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Missing 5-year-old Florida girl likely was abducted, police say

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Anne

Cape Coral, FL

#100446 Sep 14, 2014
Gol-durn it!!! I tried to leave you a post Zazz, and it didn't go through. It wasn't too long either, no excuse for this. Now I'll have to get back to you later.... Have a good day!
Anne

Cape Coral, FL

#100450 Sep 15, 2014
zazz wrote:
<quoted text> Her personal physician accompanied her to the procedure. He is the one who did the biopsy. The doctor at the clinic who allowed him to perform this unauthorized procedure has been fired. I don't think Joan knew he was going to do that to her. Any fool, even without medical training. Turns out he has a past. He paralyzed another doctor doing an unauthorized procedure. There is going to be a lawsuit for sure.
No doubt, Jazzie. This story is getting stranger. There's a lot of he said she said and so on, different stories and sources. True, the Dr. Cohen, head of the endoscopy clinic has been terminated, but one story says he, as a friend of Joans, did the unauthorized biopsy on the spur of the moment, having observed a suspicious spot; another story says it was a female ENT, friend of Joans', who came into the clinic carrying a big bag and assistants thought she was a makeup artist there to do Joans' makeup before she left the clinic, but it turns out she was the unauthorized ENT person, not on the staff at the clinic, who performed the unauthorized biopsy (allowed by Cohen); another story says there never was a biopsy performed at all... All heresay?

There is an interesting article by Dr. Lillian Glass on her site, with links posted, where several knowledgeable physicians/surgeons, ER and surgical personnel & related technicians, have posted in detail what could have gone wrong, questioning the bad decisions that were made that led to Joans' death. One source (unnamed, of course) said the friend/female ENT took the snippet biopsy of the questionable spot, put it in a vial and stuck it into the bag she was carrying. Who can say at this point what is the truth? IMO, there will be multiple lawsuits, possibly even putting this clinic, Dr. Cohen and the ENT friend who did the procedure, or whatever she/he did, out of business, broke and owing a great deal of money to Joans' estate.
Anne

Cape Coral, FL

#100451 Sep 15, 2014
zazz wrote:
"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others." Robert A. Heinlein
Another good one. If you can believe it, I am so happy for those who win the lottery. I just love to see their excitement and hear what they are going to do with the money. One, I recall, was won by a priests' wife up in Ohio, who preached against playing the lottery. She snuck around and played it anyway, winning a $12M jackpot. Betcha he never preached against it again; or do you think he made her give it all to the little sisters of the poor? My guess would be NOT.

Then there was that one who won it twice, large amounts both time. Since the scripture quotes that "all good things come from above", then we have to believe this was a good thing. But pity the poor guy who got run over and murdered before he was ever able to claim his winnings; that one I'd say was NOT from God, at least not his unhappy ending. They never have caught the person who did this, nor have the winnings ever been claimed. Then there was that older gentlemen who was already well-heeled to begin with; won big and blew most of it on gambling and drunken sprees, winding up in debt and in trouble with the law. Then of course, we've got those who win and get their butt sued off by an unhappy ex or some disgruntled co-worker or other relative who claims part of the winnings. Not such happy endings for them either.

But I still believe that "all good things come from above", but also believe the devil gets his evil revenge into every good thing God does for us and ruins it as hard and as fast as he can, seeking to destroy; just like he is the one responsible for all these murders and every other evil thing on this earth. That's why I say we just have to be ready when God calls us home, in season and out of season, always cognizant, aware, keeping our thoughts clean and ready to face God on a moments notice or no notice at all. That's my take on it.
Anne

