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« Reply #2535 on: October 25, 2018, 04:06:43 AM »

I'm sorry for my frivolous remark about her absence in recent weeks.  Now that we know, of course, I shouldn't have said it, especially so close to the announcement.

I wondered that, too. Maybe this disease has a slow progression. If so, it may explain peoples perceptions over the years. I’m very sorry for her and her family.
But you didn't know, so don't beat yourself up about it.

I wonder if it does have to do with a lot of her absences over the years that we thought were, well, laziness? Hmm.
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« Reply #2536 on: October 25, 2018, 04:46:23 AM »


Mette-Marit, Haakon, and the Dr. gave an interview about MM's condition to NRK

if you right-click into empty space and choose "translate to English", the video will give you English subtitles.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit (45) has been diagnosed with chronic pulmonary fibrosis. "I have to teach myself to live with the uncertainty," says Crown Princess.

"I've been struggling with health challenges for a few years now. In recent years, the plagues have been more pronounced. This means that we have now been through a rather long process to find out more about what it is and now we begin to get some answers.

"It turns out that it is more chronic than we had hoped for, but it also means that a little more pieces fall into place, so it's also a very big relief for me," says Mette-Marit to NRK.

The couple has chosen to publicize the chronic disease because it will limit the crown princess's working capacity in the future.

"It is clear that it is never pleasant to talk about their own health publicly, but it is clear that we see now that in the period I will be in with further investigations and possible treatment, I will be a part away . This means we have to tell about it without much speculation about it.

The couple does not want to go into the exact diagnosis.

"It's a lung fibrosis. It's going to be a situation where we need more investigation and will figure things out eventually, but there are probably things we can not answer, so we may have to live with some uncertainty. I think that will be the reality, says Crown Prince Haakon Magnus.

Crown Princess has lived with the disease for several years, but has first been diagnosed now .

"I've had periods where I've been bad for some time, so I know a bit about what this is all about. This is nothing new to me, even though we have got it more described now. I am primarily concerned with working as much as possible and am very happy about it, but then it is clear that there will be periods when I'm not as good as I wish I was.

- It has now been discovered early and has been very stable until now. There are two signs that are positive for the forecast in the future. I think that with some adjustments, it is most likely that there will be many good days in front of us, "says the Crown Prince.

Crown Princess admits that it is demanding not to have all the answers, but says she is very optimistic:

"I think some of life is about learning to live with uncertainty. That's the way for me too, but I'm very optimistic about what's going to happen next and very happy that I have so good people around me, and not least that this was discovered at such an early age.

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Kristian Bjøro
Professor at Rikshospitalet Kristian Bjøro is the Crown Princess's doctor. He says crown princess Mette-Marit must count on several investigations and researches in the future, but the doctors are optimistic.

PHOTO: GUNHILD HJERMUNDRUD / NRK
Professor at Rikshospitalet, Kristian Bjøro is the crown princess's doctor. He says that chronic lung fibrosis is a group of conditions that can affect the lung function over time.

- What has been shown is changes in crown princess lungs that are classified as chronic lung fibrosis. Lung fibrosis is a condition where the normal lung tissue is replaced by connective tissue. Then it's a somewhat unusual type we've shown to her. Then it should be emphasized that when this was first demonstrated, there were very limited changes, and at the time we followed it has been a modest development, "says Bjøro.

The doctor emphasizes that they have been monitoring the disease for a long time, and that development has been limited.

"Generally, the symptoms will be that they get heavy-headed and get what we call shortness of breath in good Norwegian. It is often a little late symptom, cough. And then, many will also have general symptoms, first and foremost weariness and reduced work ability.

Do you know the reason that Crown Princess has got the disease?

- No, we do not. It is the case with most of this type of disease that you do not know exactly what the cause is. Some types of pulmonary fibrosis can be conditioned in environmental or lifestyle conditions. It is not the case of the kind we believe crown princess is affected.

"Here we also think that it is autoimmunity. It's a term that says it's the body's immune system that attacks its own tissues and the body's own cells.

- If this is part of an autoimmune disease process - how serious is it?

"It's hard to answer because this kind of disease processes often have an unpredictable disease course. Some such diseases develop rapidly, but usually it is a slow development and hopefully a development that can be controlled by medical treatment, the doctor answers.

Doctors optimistic
According to Bjøro, Crown Prince is investigated and examined at the National Hospital.

"There are several specialties that have been working on this, as always, with this kind of complexity and complex disease states. It is rheumatologist, lung physician of course, clinical immunologist, x-ray specialist with special knowledge of lung xenon.

