Today on the Today Show they announced that Jack Osbourne, the 26 year old son of Ozzy and Sharon, has been diagnosed with MS. They had a pop culture writer on and Dr. Nancy Snyderman. (For those of you out there that don't know, I have lived with MS for 25 years or more). The writer was discussing how Jack had tingling in his extremities for awhile and the kicker was that he woke up with 60% less vision in one eye. I was very surprised that Dr. Snyderman didn't name that. It's optic neuritis, it is a very common sign of MS. I had it. It's what nailed down the unofficial diagnosis. What neither women made clear is that his sight will return in time. Very surprising to me how murky the reporting was. I hope that they find the right medicine for Jack and that he reaches out to Richard Cohen (Meredith Vieira's husband) who was diagnosed at 25 and now is 64.
Sidebars: Is there hope that movie going audiences are getting some discerning tastes? That movie studios can't just throw any s**t at us and make zillions? Rock of Ages and That's My Boy bombed at the box office. The headline in the Times was Cruise and Sandler flopped. That is an eye catching headline. The Heat beat the Thunder in Game 3 (I mis-wrote in Saturday's rant and Game 3 was Sunday night not Saturday). I still think the Thunder can win the whole thing. The NY Yankees are on a winning streak. The US Open golf was interminable and should never be played on the west coast again. It didn't end until way after 10pm Saturday and Sunday nights. Oy! Tonight is The Bachelorette. Also, Bunheads on ABC Family airs episode 2. I hope it can keep going. Happy Monday everyone!
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