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Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« on: May 14, 2013, 02:03:35 AM »
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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 02:37:22 AM »

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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 10:05:31 AM »
She's nutty as a fruitcake. But in this instance, it's a personal decision, I don't have an opinion, (not that it matters).

I just wanted to call her a nut.  :seeya:

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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 01:55:30 PM »
She's nutty as a fruitcake. But in this instance, it's a personal decision, I don't have an opinion, (not that it matters).

I just wanted to call her a nut.  :seeya:

Not certain why you would call her a nut.  She is one of the few in Hollywood who actually walks the walk, she spends and has spent a LOT of time throughout the Middle East in the middle of war zones working with orphaned and displaced children.  I think we all have our idiosyncrasies;  in her case the death of her mother to breast cancer had a profound affect on her life.

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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 03:42:31 PM »
Angelina Jolie had her breasts removed?


OH NOES!!!!!!!!!          :thud:



....seriously, she's a very brave woman to do that as a preemptive strike. 

Now I REALLY 'love' her!    :patriot:
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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 03:48:11 PM »
Angelina Jolie had her breasts removed?


OH NOES!!!!!!!!!          :thud:



....seriously, she's a very brave woman to do that as a preemptive strike. 

Now I REALLY 'love' her!    :patriot:

There was a formerr beauty queen on with Megyn Kelly last hour who is getting ready to do the same thing, her mother died at 27 from breast cancer and her grandmother died at a young age from breast cancer, she is now 25.  Reminds me of my husbands mothers side of the family... His mother, her sisters, her mother, her grandmother and great grandmother ALL died from stomach cancer.

The reconstructive surgery Jolie had is interesting surgery, they remove the nipples and the breast tissue, put in tissue expanders and then when it is healed from the first surgery go in and put in implants and re-attach the nipples.  The tubes she discussed and the bruising are both horrible and painful (I have had breast surgery and the aforesaid tubes - which have to be changed out at least two to three times a day), but the healing leaves a pretty nice result when it is all over.
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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 03:52:42 PM »
There was a formerr beauty queen on with Megyn Kelly last hour who is getting ready to do the same thing, her mother died at 27 from breast cancer and her grandmother died at a young age from breast cancer, she is now 25.  Reminds me of my husbands mothers side of the family... His mother, her sisters, her mother, her grandmother and great grandmother ALL died from stomach cancer.

The reconstructive surgery Jolie had is interesting surgery, they remove the nipples and the breast tissue, put in tissue expanders and then when it is healed from the first surgery go in and put in implants and re-attach the nipples.  The tubes she discussed and the bruising are both horrible and painful (I have had breast surgery and the aforesaid tubes - which have to be changed out at least two to three times a day), but the healing leaves a pretty nice result when it is all over.

A former girlfriend who is from Trinidad/Tobago.....her 27 year old daughter recently had both breasts removed and just completed her reconstructive surgery.

I teased her that at least now she can order a couple of Double D's.

She laughed.   
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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2013, 03:54:24 PM »
Actually only a bad plastic surgeon would put in double D's - unless that person was quite large to begin with.   I saw a woman a year or so ago down at the lake who had one such doctor and she looked grotesque, a good doctor goes by a person's bone and breast structure.

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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2013, 03:57:38 PM »
Actually only a bad plastic surgeon would put in double D's - unless that person was quite large to begin with.   I saw a woman a year or so ago down at the lake who had one such doctor and she looked grotesque, a good doctor goes by a person's bone and breast structure.

It was meant....and taken as a joke, Rap.

I agree that fake breast are ugly...virtually all the time.  You'd think they could come up with something more authentic than what looks like two large grapefruits sewn under the skin.
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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2013, 04:00:35 PM »
Kudos to her.  Not only did she have the courage to do it, but she went public so that other people might examine their options as well.  Ironically, having the cancer gene means she is high risk for other types of cancer, so the surgery may have been in vain.  But she took a proactive measure to prolong her life and, by extension, the lives of many others.  Cheers to her for taking such a "selfish" measure.  Ayn Rand would have been proud of her.
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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2013, 04:00:49 PM »
It was meant....and taken as a joke, Rap.

I agree that fake breast are ugly...virtually all the time.  You'd think they could come up with something more authentic than what looks like two large grapefruits sewn under the skin.

There is a lot of reasons for that, DC.  One is like I mentioned a bad doctor putting in too large of an implant... also scar tissue.  Some women make more scar tissue than others and the scar tissue pushes in on the implants giving that grapefruit look.  The way they over come that is as the healing is taking place the breast and surrounding tissues is "massaged" many times during the day to keep the capsule open and unimpinged by scaring from the healing.. when that is done then the breasts heal with a much more natural look and the breasts have natural movement.

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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2013, 04:31:52 PM »
I wonder if Obamacare will cover this?

