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My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: June 30, 2010 11:19PM
My wife's on the front page of abcnews.com. And I took the photo!



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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: hal
Date: June 30, 2010 11:23PM
you're married to whoopie goldberg?
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: June 30, 2010 11:25PM
There are lots of pictures on the front page... You are married to Oprah?



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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: June 30, 2010 11:27PM




That's a lot of pesto.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/30/2010 11:42PM by Mike Johnson.
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Grace62
Date: June 30, 2010 11:32PM
Could you explain please?
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: June 30, 2010 11:35PM
You're married to Elena Kagan?

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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: June 30, 2010 11:40PM
I'm sorry, when you go to abcnews.com do you not see the picture I posted above? I suppose it could be picking front page stories based on geo-IP. I didn't consider that.



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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Grace62
Date: June 30, 2010 11:42PM
Is that really your wife?
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 30, 2010 11:43PM
I see it.

It's all your fault, you know. Or, at least your testicles fault. Unless.....
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: June 30, 2010 11:43PM
Link: [abcnews.go.com]



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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: June 30, 2010 11:44PM
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Grace62
Is that really your wife?

God, I hope so.



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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: graylocks
Date: June 30, 2010 11:44PM
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Mike Johnson

wow, Mike. what a horrendous ordeal to be going through at what is usually regarded as a time of joy. do you have other kids or is this her first pregnancy? (i skimmed the article so forgive me if it states that in there.)



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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Wags
Date: June 30, 2010 11:45PM
Wow, just read the story, sorry for your troubles. Hope things work out eventually.
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: laarree
Date: June 30, 2010 11:49PM
I saw that picture. If I read the article correctly, I'm sorry you two lost a baby because of this form of morning sickness. I'd never heard of it before. On the other hand, sometimes the best advocates for stimulating research into specific illnesses are people who've suffered though them--it looks like your wife was a perfect person to embrace that cause because of her specialty.




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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: dmann
Date: June 30, 2010 11:51PM
I just read the story. How horrible- I have never heard of that illness before. I am so sorry for what you have suffered and I hope the best for this pregnancy and your wife's health.

DM
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: haikuman
Date: June 30, 2010 11:51PM
I hope you and your wife move through this Mike to a better time, finding solace in the fact you have each other. Good luck and good health.
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: June 30, 2010 11:53PM
Wow, the jokes before he posted the pic were kinda expected... but after he clarified...

Mike, sorry to hear man. I'm curious what Penny Simkin knows about that situation.




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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: steve...
Date: June 30, 2010 11:57PM
My wife's on the front page of abcnews.com. And I took the photo!


That's GOOD news and BAD news!

I didn't see any photo credits. Did you get compensated for your photo?

I hope your wife is feeling better.










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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: July 01, 2010 12:03AM
For the record, she's fine now. Our son is 7 and doing well. No more kids, though.

She's still active in the hyperemesis community, working with the Help HER foundation. She's been to to DC to speak to a congressional committee to try and get some funds set aside for research. Just today she was also on the Bill Carroll radio show on KFI in Los Angeles. I guess Bill Carroll's wife suffered from it.

I'm not the only mrfer married to a hyperemesis survivor, by the way.



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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Grace62
Date: July 01, 2010 12:05AM
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M A V I C
Wow, the jokes before he posted the pic were kinda expected... but after he clarified...

Mike, sorry to hear man. I'm curious what Penny Simkin knows about that situation.


I wasn't making jokes. I couldn't tell if this thread was serious, or some attempt at a joke about a very serious situation. I lost a female relative to morning sickness, it's not anything to laugh about.
I'm sorry to hear about Mike's wife and I certainly hope she is better soon, and that the pregnancy goes OK.
Just a thought, if you're going to introduce something this serious, and personal, some footnotes would be helpful.
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Grace62
Date: July 01, 2010 12:07AM
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Mike Johnson
For the record, she's fine now. Our son is 7 and doing well. No more kids, though.

She's still active in the hyperemesis community, working with the Help HER foundation. She's been to to DC to speak to a congressional committee to try and get some funds set aside for research. Just today she was also on the Bill Carroll radio show on KFI in Los Angeles. I guess Bill Carroll's wife suffered from it.

I'm not the only mrfer married to a hyperemesis survivor, by the way.

That's great news. I wish you had introduced your thread with that.
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: July 01, 2010 12:08AM
Sorry, Grace.
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Rolando
Date: July 01, 2010 12:14AM
Mike, I'm glad to hear your wife is well. I wish you the best. I'd never heard of morning sickness that severe. Thanks for spreading the word.
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: July 01, 2010 12:23AM
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Mike Johnson
For the record, she's fine now. Our son is 7 and doing well. No more kids, though.

