM

Coffee Snob: KrispyKritter: i'll save my sympathy for someone who cannot afford the finest medical care and assistance money can buy.

Yes. Rich people don't deserve sympathy when something bad happens to them.

Douchebag.


It is hard for me to believe that someone actually feels that way. Depressing.
 
2012-06-18 08:57:38 AM
Well, crap.

Now who is Ozzy going to call when he can't work his TV remote?
 
2012-06-18 08:59:27 AM

Spaced Lion: Well, crap.

Now who is Ozzy going to call when he can't work his TV remote?


Sharon?
 
2012-06-18 08:59:34 AM
Well, my wife has it, it's been a good 15 years since she's had it diagnosed.

So we live with it everyday. From the injections that make her sick as hell but helps prevents high points and lesions, with the latest pills being recalled (and the doctor calling us to say to stop taking it right away) after 15 deaths that appear to be associated with them.

From her partly losing her sight (it does return but it's diminishing year by year), to having to use a cane and a walker, to just falling asleep in the middle of drinking her coffee, to being unable to move very well due to the pain.

But she's the most incredible woman I've ever known despised her ailments and being a pain in my arse (in a good way), which is why I married her.

We hope for news everyday that progress has been done to control this as much as possible, and of course for a cure too, but we are being realistic.
 
2012-06-18 09:11:36 AM

imfallen_angel: Well, my wife has it, it's been a good 15 years since she's had it diagnosed.

So we live with it everyday. From the injections that make her sick as hell but helps prevents high points and lesions, with the latest pills being recalled (and the doctor calling us to say to stop taking it right away) after 15 deaths that appear to be associated with them.

From her partly losing her sight (it does return but it's diminishing year by year), to having to use a cane and a walker, to just falling asleep in the middle of drinking her coffee, to being unable to move very well due to the pain.

But she's the most incredible woman I've ever known despised her ailments and being a pain in my arse (in a good way), which is why I married her.

We hope for news everyday that progress has been done to control this as much as possible, and of course for a cure too, but we are being realistic.


This story makes me feel really sad. :(
 
2012-06-18 09:12:58 AM

imfallen_angel: Well, my wife has it, it's been a good 15 years since she's had it diagnosed.

So we live with it everyday. From the injections that make her sick as hell but helps prevents high points and lesions, with the latest pills being recalled (and the doctor calling us to say to stop taking it right away) after 15 deaths that appear to be associated with them.



What now? Gileyna? I know it's been hitting people with off-beat hearts a bit hard but it's not been recalled.

I've been on it a year, and during the day-long first dose monitoring session I didn't even flutter.

Was on Avonex, and I'll be damned if I'm going back.

Diagnosed for 9 years, and I've known I've had an issue for about 12. Walked it off the first 3 years. :/
 
2012-06-18 09:15:54 AM

Tat'dGreaser: He's rich so I'm sure he'll be fine


Yeah, Richard Pryor died by just barely losing a wrestling match to a tiger at 75.

Douchebag.
 
2012-06-18 09:20:03 AM

Mugato: Yeah, Richard Pryor died by just barely losing a wrestling match to a tiger at 75.

Douchebag.


Oh God, lighten up Francis
 
2012-06-18 09:22:10 AM
While I don't wish the disease on anyone, it's hard for me to feel sorry for Jack Osborne. Matbe it was the editing, but what i did see of him on the 8 episodes of the osbornes that I watched, made him out to be a petulant spoiled brat and I'm not going to jump on the love fest train because he got sick.
 
2012-06-18 09:23:56 AM

Mugato: Tat'dGreaser: He's rich so I'm sure he'll be fine

Yeah, Richard Pryor died by just barely losing a wrestling match to a tiger at 75.

Douchebag.


Totally random, but farking Montel Williams (has MS) pisses me off. He's on TV pushing those payday loans or whatever.

I kinda feel like he needs to be kicked out of the MS club.

In other news, not to quibble, but yea, he'll be much better off if he's rich. Look at Ann Romney. She gets to treat her MS with horseriding and woo-woo homeopathic crystals or whatever.

I'd certainly feel better with a few mil' in the bank.
 
2012-06-18 09:23:56 AM

mark.jms: What now? Gileyna? I know it's been hitting people with off-beat hearts a bit hard but it's not been recalled.

I've been on it a year, and during the day-long first dose monitoring session I didn't even flutter.


Yeah. FDA issued some new guidance on it. When they were looking at putting me on it, it was a six-hour ECG, and retina checks quarterly. But I guess some dude who'd previously had heart trouble died after he'd successfully completed his monitoring. :-/

That, combined with an insurance company rejection, changed my neuro's Rx. :-/

mark.jms: Was on Avonex, and I'll be damned if I'm going back.


I'm on Rebif, which is the same drug, just administered differently. I'm hating it.

mark.jms: Diagnosed for 9 years, and I've known I've had an issue for about 12. Walked it off the first 3 years. :/


I'd had various symptoms since I was a preteen. I can remember the foot numbness/burning going back to about age 12. As a teenager, it was always, "we think you've got mono." (Which shocked me, considering how little action I got back then....) Then when the blood tests came back, wasn't mono, and I was better. By the time they finally figured out what it was, I was in my 30s.
 
2012-06-18 09:25:20 AM

jaybeezey: While I don't wish the disease on anyone, it's hard for me to feel sorry for Jack Osborne. Matbe it was the editing, but what i did see of him on the 8 episodes of the osbornes that I watched, made him out to be a petulant spoiled brat and I'm not going to jump on the love fest train because he got sick.


Wasnt he 17 when that show was released? He seems to have grown up since then.
 
