"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
That explains quite a bit about last season for Alissa, as even when she's had a bad night on the ice in the past, that smile was still there and her interviews were upbeat. That was missing last season and I had wondered why. This is the missing piece to all of that.
Cancer is a horrid disease that needs to be eradicated off this Earth. I'm so glad Amber's in remission and will pray that continues for her. Congratulations to her on her Marriage.
And I've said it before, but will say it again...Good Luck Alissa at Worlds!!!
although there will certainly be obstacles to making the team, especially if we continue to have only two spots.
Last edited by Iceman; 03-29-2011 at 09:01 PM.
Did some research on cancer in fraternal and identical twins:
Swerdlow and his colleagues also found that fraternal twins generally have higher breast and testicular cancer risks than identical twins. While about two-thirds of all twins are fraternal, the data reveal that among the men with testicular cancer whose twin status was known, 85 percent were fraternal. Of the twins with breast cancer, 77 percent were fraternal.The study "is a milestone," says Dimitrios Trichopoulos, an epidemiologist at Harvard University School of Public Health in Boston. "It's the best study on this subject that's ever been done."
Last edited by Iceman; 03-30-2011 at 12:45 AM.
From the NYT article: "Amber, who is not revealing her type of cancer, says she is in remission."
I can understand why some people would want to work through a crisis privately without telling anyone else until things were under control.
Hope Amber makes a full recovery and Alissa does well at Worlds.
Last edited by FigureSpins; 03-29-2011 at 10:09 PM.
Thanks for the article. I'm sorry that Amber had cancer but really glad she is in remission.
I'm so glad Alissa stuck around for another year and I really hope she can stick around for another olympics, if she wants to.
I can understand ACzisney's's fans wondering and being concerned (I certainly am too).
But I get uncomfortable when it begins to cross the line into openly trying to assess Alissa's risk, which none of us is remotely qualified to do.
The number of various studies and research out there is ovewhelming....we could put 50 links on this thread without breaking a sweat.
Here's one that says overall, basically no difference between twins vs. general population except in certain cases:
"CONCLUSIONS: These results are consistent with the body of evidence suggesting that twins have a reduced risk of cancer in childhood. Although there is no overall differential in adult cancer risk, these data support the hypothesis that the in utero environment may play an important role in specific cancers."
People are free to speculate, but I'd rather just simply wish her and Amber the best and pray that they remain healthy.
Does anyone know if things have been worked out re Jason's conflict with Worlds so that he will be able to be there with her?
I have heard Alissa's mom mentioned often, but not her dad. Is he deceased?
Last edited by Iceman; 03-30-2011 at 12:56 AM.
Her dad is on the right, I believe, in this photo. Still alive.
I'm sure FS would've heard very quickly if something had happened to him, as with any of top figure skater's parents.
What exactly is the Jason's conflict with Worlds???...missed that one.
I hope she continues next season. I have to admit I was one of those who had written her off and was pleasantly surprised by her progress.
That was A LOT to deal with on her plate.
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
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I could see that. URs were not a big deal back then, and with 4 spin requirements in the LP and stringent spiral requirements, it was easier for Czisny to score high.