She's still active in the hyperemesis community, working with the Help HER foundation. She's been to to DC to speak to a congressional committee to try and get some funds set aside for research. Just today she was also on the Bill Carroll radio show on KFI in Los Angeles. I guess Bill Carroll's wife suffered from it.

I'm not the only mrfer married to a hyperemesis survivor, by the way.

Ah, very cool. I'm glad to hear you guys aren't currently dealing with it.




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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: kap
Date: July 01, 2010 12:48AM
I just told my wife about it. Now she is curious. Most likely will bring up the topic with her boss, a Ph. D. Pharm. tomorrow.
Sorry that your wife's has the condition. Hope she is feeling better soon.



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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 01, 2010 01:06AM
Yep, sorry, due to delayed posting, mine came after the clarification. Sorry to hear this...




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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 01, 2010 01:09AM
sorry if I sounded callous. I just saw the pick and the caption. Never read the article, so I had no idea you had lost a child. My GF has had 2 misscarriages when she was married, and her sister-in-law has had 6, but she just had a healthy baby boy on the 19th. 7th time's a charm!
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: D. Lawson
Date: July 01, 2010 06:41AM
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You're married to Elena Kagan?

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Well, it IS legal in Massachusetts...
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 01, 2010 08:14AM
Yikes ! Glad she's doing well, and your son is well.

When my lovely wife was pregnant with our now 12 year old son, she threw up every morning for the entire pregnancy. She only gained perhaps 5 lbs total, and that was by dint of forcing herself to eat 'for the baby'. The four earlier pregnancies (2 miscarriages, 2 children) had some minor morning sickness.

We never knew it was a named condition.

After two months of that she decided we were going to have permanent birth control so there would not be any more 'surprises'.
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Mike V
Date: July 01, 2010 08:36AM
Have these poor women tried Maxalon?

I suppose they have and it didn't work for them.



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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: jesse
Date: July 01, 2010 09:28AM
Wow, what a horrible thing to go through, especially when no one understood what the condition was.

Congratulations on your healthy boy though, and getting your picture on ABC News!
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: July 01, 2010 10:11AM
Yeah, that's pretty wild stuff! I had never heard of morning sickness being that serious either.

And I'll also chime in about your link. I got Joran van der Sloot, a missing woman, and Carrie Prejean pics. I was a bit puzzled at first.





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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: billb
Date: July 01, 2010 10:22AM
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Racer X
I see it.

It's all your fault, you know. Or, at least your testicles fault. Unless.....

I'd worry about them being retributionally squeezed for posting a hospital bed pic ....


Despite this particular hardship you are a lucky guy Mike.
Hope all turns out well for you and yours.
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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: kj4btkljv
Date: July 01, 2010 11:02AM
I'm sorry to hear that, Mike.

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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: wowzer
Date: July 01, 2010 04:07PM
Sorry to hear about your wife's hyperemesis.


This article is inflammatory and not well written...I have never known an OB or ED physician to call patients with hyperemesis 'pukers' or stated that it was psychological. Hyperemesis is not a rare diagnosis...only the very severe cases like these are rare. I think there's a dearth of drug research because doing therapy on pregnant women is fraught with liability and disasters...recall thalidomide.



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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 01, 2010 05:07PM
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billb
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Racer X
I see it.

It's all your fault, you know. Or, at least your testicles fault. Unless.....

I'd worry about them being retributionally squeezed for posting a hospital bed pic ....


Despite this particular hardship you are a lucky guy Mike.
Hope all turns out well for you and yours.

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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: July 02, 2010 12:10AM
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wowzer
This article is inflammatory and not well written...I have never known an OB or ED physician to call patients with hyperemesis 'pukers' or stated that it was psychological. Hyperemesis is not a rare diagnosis...only the very severe cases like these are rare. I think there's a dearth of drug research because doing therapy on pregnant women is fraught with liability and disasters...recall thalidomide.

Yes, it's poorly written. It conflates morning sickness and hyperemesis, which is no help. It calls it a "rare condition" and then quotes an expert as saying it's "not that uncommon."

My wife is an OB and she's never heard HG patients called "pukers," but she has heard plenty of doctors say it's all psychological. Shoot, she was fired by her medical group for having HG. It wasn't a big surprise. While she was sick, her boss -- the chairman of the OB department -- said to her, "I wish I had hyperemesis so I could lie in bed and read books all day."

Zofran, reglan, and the like can be very effective. Unfortunately, they're not always covered by insurance plans. For example, because Zofran is typically used right before and after a chemotherapy session, many insurance companies won't approve its continuous use. And there are insurance companies that have refused to cover treatments for hyperemesis after the first trimester because that's when the nausea is supposed to end.



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Re: My wife's on the front page...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 05, 2010 02:56AM
Tough go, Mike. You have my sympathies on the loss of your unborn child.

Couldn't your wife have a feeding tube inserted into her small intestine for better nutrition? Much better than TPN and so much safer.



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