H.R. (Bad Brains) undergoes surgery2017-02-01 by Raul Stanciu STAFF | 36 Comments
|Bad Brains frontman, H.R. has been diagnosed with SUNCT, a neurobiological disorder that causes sporadic, excruciating headaches. His wife, Lori and him set up a Health Fund through Go Fund Me last year to cover medical visits and expenses. Now, he will undergo brain surgery on February 21 in hopes of alleviating the issue. |
Regarding his medical issue, his wife detailed:
"To give you an idea of what he’s dealing with, the headaches are nicknamed “Suicide Syndrome.” The headaches come randomly, with no warning, at all hours of the day and night; but for him, they are much worse at night. The intensity of the nighttime headaches is so great that he yells, cries out, groans, and sobs—repeatedly, every few minutes, for most of the night. He can’t work. He has no quality of life. If you call him and ask how he is, he will say, ‘Everything’s okay,’ because that’s just how he is. But everything is not okay.
We’ve been consulting doctors for the past few years, and have uncovered several health issues that we were able to address and overcome. But these headaches… In the past six months, he’s been to the emergency room twice, had an overnight in the hospital, has seen two neurologists, and so far he has a diagnosis and found a pain medication that worked well for a while but is not safe to take long-term—so it’s two steps forward, three steps back. He has an appointment in early May at a Headache Center–not fully covered by health insurance–where we hope to find someone with experience with this type of a headache. He’s on a cocktail of pharmaceuticals that scares me. He has lost weight, with visible muscle wasting."
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It seems he's been suffering from headaches since the 90s. Hopefully they'll finally be alleviated.
That disorder is so damn horrifying.
Also, don't even think about it, guys.
He's been suffering from homophobia since the 80s. Hopefully it'll finally be alleviated.
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Thing about muscle is once fibers begin to die off, you can't really get them back.. Hope he gets better and the procedure is successful. Doc had a heart condition back in 2015, but he recovered in time, so here's hoping it works out.
On a lighter note, he looks pretty damn good: https://2dbdd5116ffa30a49aa8-c03f075f8191fb4e60e74b907071aee8.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/9920279_1458006831.7707_funddescription.jpg
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I hope he gets the treatment that he needs. That sounds horrifying.
sounds similar to cluster headaches
Also I'd just like to point out from reading the full Go Fund Me page that his wife seems like an absolutely wonderful person, and it's relieving to know that someone who cares about him so passionately is by his side.
wtf are you talking about? it's his wife lol
Either I'm drunk or something's confused here.
"Also, don't even think about it, guys."
"Also, don't even think about it, guys."
I was thinking about what you meant by that for awhile and then I had a great idea and now I know what you meant. Best of luck to him. I really sincerely hope that they can fix it. I can only imagine how much that'd suck.
looks like he got some bad brains
Fuck this guy^
nah fuck the guy this article's about. zero sympathy.
remember when ATCQ wrote that rather homophobic jam
actually kinda fuck that guy too for making an easy joke that's already been implied itt.
wait who are you talking about now
the fuck this guy guy
edit somebody already made the dumbass joke
i still executed it better but w/e
i kinda liked my joke in the 3rd comment tbh not to gaze my navel
doesn't sound very funny
yeah i suck
i'm sure this sort of condition is a minor threat
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I got a feelin' everything will be O K
HR wasn't the most likeable guy but i hope he gets better. bad brains for life!
Jah has forsaken him.
"i'm sure this sort of condition is a minor threat"
this is a stupid comment. just because i condition isn't dangerous in the way that it kills, doesn't make it less serious. tinnitus can make you really depressed for example even if it's not dangerous at all
"nah fuck the guy this article's about. zero sympathy."
fuck this guy
Perhaps it will fix his homophobia too.
Glad the surgery went well.
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