Roger Ebert has passed away at 70

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He just announced a "Leave of Presence" yesterday, too. I'm legitimately shocked.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1...th-cancer.html
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I just saw that.

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He will be missed. RIP
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He had the same type of radiation that I had as a child. They removed my thyroid to prevent what happened to him. I got a brain tumor from the radiation, but I had surgery and did fine.

Forgive me for telling my story, but my heart ached when I first saw that he had thyroid cancer because it could have been me. I have enormous respect and admiration for how he handled it.

RIP Roger Ebert - you were incredibly brave.
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Just saw it too. He will be missed. Both Siskel and Ebert died from cancer. Eerie.

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He had the same type of radiation that I had as a child. They removed my thyroid to prevent what happened to him. I got a brain tumor from the radiation, but I had surgery and did fine.

Forgive me for telling my story, but my heart ached when I first saw that he had thyroid cancer because it could have been me. I have enormous respect and admiration for how he handled it.

RIP Roger Ebert - you were incredibly brave.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
I understand CP. He was tremendously brave.

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Sad. I used to love watching the old Siskel and Ebert show.
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I didn't realize he had been having these health problems. RIP. I loved his show as a kid.
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He had the same type of radiation that I had as a child. They removed my thyroid to prevent what happened to him. I got a brain tumor from the radiation, but I had surgery and did fine.

Forgive me for telling my story, but my heart ached when I first saw that he had thyroid cancer because it could have been me. I have enormous respect and admiration for how he handled it.

RIP Roger Ebert - you were incredibly brave.
Originally Posted by curlypearl

Why did he (and you) have radiation as a child?


Why did he (and you) have radiation as a child?
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
I believe Roger was given radiation in the 50s as treatment for an ear infection. So sad.
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Answering RCW - I had repeated ear infections as a child. Even though they cured them with antibiotics, they gave me radiation to prevent me from getting another ear infection. Insanity - but nobody knew that radiation was harmful.

I was also fluoroscoped every year - that's radiation to the whole body! to see that I was growing nicely and there was absolutely NO REASON whatsoever to do that. I was perfectly healthy. It was crazy. My dad was a dr. and my mom was a nurse - it was cutting edge medicine.

It's miraculous that I am in one piece after all that.
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Yikes. That is crazy. I'm glad you're here with us now.
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Honestly, RCW you just made me cry. Thank you doesn't even say it.
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Answering RCW - I had repeated ear infections as a child. Even though they cured them with antibiotics, they gave me radiation to prevent me from getting another ear infection. Insanity - but nobody knew that radiation was harmful.

I was also fluoroscoped every year - that's radiation to the whole body! to see that I was growing nicely and there was absolutely NO REASON whatsoever to do that. I was perfectly healthy. It was crazy. My dad was a dr. and my mom was a nurse - it was cutting edge medicine.

It's miraculous that I am in one piece after all that.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
CP, my mother had radiation as a child for repeated ear infections. She's told me stories about how they would stick these rods up her nose for the treatment. I didn't realize that's what caused your brain tumor.

I'm so glad that everything turned out ok for you.

RIP Mr. Ebert
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Honestly, RCW you just made me cry. Thank you doesn't even say it.
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Sorry...didn't mean to make you verklempt, but I am very fond of you. I don't say that lightly either...you know my reputation as a crankypants.
RIP Ebert.

CP - I am so glad you are here and okay!! Radiation for ear infections? OMG! and the whole body radiation? OMG twice!

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