OMG! Carrie Fisher

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  1. Deno

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    Last night on Craig Ferguson he had as a guest Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leha of star warz fame. Talk about a train wreck. She is presently telling people that she is receiving electro therapy and is crazy. Not to mention she looked like she is 3 times heavier then what I remember. Above all that she was in good spirits and seemed content with herself.
     
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    She's lead a hard life. Her memoirs really tell the tail. It's kinda sad what happened to her.
     
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    Geniuses are often mentally ill. It's Mother Nature's karma tornado.
     
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    Oh, this would be just too easy. :rolleyes:
     
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    Go on. Don't be shy!
     
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    I saw that. You're right she didnt look very good and was kind of manic and perhaps a bit too forthcoming.
     
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    Me? Shy? Mwahaha. :flowers1: :present:
     
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    It's funny. First, I do like her but some of her hard life is invented by a person who is really manic...herself Debbie Reynolds was interviewed by her own daughter and kept saying, "Carrie, why do you think it was all bad?" I think she had (really) a life of privlage...and maybe a little spoiled. She does have mental health issues but I never believe all she says...though entertaining.
     
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    Carrie has mental health problems which she's always been open about. She made a moving contribution to a documentary on bipolar disorder (manic-depression) made by Stephen Fry for the BBC a year or two ago.

    She's a good person, so far as I can tell.

    I read just this weekend she's recently had ECT (electro-convulsive therapy) which has had a bad effect on her memory.

    She had dysfunctional hollywood parents and was just 19 when she did Star Wars. She's much more than Princess Leia.
     
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    She is much more than Princess Leia however it is because of that one single role that she's in the hearts of so many people all over the world. She became iconic with that role, a character in a modern mythology that has outstripped any of the people who participated. Where do you go from there at 19? No other role would ever mean as much. She and her costars will be remembered for Star Wars long after all their other roles are forgotten. That must be one hell of a load to bear.

    I know quite a few people who have had ECT. It is NOT like the days of Sylvia Plath and not like it is shown in Requiem for a Dream. Today there is much lower voltage, general anesthesia given before treatment even starts, shorter bursts, and unipolar electrodes. ECT does do a number on your short term memory and confusion usually follows for a few hours following treatment.

    Maybe it's because I was a candidate for ECT that so many others who have had it have opened up to me about it. ECT is a last resort option and many people who elect to have it are simply yearning to be free of their illness so badly that they welcome ECT despite the stigma and reputation it has. We crazies only talk frankly to other crazies about our craziness. It's actually pretty funny. We review drugs, shrinks, and treatments amongst each other and then tell the doctors what we need to get the treatments and drugs we want. So when somebody says they want to get ECT, it's because you know they feel they're at the end of their rope.

    Everyone I know who has had ECT has found it helpful and many credit their lives saved because of it. Doctors do still not know why ECT seems to work though there are various theories. Treatment time is brief, no more than half an hour in and out, though the patient needs to be watched for hours afterward until they get reoriented. Sleep usually follows nearly immediately after and the patient feels physically exhausted. Some doctors prefer to keep the patient awake, others just let them sleep.

    What does happen, over several treatments, is that mood is improved. Sometimes results are nearly immediate, sometimes three or four treatments are necessary to see improvement. Improvement can be dramatic and frequently the patients really feel as if they've turned a major corner in their recovery. I think, were it not for the impassioned beliefs of so many people who have had ECT, that its reputation would have doomed it long ago. It is a drastic tool, but one that has meant fulfilling lives for many people tortured by major depression and related illnesses.
     
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    Carrie is great. Everytime I've seen her interviewed I was in stitches. SHe has a razor sharp wit. SHe's also the 'script doctor' on many, many Hollywood movies and generally uncredited but she does it. Dry, acerbic are two words that come to mind. Her autobiographical books and the movie based on her life w/Meryl Streep were great. She has a new book coming out soon.
     
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    Of course, Carrie wrote the book "Postcards from the Edge" which was somewhat inspired by her own life (she simply wrote a book about a peculiar mother-daughter relationship, like her own), later turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.

    I think Carrie could be a fun gal to hang out with...for an hour. :tongue:

    Straight boys: you will get to see panties if you watch it to the end.
     
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    I think it would be fun to have linch w/her. She's kinda getting that Margot Kidder look now.
     
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    Trentser, what happened to her? I had heard she had a hard life, just never knew the details.
     
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    She will always be Leia wearing the Jabba's Palace outfit to me.
     
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    I have several friends who have dealt with Bi Polar disorder for a long time. It is not easy, some of the medication alone can explain her weight gain. You have bouts with depression on top of bouts with extreme anxiety. Many people loose there loved ones because dealing with a maniac depressive is not an easy thing to do.
     
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    I adore her. Great writer and a nice woman.
     
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    You didn't tell me they were Shirley McLaine's panties.

    *goes blind*
     
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