Cape Coral, FL

#100452 Sep 15, 2014
zazz wrote:
Did you know...... that today is Fortune Cookie Day? What a great cookie! A little slip of paper inside of it brings you good luck, a whimsical saying, or a philosophical thought. To celebrate this day, go grab a handful of fortune cookies. Or, get your fill online. Online cookies are no calorie, no carb!
Nope. Didn't know this. Did you know that there is a very popular Chinese restaurant (or there was,) out on Reading Rd in Cincinnati named "The Fortune Cookie?" The lottery has been won TWICE from numbers taken from the back of fortune cookies they give to their customers. Interesting, huh? Did you also know there is only one place where these cookies are made and only certain employees at this plant are allowed to write those little catchy sayings and give the numbers? As Ronald Reagan would say "I used to know about this" (but it escapes me now).
Anne

Cape Coral, FL

#100453 Sep 15, 2014
Oooops... I meant to say the lottery has been won twice from numbers taken from the back of those little strips of paper placed inside the fortune cookie. You probably knew what I meant. Guess I'm just not with it so much this morning... I even flubbed up Reagans famous saying, "I used to know that."
Anne

Cape Coral, FL

#100454 Sep 16, 2014
Here's an interesting one from The New York Daily News this morning:

Photos shown. Man has brain cancer removed from head of goldfish. Seriously. He had noticed a large lump protruding, the fish was lethargic, not playing in the usual fish games. Man says this is his pet, like family. Cost him $200 (my guess is it cost more than this); vet says the gold fish should make it another ten years. He's back in the goldfish pond, with his incision put back together with glue. Beautiful little goldfish pond, fountain and all. I want one just like it. HAGD!
Anne

Cape Coral, FL

#100456 Sep 18, 2014
Ha. So what if someone thinks my posts are spam, nuts, and ya da. I don't see you posting anything here, off topic, or otherwise. What a bitter person you are. Dead weight, sitting around critiquing and judging someone elses' posts but you can't find anything interesting to say at all? What exactly would it take to interest you? Cat got your tongue? Oh well. Takes all kinds.

Morning Zazzie, and all.....
Anne

Cape Coral, FL

#100457 Sep 18, 2014
Thanks for your kindly responses above! Love ya.... xx00xxx Anne
Anne

Cape Coral, FL

#100460 Sep 19, 2014
Mornin' all! Okay, so the mean-spirited judgeit posts are back again... That's okay, I saw all the nice ones that were posted earlier by those who care and by my anony friend who reads here but does not post. Thank you! At least I know my friends are still with me.

Just a little updating... Great news; I went to my ENT down in Venice Wednesday, he took a peek down into my throat and excitedly said it looks GREAT. This morning I have an appt with the little-boy laser surgeon up in Sarasota to look in with the camera to the computer, so we can both see the latest progress or present status. Alls I know for sure, is that the laser burn nearly killed me for several months afterwards. I just know that it burned so badly 24/7 that I thought this must be what hell-fire feels like, only it would be your whole body. Straight truth, not even a sip of water would ease the burn, in fact, seemed to make it worse. BUT according to the ENT Wednesday, he did not see any regrowth, if he did he certainly didn't say so. Today I will see the outcome for myself.

My son had to go into the ER Tuesday with bronchial pneumonia caused by an infectious virus, nearly going into an episode with his congestive heart failure, but is back home since yesterday, greatly improved! So MUCH we owe to our dear redeemer who is always standing nearby.

Jazz, I miss seeing your posts. Hope you are okay. Vic, I miss you too. Hope to see you both real soon and that all is okay, To my anony friend, busy day today, will email you soon. SOO glad to know that your daughter is okay. I know how frightening melanomia (sp?) can be. God bless you both and keep you in his care. xx00xx.. LOve, AB
zazz

United States

#100461 Sep 19, 2014
Melissa Rivers ‘Absolutely’ Will File Lawsuits Against Yorkville Endoscopy, Source Says – Joan Rivers ‘Didn’t Have To Die’

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 @ 14:46PM

Melissa Rivers is preparing to sue Yorkville Endoscopy, Dr. Lawrence Cohen and a female ear, nose and throat doctor, for the death of her mother, Joan Rivers, as staff members of the clinic told medical investigators about a bombshell event that took place during the procedure that wasn’t medically related, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

“It’s become very clear to Melissa and experts she has spoken to that her mother didn’t have to die,” a source told Radar.“This was a routine endoscopy that went wrong. Melissa has also been told that staff members at Yorkville Endcoscopy revealed a shocking detail to medical investigators looking into Joan’s death — something occurred during the procedure that wasn’t medically related.”

