9/7/14

ON 9/4/14, ALEXANDRA MOLINSKY  (JOAN RIVERS) SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK.  I AM CONVINCED THAT THE RESULTS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME NO MATTER WHAT SHE WAS DOING AT THE TIME.  HER HEART JUST COULDN'T TAKE ANYMORE MEDICAL SURGERIES OR PROCEDURES. SHE MEANT WELL BY TRYING TO CORRECT THE RASPY VOCAL CORDS AND I UNDERSTAND WHY.

IN 2000,  I WAS ENROLLED IN A GUITAR CLASS WHERE THIS FELLOW AND I WERE PLAYING COUNTRY WESTERN SONGS AND SINGING THEM. I NOTICED THAT AS TIME WENT ON, I WAS STRAINING MY VOICE AND EVERY TIME I ENTERED THE CLASSROOM I FELT AN ALLERGY AFFECTING MY THROAT.  AFTER AWHILE, I LOST MY SINGING VOICE.  i WENT TO A VOICE SPECIALIST AND HE TRIED TO TALK ME INTO HAVING A PROCEDURE DONE IN HIS OFFICE WHERE HE WOULD PUT SOME TUBES DOWN MY NOSE UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA.  I WAS REALLY SCARED AND OPTED NOT TO.  THEN, I TALKED TO MY FRIEND JOYCE B. ABOUT IT AND SHE SAID SHE WOULD DRIVE ME TO THAT DOCTOR'S OFFICE.  I FINALLY DECIDED I DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE THE CHANCE.  A FEW MONTHS LATER, MY FRIEND JOYCE DIED AT THE HOSPITAL WHERE SHE WENT IN RE: SOME BLOOD CLOTS THEY FOUND IN HER LUNGS.  THE HOSPITAL GAVE HER A TRACHEA OPENING IN THE THROAT AND WHEN THE NURSE WAS CLEANING THE TUBE, IT FOLDED UNDERNEATH AND IT CHOKED JOYCE.

I OFTEN ASKED JOYCE WHAT KIND OF MEDICATIONS SHE TOOK AS SHE WAS ABOUT TWO YEARS YOUNGER THAN ME.  SHE SAID SHE DIDN'T, THAT SHE DIDN'T NEED BLOOD PRESSURE PILLS OR CHOLESTEROL MEDICATION.  JOYCE THOUGHT SHE WAS A SUPERWOMAN AND SHE WAS CONSTANTLY OVERWORKING HERSELF W/HER FAMILY AND A LOT OF VOLUNTEER WORK FOR HER CHURCH.  SHE WOULD SIT AT HER COMPUTER FOR MANY HOURS INTO THE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS (UNTIL 3:00 A.M.) I KNEW SOMETHING HAD TO GIVE.  SHE STARTED BY TRIPPING IN HER BACK YARD, FALLING DOWN THE STAIRS IN HER HOME, BREAKING AN ARM OR HAVING TROUBLE W/HER HIPS, ETC.  I QUESTIONED HER BUT I THOUGHT SHE WAS SMART ENOUGH TO TAKE PREVENTIVE MEASURES RE: HER HEALTH.  INSTEAD SHE WAS TOO BUSY TAKING HER GROWNUP OFFSPRING AND GRANDKIDS TO A FAMOUS RESTAURANT THAT SERVES A LOT OF CHOLESTEROL, SUCH AS SHELL FISH.

I MISS JOYCE AS WE USED TO GO SHOPPING TOGETHER SOMETIMES.  BUT, THEN, I ALSO MISS MY PARENTS AND SIBLINGS WHO ARE NO LONGER HERE.

MY HEART GOES OUT TO MELISSA,  i'M GLAD SHE HAS HER LITTLE SON TO KEEP HER COMPANY.  PERHAPS SOME DAY SHE WILL ALSO HAVE GRANDCHILDREN

JOAN RIVERS' BIRTH NAME OF ALEXANDRA MOLINSKY IS A BEAUTIFUL NAME.  I SUSPECT SHE WAS NAMED AFTER THE LAST CZARINA IN RUSSIA.

1/29/15 - DAUGHTER MELISSA NOW SUING PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR HER MOTHER'S DEATH.  IT APPEARS THAT WOULD-BE-SURGEONS ARE MORE INTERESTED IN MAKING "BIG MONEY" THAN BEING CAREFUL AND CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR PATIENTS.  PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN ABOUT USING THE PROPER ANETHESIA OUTSIDE A HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT.





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