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Empress Emerita Michiko losing weight, vomiting since September

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So sad. She has led an exemplary life.

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Empress Emerita Michiko has been vomiting blood and losing weight since September, when she had surgery for early-stage breast cancer, but the cause of both remains undetermined, a palace official said on Friday.

Undetermined my butt, the IHA just doesn't want to share the sad news with the people!

I feel saddened that the only way she will ever have her freedom back from these vultures is by dying!

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So sad. She has led an exemplary life.

She went through so much guano, particularly after she got married. Her "mother-in-law" evidently gave her all sorts of trouble while she was alive, and she supposedly had a breakdown because of it. She became, for quite a time, literally a shadow of the vibrant self she once was.

As she has gotten older, she has regained that vibrant younger self, and as she was always elegant, it made her even more loved by the people here.

She was a "commoner" who truly became royal!

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“has been vomiting blood”

That in the first sentence sounds a bit extreme, as most reports say she has been vomiting and there has been small quantities of blood mixed in.

“The source of the blood also does not appear to be her stomach”

That’s mystifying as most reports I’ve read in various media or seen in TV said there’s a strong possibility the source of the blood is her stomach. Many included this phrase:

胃からの出血の可能性が高く

Many have also mentioned the vomiting has been under control lately through medication. Also that the announcement mentioned mental stress is being considered as a cause. And that there have been untrue/unkind tabloid articles that have contributed to her stress.

In any case, I hope she can recover.

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Sorry to read this sad story. Could be bleeding in her gastrointestinal tract caused by contradictions from a blood thinner and other medicines interacting together. Hopefully the cancer did not spread to adjacent organs and this is a symptom. My best wishes and hope she is pain free.

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It’s sad when anyone goes through this. Not certain why it’s meant to be sadder in this instance.

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Does the empress not deserve a bit more privacy about her health?

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Are you sure she does not undergo chimio therapy behind her back ? Some insane doctor treat religious woman without telling them the truth or love to do experiment on new drug for "living goddess". I expect everything inhuman when i analyse a doctor mistake case possibility.

Normally, breast cancer implied cancer treatment. And it would be normal to vomit even blood because the whole body tissues are finer and easy to break. Now, they might have made a mistake cutting too much under the arm pit. The body don't manage to recover or fight back the rest of the cancer cells.

This is not as simple procedure they like to let you think. There is often mistakes on the armpit zone hidden from public truth.

I would ask a new surgeon to look at the breast surgery. She might need an "anti-inflammatory" treatment.

But this is only a old memory from a OMS surgeon often called when there is "problem". I know the armpit problem can be dangerous and is often badly cared in surgery in general.

Of course, painkiller must be provided at all time to let the body recover and hormone can be diminished or change. It is important to be acertive with doctors. They are no god.

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NadAge

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Get well soon

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Some of the readers above seem to be mixing up Empress Emerita Michiko and her daughter-in-law Empress Masako.

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This is sad news. I wish the media would leave these people alone for once. They have served their purpose and done their duty diligently. Time to let them enjoy their golden years without the media. The old adage, "the man's done enough" most certainly applies to both former Emperor and Empress.

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I'm surprised media is allowed to post this, most other countries you would just announce the diagnosis and not put out anything symptom related.

But if she's personally fine with it i think it will help give confidence to other suffering from any illnesses.

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This makes me sad. Best wishes to her and hoping for a recovery.

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This makes me sad. Best wishes to her and hoping for a recovery.

Allow me to second that.

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I wish her wellness

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I wish I new who the writer of the articles are. They are Japanese people right? I am really sorry to here about her suffering. I hope she gets well soon.

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Sad to see her ill, she must have had an incredible secret life. Too bad none of it could be published.

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When you vomit blood, that probably mean the cancer ,has spread elsewhere, maybe she could get better treatment in America

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Vomiting blood for long means end is near.

Probably the underlying message.

I wish her good rest and not to suffer. She has been an example to follow in her way.

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Say is a major cause of breast cancer, soy mimic estrogen Google Soy Breast Cancer

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So gently and politely they are trying to let the population know that she is dying of cancer and is in poor health, let the people down gently as opposed to just come out and say her cnacer has spread and is rapidly killing her.

She is an old woman !

Hope she doesnt suffer too much.

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Id suggest scrapping treatment in Japan and head elsewhere, but thats due to experiences and observations in Japan when it comes to hospitals. Sounds like they are in over their head to me.

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From one human to another, I wish you well and hope you recover soon.

@Yubaru: That reads like you are writing about the new Empress, Masako.

Some suggestions to seek treatment abroad seem to bear out.

https://hospitals.webometrics.info/en/Asia/Japan

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yubaru:

Her "mother-in-law" evidently gave her all sorts of trouble while she was alive, and she supposedly had a breakdown because of it.

I was told that she became mute for a short period of time because of the stress (from her "mother-in-law").

yrral:

Say (sic) is a major cause of breast cancer, soy mimic estrogen Google Soy Breast Cancer

Oh sweet mother, not more of that baloney. You're more likely to get problems from dairy milk. East Asians have been consuming soy for centuries, and the rates of breast cancer in East Asia are much lower than in western countries.

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Visit a different hospital!

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Pukey, “I was told that she became mute for a short period of time because of the stress (from her "mother-in-law").”

I’m thinking Michiko lost her voice for a period at least two times due to stress. Once when she was a young mother, (and had suffered a miscarriage?) and again when she was middle-aged, around the time of the Hanshin/Awabe (Kobe) earthquake, if I recall correctly. Slightly fuzzy on the details and too busy today to research but that’s what I remember.

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She currently I think also has a lot of stress preparing for the upcoming household move. I remember it was said that she would personally being going through all the possessions deciding what to keep/take to the temporary home they’ll be in etc.

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What the... is an emerita?

Spanish? Greek? Church Latin? Is there a Chinese term?

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Good luck Michiko. I hope they treat her gently, not on 'gambatte' only, but with painkillers if needed.

What the... is an emerita?

It's said for a person retired from an important position, but allowed to keep using their title after ceasing activity. Fits the bill, no ? It's of course a Latin adjective emeritus/emerita

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@Yubaru: That reads like you are writing about the new Empress, Masako.

She went through far worse, and the wiki article is being "nice".

She suffered from several nervous breakdowns because of the pressure of the media and, according to Reuters, the attitude of her mother-in-law, that had resulted in particular in making her lose her voice for seven months in the 1960s and again in the fall of 1993. Empress Michiko had to cancel many of her official duties in the spring of 2007, while suffering from mouth ulcers, nosebleeds and intestinal bleeding due to psychological stress, according to her doctors.[14] This would be similar to the situation of her daughter-in-law, Crown Princess Masako, who also underwent several depressions due to the pressures of her position.[15]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Michiko

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Some of the readers above seem to be mixing up Empress Emerita Michiko and her daughter-in-law Empress Masako.

More like it seems to me that there are plenty of readers that are unaware of what SHE went through in her life, as a Roman Catholic and first "commoner" to marry a crown prince!

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Sorry for the typo: Awabe — Awaji

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I personally wish that the empress get well. Pls get well.

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When the emperor dies we get a holiday, what about the empress?

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I hope the Empress recovers.

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What a tragic story. I hope she recovers so well! She has done SO MUCH to help this country recover in tis greatest times of disasters! ............wait......hold on a second!

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