2012-06-18 09:33:27 AM

hurdboy: mark.jms: What now? Gileyna? I know it's been hitting people with off-beat hearts a bit hard but it's not been recalled.
I've been on it a year, and during the day-long first dose monitoring session I didn't even flutter.

That, combined with an insurance company rejection, changed my neuro's Rx. :-/


Ah, there's the crux of the matter. Which company?


I'm on Rebif, which is the same drug, just administered differently. I'm hating it.


Ug, yeah. "Here's the same shiat more often!"


I'd had various symptoms since I was a preteen. I can remember the foot numbness/burning going back to about age 12.


Interesting. My dad had a brief spurt of numbness over his entire body at 19 or 20, in the best shape of his life (putzing around Okinawa after getting shot in Vietnam) - I don't recall the exact Army diagnosis at the time, but now we're pretty sure it's MS, he's lost control of his left leg, etc, in the last 15 years or so. He's been completely untreated, however, so, I'm hoping that myself being on treatment will keep be at a baseline above his when I'm his age.
 
2012-06-18 09:41:08 AM

Ooba Tooba: All that I can think of is Ozzy trying to pronounce the diagnosis.


As some one who lost a parent to MS and had been living with a minor form of the disease for most of my adult life, let me say- That was freakin' hilarious.
Well played.
 
2012-06-18 09:43:46 AM

mark.jms: Ah, there's the crux of the matter. Which company?


I'd prefer not to say, actually. Remember that whole If-you-like-your-plan-you'll-be-able-to-keep-it thing with eh PP&ACA? Yeah, about that......grrrrrr....

//Single-payer insurance, pls.

mark.jms: Interesting. My dad had a brief spurt of numbness over his entire body at 19 or 20, in the best shape of his life (putzing around Okinawa after getting shot in Vietnam) - I don't recall the exact Army diagnosis at the time, but now we're pretty sure it's MS, he's lost control of his left leg, etc, in the last 15 years or so. He's been completely untreated, however, so, I'm hoping that myself being on treatment will keep be at a baseline above his when I'm his age.


Oh, the full-body numbness was a lot later. When I was finally diagnosed, I was working through unexplained vision problems. My apartment got screwed up during a storm. After the plaster/paint finally got fixed, I just didn't have the energy to move things back into the bedrooms. Then at about 4:45 one morning, I woke up with a bout of vertigo. (It's weird waking up because you're dizzy....) I was able to reposition, and fall back asleep. When I woke up for the day an hour later, I was numb from about mid-chest down. When I told my (then) fiancee about it, she made me go to the doctor, "to the emergency room...like right now!" I went to the urgent care clinic (doc-in-a-box), who ran all sorts of test (including UFIA *sigh*), then sent me to a neurologist. After a cruise in the MRI tube, yeah, you've got it. (though she was pretty sure before the MRI...)
 
2012-06-18 09:48:22 AM
...ooh the McRib is back!
 
2012-06-18 09:50:50 AM

mark.jms:
What now? Gileyna? I know it's been hitting people with off-beat hearts a bit hard but it's not been recalled.

I've been on it a year, and during the day-long first dose monitoring session I didn't even flutter.

Was on Avonex, and I'll be damned if I'm going back.

Diagnosed for 9 years, and I've known I've had an issue for about 12. Walked it off the first 3 years. :/


Yup, they recalled it, but I see that they've returned it but require intensive heart checks.

And it was 11 deaths associated with it. So I wouldn't say "a bit hard", especially when my wife does have multiple ailment and her heart is at risk.

As stated, MS has a fairly large spectrum from simple and minor ailments to death, as you sound to be in the lower end and if you were able to walk it off, you are one of the "lucky" ones and I'm happy for you that it's working for you.

And she is back on Avonex, which is a serious pain, but between the flu like reaction as opposed to the possibilities... it's not much of a choice.

hurdboy: But I guess some dude who'd previously had heart trouble died after he'd successfully completed his monitoring. :-/


As stated, it was 11 death, not just a freak accident.

My wife was also tried on Tisabri, and that didn't work out either... and now the reports for that are also really bad with multiple death and infections. But that one scared me from the very beginning.
 
2012-06-18 09:51:36 AM
I've been diagnosed with MS for 5 years now.

Honestly, Tysabri has been a godsend. Copaxone, Betaserone, Rebif...they did nothing. I've been on Tysabri for two years and it has done wonders. I have the usual fatigue (Adderall XR helps that) and I react poorly to the heat, but I have had no relapses since starting the Tysabri.
 
2012-06-18 09:52:57 AM

imfallen_angel: mark.jms:
What now? Gileyna? I know it's been hitting people with off-beat hearts a bit hard but it's not been recalled.

I've been on it a year, and during the day-long first dose monitoring session I didn't even flutter.

Was on Avonex, and I'll be damned if I'm going back.

Diagnosed for 9 years, and I've known I've had an issue for about 12. Walked it off the first 3 years. :/

Yup, they recalled it, but I see that they've returned it but require intensive heart checks.

And it was 11 deaths associated with it. So I wouldn't say "a bit hard", especially when my wife does have multiple ailment and her heart is at risk.

As stated, MS has a fairly large spectrum from simple and minor ailments to death, as you sound to be in the lower end and if you were able to walk it off, you are one of the "lucky" ones and I'm happy for you that it's working for you.

And she is back on Avonex, which is a serious pain, but between the flu like reaction as opposed to the possibilities... it's not much of a choice.

hurdboy: But I guess some dude who'd previously had heart trouble died after he'd successfully completed his monitoring. :-/

As stated, it was 11 death, not just a freak accident.

My wife was also tried on Tisabri, and that didn't work out either... and now the reports for that are also really bad with multiple death and infections. But that one scared me from the very beginning.


Is anyone still using Copaxone? (I was in the original clinical trials)
 
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