- Could it also be treated with treatment abroad?

"It happens that we send patients abroad, but in the first place we will handle this at Rikshospitalet in cooperation with specialists abroad," Bjøro replies.

Some studies and investigations remain, for example, to clarify whether this is an autoimmune process only in the lungs or if there are other organs involved or may be involved.

"When we have more overview, we can hopefully offer crown princesses who can slow down and, at best, control disease development.

According to Bjørlo, the doctors are optimistic on behalf of Crown Princess:

- We are absolutely. This has been proven early and we have a good hope that we will be able to control this, and control disease development in a good way.
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« Reply #2537 on: October 25, 2018, 05:00:41 AM »

Oh my, such distressing news. I am praying for her, her family and all of those afflicted with chronic diseases.
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« Reply #2538 on: October 25, 2018, 05:02:14 AM »

What absolutely awful news.  It feels unreal.
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« Reply #2539 on: October 25, 2018, 05:08:30 AM »

I think this finally explains her behaviour in the last few years. She wasn't being a flake she was dealing with health issues and desperately trying to find out what was wrong with herself. Yea, so she has a progressive lung disease. What I read most people die within 3 to 5 years post diagnosis. I had to read that information again because I just couldn't believe it. But there are different stages of the disease but it is unknown what stage MM is at.
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« Reply #2540 on: October 25, 2018, 05:15:55 AM »

It’s good they are forthcoming with the public. Smart, logical PR.  It sound very difficult and hard on the kids and Haakon.
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« Reply #2541 on: October 25, 2018, 05:49:07 AM »

Very sad news. This explains some of her absences before. Could this be the reason why Haakon didn't leave MM when she had her affair?
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« Reply #2542 on: October 25, 2018, 06:51:44 AM »

This is so sad for her and her family
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« Reply #2543 on: October 25, 2018, 07:07:01 AM »

Very sad news. This explains some of her absences before. Could this be the reason why Haakon didn't leave MM when she had her affair?

It explains a lot of things, especially if her many travels abroad has been to see specialists. I think it’s that specific thing that has caused the many comments about her being lazy: that she couldn’t work but could travel privately. It’s terrible to know a serious illness is the cause but OTOH we had no way of knowing or speculating on such a serious cause. Also the rumours of the affair were everywhere in Norway and it beyond strange the NRF said very little, sort of throwing her before the bus in that situation. It wasn’t just idle RD dishing after all.
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« Reply #2544 on: October 25, 2018, 07:09:30 AM »

The question for me is, who will replace MM in her sick times. Haakon's parents aren't getting younger. Märtha is happy with her life. Will it be Ingrid Alexandra?
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« Reply #2545 on: October 25, 2018, 07:12:16 AM »

The question for me is, who will replace MM in her sick times. Haakon's parents aren't getting younger. Märtha is happy with her life. Will it be Ingrid Alexandra?

IA is far too young. I would assume that Haakon will just manage on his own until IA finishes university.
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« Reply #2546 on: October 25, 2018, 08:30:31 AM »

Its always terrible when your health fails and you have to face your mortality  Sad

I really hope that MM got her diagnosis at the right time and they can find the best cure to ease her condition! It was said that she has lived with the disease for several years, but has first been diagnosed now. So I sincerely hope her condition isn't totally life threathening and can be controlled with the right medication. But neverless the symptoms must have been serious enough to seek for help.

Its good they told this to the public because people can now better understand what's going on. Hopefully all goes well! She's still young enough and has the support of her family, so I'm sure she will fight and stays strong!  Medicines development has brough all kind of new medicines that help to deliver better health and make serious conditions less tiresome or threathening.

Regarding representation duties -- Haakon's parents aren't getting any younger but luckily they can still go strong and their calendar is quite full. Mette Marit can also join in from time to time. Ingrid Laexandra should concentrate on her studies and I'm sure they will manage. Perhaps Märtha Louise could join in more and help out when needed?
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« Reply #2547 on: October 25, 2018, 12:58:43 PM »

Very sad news. This explains some of her absences before. Could this be the reason why Haakon didn't leave MM when she had her affair?

I had that same thought. 

I wish her and her family peace as they navigate the days and months ahead.
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« Reply #2548 on: October 25, 2018, 01:57:22 PM »

Prayers and thoughts for her family... I hope she was diagnozed very early, her kids are still yound and need their mama....
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« Reply #2549 on: October 25, 2018, 02:08:49 PM »

The court just said that MM is cancelling her engagements with Haakon today, but will hopefully attend the gala dinner for the Parliament at the Royal Palace tonight
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