Skip to comments.Joni Mitchell - Famous Singer Being Treated for Morgellons
Posted on 02/23/2009 6:49:57 AM PST by Scythian
The Fiddle and the Drum" remains the primary focus for Mitchell, who's also in the midst of treatments for Morgellons syndrome, an infectious and potentially debilitating skin condition that's put other endeavors on hold for now.
One of my favorite artists.
(Yes, even if she is a commie pinko hippy canook!)
I will have had Morgellons for 3 years this May, it’s all I can do to hold my job down to support my wife and children, it is sheer hell, there are things worse than death, for some reason, and you’d have to have this, there is a since of horror that comes with this, it’s far more than just being sick, being sick I can handle, but what Morgellons does is “unreal”.
She WOULD get morgellons!
Woke up it was a chelsea morning and the first thing that I knew, ‘rats controlled the wheels of power and Obama really blew!
Prayers for her (and you).
“They paved her epiderm, and put up a liver spot...”
Morgellons (also called Morgellons disease or Morgellons syndrome) is a name given to a proposed infectious condition characterized by a range of cutaneous (skin) symptoms including crawling, biting, and stinging sensations; finding fibers on or under the skin; and persistent skin lesions (e.g., rashes or sores). Current scientific consensus holds that Morgellons is not a new disorder and is instead a new and misleading name for known illnesses. Most doctors, including dermatologists and psychiatrists, regard Morgellons as a manifestation of known medical conditions, including delusional parasitosis, although some health professionals say that an infectious cause could one day be found. Illnesses such as delusional parasitosis can be serious and debilitating, but tested and effective treatments exist.
Yes...she more or less defined the term “singer/songwriter”. I will keep her in my prayers.
There are some people who, for whatever reason, I can look past their political beliefs and appreciate their talents, too. But then there are some who are so obnoxious about it that they make it impossible to look past.
She is one of just a few true artists of our time. It’s bigger than politics and bigger than SHE is, really.
The muse has been pushing her since she was about 6!
Imagine having all that music in you and it’s only a SIDELINE to pay the bills!
I wish her well.
Loved her music in the past. Haven’t heard any recently. Although I’m sure I do not agree with her politics she has always been one of my favorites from the 70’s.
Whatever, I have it too, it’s far more widespread than you know, trust me, and pray that you and your family aren’t visited by it, because it is worse than anything you could possibly dream up, and I’m not joking, I have known some to commit suicide over this, others to abandone homes losing everything sure the home was infected with parasites, for once, just stop and think and stop making jokes. Morgellons is horryfying. My pastor made me promise I wouldn’t take my own life, there was a point that I was very tempted. I have experienced things I coulnd’t even describe on this board for fear of redicule, so go ahead, get all your jokes in and have a good time, I’m sure all of the families with children with this who are going through sheer hell and being mocked by the doctors sworn to help them will find comfort in your humor.
The thing is, you should be very worried, because they number of new families reporting in for the first time on the many forums seeking help and comfort I am involved in is astounding. Most would never admit what they have publically. Good for Joni, she has helped these families by merely admitting the truth.
Actually, Sting, a latter-day singer-songwriter, I think rightly, gives that distinction to John Dowland, a contemporary of Shakespeare and Elizabeth I.
Still she was (and is) an exemplar of the type, and I’ll second everyone on the thread who likes her in spite of her politics.
I’m so sorry to hear that. My prayers are with you.
You’re in my prayers.
I thought I had heard of most ailments but this one is new to me.
Sorry for all your suffering.
Is it anything like shingles or more like what Job suffered from boils and boils so bad that drain tubes need to be inserted at times?
“crawling, biting, and stinging sensations;”
Ok, I was going to make a comment like she should try a little DDT on that . . . but I decided against it.
That sounds terrible. Prayers for you and your family.
I’ll always appreciate Joni for introducing a lot of people to Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays/Jaco Pastorius on “Shadows and Light.”
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