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Thread: Annette Funicello has died at age 70.

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    I have one of her songs called "Pineapple Princess". I had no idea she had MS. RIP Annette.
    Mild Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy and bad proprioception.
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    M-I-C. see you soon...
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    I'm glad she had love and support.

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    Here an interview with Annette to listen to from NPR . . . a tribute.
    http://www.npr.org/2013/04/09/176669...as-mouseketeer

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    When I was young (5 years younger than she was) I wanted to be just like her and in a way I guess I did become like her.


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    Ther was a country singer on Fox the other morning who just got dx'd with MS doctor told him he would be in a wheelchair in 4 years and dead in 8


    We'll I've had it for about 30 years, I'm still not in a wheeelchair at least nor when I have my walls to walk and I'm sure not dead yet and have 6 )or more now) disesesand am still going strong


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    No doctor should ever tell someone that they'll be in a wheelchair or be dead within a certain amount of time, diagnosed or undiagnosed with MS or any disease for that matter. What will be, will be.

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    What i can't figure out, in reference to Annette Funicello, is that she lost her ability to speak (I think it was in 2009). I am on a similar course. I was dx'd at 47 in 2001 with a gait disturbance, now 11 years later, I lost my ability to walk, along with various other problems (i can still transfer somewhat). Except in Annette's case, I've never heard or read about the loss of speach in MS. Anyone have any knowledge on this?

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    Hi Kittianne54,
    I'm sorry your MS has been progressing but hope you won't give up and just decide that you've lost walking forever. I've heard of many cases of people who lost functioning--walking, vision, etc.--for quite a while, and then some or most of it came back.

    Unfortunately MS can take away speech too. I've known a couple of people with MS. One had no voice at all in the 17 years I knew him. Eventually he was able to get an electronic device that enabled him to type out messages on a keyboard, and a voice simulator spoke them for him. The messages also came up on a display screen.

    This wasn't an easy thing for him because his hand spasticity limited him but it was better than nothing.
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
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    When I was in rehab after second hospital stay they had a speech therapist come in who said she did not think the pneumonia was caused from food being inhaled into lungs and tat my MS is destroying my esph (whatever it is) so I had to have speec theraphy the weeks I was there everyday whic was boring but I have noticed something has happened to my voice, not kije it used to be.

    And I don't care that they pulled the plug as long as they kept feeding her and giving her wate. I mean just having MS is torture enought but to have to die like Terry Schaivo did would have been awful.

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