Polyester turtleneck off-gassing: you can't tap that.
I hate chemotherapy, but I love to tap!
Best wishes, Bonnie. I last saw her many years ago at the 1993 exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and she was one of the many speakers there. She's a friend of the gay community and we should support her in her time of trial.
r16 = Aviva
Perhaps R should get a dose of pancreatic cancer so she can post a flippant, nonchalant comment about her diagnosis.
what a miserable bitch R7 is
oh and R can take R with her.
Sad news. :(
F&F lesbeau @ R18
Aren't there SOME pancreatic cancer long term survivors? I know they're rare, but there must be some.
Besides Patty Wettig on "Thirtysomething," I mean.
I had the privelege of working with her last year. and she is an incredibly gracious and charming woman. Hoping the best for her.
Well, 85-year old Charlotte Rae had pancreatic cancer a few years back, and she's completely recovered. She was fortunate in that the doctors caught it before it even showed any symptoms - and that's key. If they diagnose you after you're symptomatic, you're a goner.
All that "dammit" rage had to eat her up eventually.
She's dealing with it One day at a Time.
I can't imagine how bad her overacting will be now
DAMN IT Julie.
This won't end well.
[quote]This won't end well.
Yeah she may get better.
Poor woman. She'll be dead too soon. Pancreatic cancer is fucking ruthless.
[quote]Aren't there SOME pancreatic cancer long term survivors? I know they're rare, but there must be some.
What R24 said.
Pancreatic cancer has to be detected and treated extremely early. Otherwise, you wind up worm meat real fast.
[quote]Perhaps R should get a dose of pancreatic cancer so she can post a flippant, nonchalant comment about her diagnosis.
Douchebag. Those comments aren't flippant. Those comments are simple truths. Pancreatic cancer is a death sentence, and a quick, painful one at that. People who are newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer barely have enough time to get their affairs in order and spend some final quality time with their loved ones before they die. For you to wish pancreatic cancer on someone is disgusting.
This is it!
There are also different types of pancreatic cancer that have different survival rates.
Today is Bonnie's last appearance on Y&R
Might be her final acting appearance.
What is it that we're living for?
Hold me David, I'm scared!!
Marilyn Horne, the opera signer, as well as Ruthie Bader Ginsburg of the Supremes, both recovered from pancreatic cancer.
I've never liked Mackenzie Phillips, and I know she loves to fight, but that was an awful thing for Bonnie to call her.
Early detection is the key and I'm hoping to be one of the few who do survive pancreatic cancer. I was diagnosed 18 months ago...went through surgery and chemo. As of right now, all tests are negative...no evidence of disease. I count my blessings every day.
DON'T COME HOME.
What are the early warning signs r42?
Glad your doing well..hope the best for Ms. Franklin.
The best to you R
I'm R42...there were no warning signs. As my oncologist said, I was unluckily lucky. I went to my doctor because I was having the same problem with irritable bowel that I had been dealing with for ten years. He wanted an ultra sound just to rule out gall bladder problems. That was when the tumor was accidentally found and the problems and discomfort I was having were not in the least associated with the cancer. It was only by accident/chance/luck that the tumor was discovered.
Good work, R42. Hugs and love!
My Dad died of this. He had a diagnosis of diabetes and then months later they said he didn't have it. I didn't know then, but I know now that a suspicious diabetes diagnosis can be a sign. He also had a colonoscopy months prior that didn't pick it up. It probably wouldn't have been in time to save him, but it made me think that if he had had a virtual colonoscopy it would have picked it up.
We can all hope and pray that she will be able to beat this but, on the end, it's the Lord that will decide.
(((R42))) Hugs, pal.
Most people who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die, don't they? When you start showing the symptoms, it's too late. Most die with 6-12months after diagnosis. Patrick Swayze lived longer than most.
Wow r42. I'm so glad that it was caught.
This makes me sad.
R42, if you went through surgery and not just chemo, I believe that is a good sign! Keep us posted. I don't know if you're spiritually inclined, but I have a sister who belongs to a prayer group (no they're not bible beaters, just a gaggle of old women who seem to have "magical" charms). They will be happy to include you in their circle. I'll phone her tomorrow.
It was awful her former co-stars commented on this:
Mackenzie Phillips: "Bitch fired me when I was in the gutter trying to fight drugs. I had no insurance and couldn't get the help I so desperately needed. Bitch.
Mary Louise Wilson: Bitch fired me 'cause I was funnier than her.
Pat Harrington: She kept saying Pat was a girl's name.
Howard Hesseman: Was I on that show?
Glenn Scarpelli: She called me a stupid little queer. She was right.
Boyd Gaines: I've won every award a guy can win on Broadway.
Shelley Fabares: That bitch keeps asking me to get her a job.
Nanette Fabray: I'm still alive? Well what do you know.
Valerie Bertinelli: After she goes, can I have her portion?
Goddamn you, R13--I nearly spit out my coffee.
Is Bonnie Franklin a heavy smoker/drinker? It's not always the cause, but it is frequently linked to pancreatic cancer.
My best friend lingered for about 3 years after his diagnosis (at age 42) after two rounds of chemo/radiation, removal of his pancreas, and finally the removal of about 80% of his stomach. His quality of life was abysmal at the end. It was so unfair for him to have to go through that and absolute hell to watch.
Godspeed to Ms. Franklin.
RIP Bonnie Franklin
One Day At a Time Fan
Sad ending. but she had a good life. Her mother is alive at 101. I hope she has good people taking care of her.
Mary Louise Wilson was on ONE DAY AT A TIME? As who?
Do they also call that sweatbreads?
I wish they'd auction celebrity tumor sites for charity - Franklin's pancreas, Lee Remick's kidney, Ann Bancroft's uterus, Gilda Radner's ovary, Ingrid Bergman's tit, Anne Baxter's medulla oblongata. We hear so much about them - they should be displayed.