Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2013|
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Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine”
by Sam Juliano
I want to thank everyone who sent me e mails or left phone messages in regards to Lucille’s condition. She is feeling better and is home resting, though she was adamant she wanted to see the new Woody Allen movie over the weekend. As I reported in a previous post we all had a traumatic week. Lucille was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), though she has the less aggressive remissive strain. The vast majority of people live full lives and normal life expectancy with this condition, and the treatments have been known to keep symptoms and progression at bay. Two people in our school system have lived with this for over 40 years and are doing fine. New medicines for MS have done wonders for so many people, and Lucille will begin with these meds when we return. Our lives will change to be sure, and at this point I will know what my own priorities will be. Lucille’s doctor said the upcoming U.K. trip is a blessing after the hectic week, and he advised against cancellation. So all seven of us will be flying out on August 7th, and returning on August 21st.
I just received a beautiful e mail from my good friend Patricia in Washington State, who related in her correspondence that a close movie going friend, who is now a grandmother at age 66 first had her MS diagnosed during her first pregnancy. (more…)
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Posted in Uncategorized on July 26, 2013|
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The ‘Anthology Heaven’ series is taking a rest for four weeks, but will continue on Saturday, August 24th, three days after we return from our two week trip to London and Kendal.
James Uhler has volunteered to offer up a piece on the famed television comedy show Seinfeld for today, and may opt to examine a few other episodes of that show over the coming three weeks. If not, the Saturday space will remain empty for that short interval.
I want to thank the many people from the bottom of my heart who have e mailed me on Lucille’s improved condition. Yes, she was diagnosed with a strain of multiple sclerosis (MS), but she has the less severe kind, which is known as remissive. The vast majority of people who are diagnosed with this live long and full lives, some into their 80’s and 90’s. Life expectancy for people with MS is the same as people who don’t or have not had it. We were all overjoyed to bring Lucille home this afternoon, and were thrilled that her neurologist told her that the U.K. trip was a blessing, and it came just as the right time for her to unwind after the stress and trauma of this past week. A few others in our school system have worked with M.S. for well over 40 years running, and everything is under control with the medication.
I needed to take a two week break from the series for obvious reasons, but I decided to make it four taking in the 14 day London trip. I plan on doing 8 more Thriller episodes to join the 6 I have already done, and then will move on to The Twilight Zone. I wish Mr. Uhler luck on his promising Seinfeld appreciation.
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