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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 05:07:44 PM »
Kudos to her.  Not only did she have the courage to do it, but she went public so that other people might examine their options as well.  Ironically, having the cancer gene means she is high risk for other types of cancer, so the surgery may have been in vain.  But she took a proactive measure to prolong her life and, by extension, the lives of many others.  Cheers to her for taking such a "selfish" measure.  Ayn Rand would have been proud of her.

Not only that, she kept up with her humanitarian work WHILE undergoing treatment:

How Angelina Jolie continued campaigning throughout her treatment


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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2013, 07:14:51 PM »
WoW! Just WoW! She had her breasts removed because she had risk factors? I'll side with 'Relic" and say she's nutty as a fruitcake. I wonder what she'll think when other lymph nodes start responding to those risk factors?
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.

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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2013, 07:38:02 PM »
WoW! Just WoW! She had her breasts removed because she had risk factors? I'll side with 'Relic" and say she's nutty as a fruitcake. I wonder what she'll think when other lymph nodes start responding to those risk factors?

Sometimes  - especially if you are a man - it is best to not say anything rather than say something totally ignorant.  This has - in fact - become a common surgery for women with a family history and predisposition to breast cancer.   and for the cancer to get into the lymph nodes the cancer has to be present in the first place.  This is not done for "cosmetic" reasons, and trust me it is very painful.

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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2013, 10:42:31 PM »
   and for the cancer to get into the lymph nodes the cancer has to be present in the first place.  This is not done for "cosmetic" reasons, and trust me it is very painful.

I am a man. I went through this last September. A large chunk was excised from my right side chest wall and left lung, and it was just hot lymph nodes, not cancer. Please do not tell me I don't know what I am talking about.
I wonder when the lies will stop and truth begin, even as grim as the truth may be. And then I remember that for 70 years, the reign of terror in Russia called itself "the people's government." We have so far to fall, yet we are falling fast and Hell yawns to receive us.

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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2013, 10:48:22 PM »
I am a man. I went through this last September. A large chunk was excised from my right side chest wall and left lung, and it was just hot lymph nodes, not cancer. Please do not tell me I don't know what I am talking about.

Still a fact that this is becoming a common surgery for women with a family history of breast cancer.. and if there is no breast tissue then she is not going to have breast cancer to spread to her lymph nodes and to do so does not make her or any other woman who goes through this "nuttier than a fruitcake." 
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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2013, 11:07:43 PM »
A former friend of mine was tested for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.  Her material grandmother, both aunts, and three great aunts all died of breast cancer and her mom caught it early enough to beat it after surgery and enough radiation to make Chernobyl glow in the dark.  Thankfully for her, she tested negative for either gene, but her younger sister carries both of them, just like her mother.  Her sister is going to do the same thing when she turns 30 because the odds are basically 100% she'll get it and it would be an aggressive form.  Had her month missed it for another month, it likely would have killed her too.

That said, I really could care less about Angelina Jolie.  Never thought she was a good actress or even remotely attractive.  It annoyed me that Fox News radio had this as their top story all morning.
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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2013, 11:16:30 PM »
By revealing she went through this and why she does a public service to women who are not aware of the test or the procedure.  She could have kept it quiet, afterall she did this in February and no one knew until she came forth. 

Also, she does a lot of good humanitarian work around the world and I think to her the acting is secondary to that and her family, acting just pays the bills.  She donates huge chunks of her earnings.

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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2013, 11:24:41 PM »


That said, I really could care less about Angelina Jolie.  Never thought she was a good actress or even remotely attractive.  It annoyed me that Fox News radio had this as their top story all morning.



Wait.....What??   "...not remotely attractive?"   Are you a space alien?




She's a fantastic actress, especially in the action heroine genre.
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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2013, 11:26:14 PM »
By revealing she went through this and why she does a public service to women who are not aware of the test or the procedure.  She could have kept it quiet, afterall she did this in February and no one knew until she came forth. 

Also, she does a lot of good humanitarian work around the world and I think to her the acting is secondary to that and her family, acting just pays the bills.  She donates huge chunks of her earnings.

And she has adopted/rescued two African children that had survived a genocide or famine.....or some disaster.  She walks the walk.

I love her.   :thud:
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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2013, 11:49:41 PM »
I like her. And I, too, think she is quite beautiful, she has near perfect features.  And she seems to really love her children,

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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2013, 11:54:55 PM »
She is one of the few celebs who puts her money and time where her mouth is, and that I respect.

But I still do not care for her acting nor do I find her attractive, especially all of the tats.
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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2013, 12:10:15 AM »

...... nor do I find her attractive, especially all of the tats.


My goodness!  Turn off the lights!   Close your eyes and hang on!   :silly:
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Re: Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2013, 12:21:27 AM »
You have your ideas of beauty, I have mine.
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