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Carrie Fisher R.I.P.
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Post# 912803   12/27/2016 at 22:48 (541 days old) by Laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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Just read about her passing. Horrible when parents outlive their children.

Post# 912809 , Reply# 1   12/28/2016 at 01:28 (541 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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May the Force be with her. 


Man, stars seem to be dropping like flies lately huh?

Post# 912815 , Reply# 2   12/28/2016 at 04:11 (541 days old) by Laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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Yea. ABC did a special just tonight in memory of her and her career.

Post# 912824 , Reply# 3   12/28/2016 at 06:19 (541 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Yes, clebrities

are highly profiled in the news. George Michael passed away Christmas day, also heart failure.
Entertainment is a rough business. Lost of stress. So is nursing sick patients. Some are even celebrities who self medicate with controlled substances to cope with stress.
In the end not one of us will get out alive.

Post# 912974 , Reply# 4   12/29/2016 at 08:01 (540 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Now Debbie died.

Too much for her. Todd Fischer said there was nothing they could do and it wouldn't be long yesterday.

George Michael looked very swollen. He may have been suffering with ascites. When liver function, and or kidney, gall bladder, etc. start to fail, the abdomen retains fluid, then around the heart.

Post# 912976 , Reply# 5   12/29/2016 at 08:06 (540 days old) by joeypete (Concord, NH)        

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It's so incredibly sad. I'm heartbroken. It just makes me wonder about our healthcare system...I mean these people weren't poor...and there was nothing they could have done?? Yikes. Doesn't bode well for us common folk LOL

Post# 912993 , Reply# 6   12/29/2016 at 11:18 (540 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
I hear ya Joe!

I read several years ago about a 75 year old man who suffered a severe stroke in Ireland, and with cutting edge treatment, regained 75% of his motor skills and speech.
We should have the best healthcare system in the world, but we have to want it.
Nothing can ever be free, but it can be cost controlled.
If I live to see 80 with good quality of life, I'll be very happy indeed. Too many seem to be dieying in their 50's and 60's though. You do need to be your own advovate with doctors, and some celebrities may not even do that well.
A sressfull economy like last decade didn't help anyone either.
Eisenhower enstated the building of our Insterstate highway system, and it took gasoline tax hikes, etc. to get it done. Also constant maintainence.
I mean, if smaller nations like Denmark, and the Netherlands can do it?
Yet too many Americans say it's socialism, and that healthcare is not a right, but a privleage.
I guess it's just a privleage to be born, grow up, get an education, work, pay taxes, and then die also.
Sorry if I provoke all the Imperial queens on us now.
Since the 2008 crash, every conservative governor expanded Medicaid as well as democrats did. Bush signed E.R care for aliens at for profit or not hospitals back in 2005. So while our insurance has become way more expensive, because those of us insured are carrying the extra load, when we are no longer required to have it, or pay a tax penalty, we will see policy holders abandon the system again.
I guess if you can't afford your deductible it makes no difference, except that
Insurance providers will also make up the difference on those who will still be insured?
Most things have a double edged sword, or a catch 22.
The rich never have to be concerned. They can afford healthcare without insurance.

Post# 913229 , Reply# 7   12/30/2016 at 23:12 (538 days old) by ladyearth (Kentucky)        
I heard on a radio program today or last nite

that she drank 12 colas a day....... hum????? who knows when its our own time, I am sure she was a great person too
Now yall know Her MOm died what the next day???
Some relative makes his own vitamin C says its supp to clean out our veins> But unfortunately he still drinks evil diet colas , white bread etc...other junk prob never any fresh fruits and veggies much.
We are what we eat..... But of course stress and genetics play a part
My downfall is plain old sweets... Lately I have been limiting them....again....
Someone I know recently was helicoptered to larger town hospital from this small town hospital for heart cath... Hubby tells me she got the bill $50,000.....

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