“It was something related to Joan’s personal ear, nose and throat doctor and it wasn’t about the unplanned biopsy she did,” the source added.“Melissa will await the outcome of the official medical investigation and then absolutely file the lawsuits.

“She won’t be doing it for the money,” the source said.“She wants to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else.”

New York’s State Health Department continues its investigation into the string of events that led to the Fashion Police star’s death a week after the initial procedure.

Last week, Dr. Cohen and Yorkville Endoscopy parted ways after the August 28 incident with Rivers.

Dr. Cohen, who also served as the clinic’s medical director, resigned after clinic officials asked him to leave, sources told ABC News.

The reason behind Cohen’s split with the facility, the network reported, was that he allowed another doctor who accompanied Rivers — an ear, nose and throat specialist NOT affiliated with, or authorized to work at the clinic — to participate in the procedure in which she went into cardiac arrest.

Rivers stopped breathing during the routine procedure on Aug. 28, 2014, and died at Mount Sinai hospital a week later.

Yorkville Endoscopy, Dr. Cohen and the female ENT doctor all refused to comment citing patient confidentiality laws.
zazz

United States

#100462 Sep 19, 2014
Did you know...

... that today is POW / MIA Recognition Day? POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of remembrance and hope for the speedy and safe return of American Prisoners of War, and those still Missing in Action. It also seeks the return of the remains of fallen soldiers. Please take a few moments today, to remember our missing soldiers, and those held as prisoners of war.
zazz

United States

#100463 Sep 19, 2014
"Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say,'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'"

Ann Landers

This thread is a very good place to post this quote.
Anne

Cape Coral, FL

#100465 Sep 20, 2014
Sad bad news. My dear son Brian passed away here at home sometime around 2:00 - 2:30 this morning. We believe a massive heart attack. Too late by the time we found him, he was already gone. For now, I am just trying to cope and help my sweet Caroline. Love to all, Anne... xx00x

Level 1

Since: Jan 13

Melrose Park, IL

#100466 Sep 20, 2014
Anne wrote:
Sad bad news. My dear son Brian passed away here at home sometime around 2:00 - 2:30 this morning. We believe a massive heart attack. Too late by the time we found him, he was already gone. For now, I am just trying to cope and help my sweet Caroline. Love to all, Anne... xx00x
So, so sorry Anne! A shocker for you, I am sure. Thanks for sharing with us and God Bless you and Caroline.
jrw

Cape Coral, FL

#100467 Sep 20, 2014
Anne, I'm so very sorry for your loss.
God Bless you & your family.

Level 1

Since: Jan 13

Melrose Park, IL

#100470 Sep 21, 2014
Anne;

When you later have time to answer; Your son lived rather close to you, correct? How old was he?
King George

Elmwood Park, IL

#100471 Sep 21, 2014
Anne, I'm so very sorry for your loss Praying for you and your family.
zazz

United States

#100472 Sep 21, 2014
Anne, just a short note to let you know I'm thinking about you. I know the pain you are in right now and I'm praying for God to guide you and give you the strength you need at this time. God bless you.
zazz

United States

#100473 Sep 21, 2014
Did you know...

... that today is World Gratitude Day? Seek to give gratitude and appreciation to people in your life who have done good deeds. It could be something as simple as a "thank you." Or, you could offer some type of certificate or plaque of appreciation from a group you belong to, for contributions from individuals inside or outside of your group. Either way, just thank someone!
zazz

United States

#100474 Sep 21, 2014

"It's not that everything will be easy or exactly as you had expected, but you must just choose to be grateful for all that you have, and happy that you got a chance to live this life, no matter how it turns out."

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