Bonnie Franklin Fighting Pancreatic Cancer
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/01/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/24/2012|
Poor woman will be gone in six months, at the most.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/24/2012|
Good thing Bonnie did Y&R as she has now qualified for SAG medical benefits.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/24/2012|
You know for a cancer they keep reporting is rare there sure are a lot of cases of it. I personally know two people who died from it.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/24/2012|
Hold me, David. I'm scared.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/24/2012|
Too soon, R5. Yeah.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/24/2012|
She's not fighting it, she's losing, as does everyone with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/24/2012|
The only thing rare about pancreatic cancer is surviving from it
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/24/2012|
I hate chemotherapy, but I love to tap!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/24/2012|
sad even though I wasn't a fan of her show.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/24/2012|
Bonnie is 68. Ann was turning 36 when she had the talk to the mirror "midlife" crisis. Hope Bonnie makes it to 72.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/24/2012|
Up yours, R7!!!!!
Come on, Bonnie. Just use my example. Be misdiagnosed!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/24/2012|
Polyester turtleneck off-gassing: you can't tap that.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/24/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/24/2012|
I hate chemotherapy, but I love to tap!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/24/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/24/2012|
r16 = Aviva
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/24/2012|
oh and R can take R with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/24/2012|
Sad news. :(
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/24/2012|
F&F lesbeau @ R18
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/24/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/24/2012|
I had the privelege of working with her last year. and she is an incredibly gracious and charming woman. Hoping the best for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/25/2012|
All that "dammit" rage had to eat her up eventually.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/25/2012|
She's dealing with it One day at a Time.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/25/2012|
I can't imagine how bad her overacting will be now
DAMN IT Julie.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/25/2012|
This won't end well.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/25/2012|
[quote]This won't end well.
Yeah she may get better.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/25/2012|
Poor woman. She'll be dead too soon. Pancreatic cancer is fucking ruthless.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/25/2012|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/25/2012|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/25/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/25/2012|
This is it!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/25/2012|
There are also different types of pancreatic cancer that have different survival rates.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/25/2012|
Today is Bonnie's last appearance on Y&R
Might be her final acting appearance.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/25/2012|
What is it that we're living for?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/25/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/25/2012|
Hold me David, I'm scared!!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/25/2012|
Marilyn Horne, the opera signer, as well as Ruthie Bader Ginsburg of the Supremes, both recovered from pancreatic cancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/25/2012|
I've never liked Mackenzie Phillips, and I know she loves to fight, but that was an awful thing for Bonnie to call her.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/25/2012|
DON'T COME HOME.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/25/2012|
What are the early warning signs r42?
Glad your doing well..hope the best for Ms. Franklin.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/25/2012|
The best to you R
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/25/2012|
Good work, R42. Hugs and love!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/25/2012|
(((R42))) Hugs, pal.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/25/2012|
Wow r42. I'm so glad that it was caught.
This makes me sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/25/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/25/2012|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/11/2013|
Goddamn you, R13--I nearly spit out my coffee.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/11/2013|
Is Bonnie Franklin a heavy smoker/drinker? It's not always the cause, but it is frequently linked to pancreatic cancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/11/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/11/2013|
RIP Bonnie Franklin
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/01/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/01/2013|
Sad ending. but she had a good life. Her mother is alive at 101. I hope she has good people taking care of her.
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|by Anonymous||reply 61||03/01/2013|
Mary Louise Wilson was on ONE DAY AT A TIME? As who?
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|by Anonymous||reply 63||03/01/2013|
Do they also call that sweatbreads?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||03/01/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||03/01/2013|