Does Mick Jagger have Marfan Syndrome?

(78 Posts)
Sneets Sun 13-Oct-13 00:41:42

Pretty random question, I know, but he was on TV strutting and I thought he has that weird long arm, long leg, long fingers, flat feet, sticky out chest, long face kinda look (most attractive I can tell you, especially on a strutting grandad!), and it dawned on me...Marfans Syndrome. Googled and asked Jeeves but no-one is giving it away if he has!
Anyone know or got a link to shed some light? Maybe he doesn't know he has it! Oh bugger...

Sneets Mon 14-Oct-13 07:36:55

yeghoulsandlittledevils gave these ones. excusetypos must surely have put hers in a vase earlier!

PatoBanton Mon 14-Oct-13 06:47:01

That's great but I think you should give ExcuseTypos her flowers back grin

Sneets Sun 13-Oct-13 22:06:45

Well, lessons learnt!
Gob firmly shut.

Inquisitive mind is my own friend only.Thoughts can stay with me and mine.
Cake, tea, olives and wine eaten/drank. Flowers in a vase.

Life really is a box of chocolates.
Some soft squishy centres, some nuts, some disliked but tolerated.smile

deepfriedsage Sun 13-Oct-13 21:14:27

Ah, I think lots of cake and brew all round.

DoubleLifeIsALifeHalved Sun 13-Oct-13 21:03:52

Ah. Just read whole thread and see you got a battering before I added to it.

I get you didn't mean it in the way it came across.

And I'm sorry I added to the battering.

Eat cake.

cake

yeghoulsandlittledevils Sun 13-Oct-13 18:27:29

flowers sneets Don't worry.

Sneets Sun 13-Oct-13 17:54:42

Oh I've had enough of this sh*t now...

DoubleLifeIsALifeHalved Sun 13-Oct-13 17:48:10

Well not a flattering or kind description of Marfan characteristics. I have 'marfanoid characteristics', and it may run in my family.

I personally think its not very kind to describe someone as
- that weird long arm, long leg, long fingers, flat feet, sticky out chest, long face kinda look

Try reading it back imagining you are describing my father, my sister, me... Still sound nice to you?

It is a very serious problem and two people in my family might have died from that 'weirdness' (def something in that area anyway).

So yes, I think choosing your words more carefully in future might be a littler nicer, don't you?

Am very tempted to end it HTH, but you do seem to be genuinely surprised that you might have said something upsetting, so I'll leave it there.

Btw 5 ft 10 isn't exactly in the parameters for Mafans but I guess that wasn't really the point.

Sneets Sun 13-Oct-13 17:45:32

Hey most certainly, Olive Branch taken kindly. I particularly like olives with white wine, as it is!

PatoBanton Sun 13-Oct-13 17:31:07

Fair enough. I just wanted to explain how it came across, to me.

Anyway join the throng and prove how nice you are - olive branch? smile

Sneets Sun 13-Oct-13 17:29:06

Jeez PatoBanton by no means am I a Micky Taker. Nor would I EVER talk about a child in that manner. I know Autistic and ADHD kids. I totally admire their families. My Auntie being one. I truly was just looking at Jagger and curious. That's it.

Sneets Sun 13-Oct-13 17:24:47

Thanks Vatta. That's a nice comment. I'm having a glass (or 3) of white and making Sunday dinner, pork.

Anyhow, still wondering about stuff, as one does...

Might do other posts on harmless topics. Pop stars and delusions from childhood. But someone will say I'm heightist! Tallist? Shortist? Genderist? Oh the thought. On second thoughts, maybe not!

PatoBanton Sun 13-Oct-13 17:22:08

I hope I'm generally 'nice' too. I am sorry if I was overly harsh...you clearly just didn't think and it came out as though you were chatting to a close friend or something.

The thing is - well if it helps, I think what I found distasteful was the speculation on a complete stranger's potential health condition.

I mean - if he has it, so what? Do you not really like him, and want to find something to point the finger at him for? Looking for a 'flaw' in someone generally regarded as successful? It certainly looked like you wanted to have a go at him and doing this by using what you had randomly guessed might be a health condition, was unkind and quite a low blow.

It would be like laughing at some other celebrity for possibly needing glasses, because they had got 'weird eyes' or something (how attractive)...can you see what I am getting at?

And if he doesn't have it then it still looks as though you are pointing the finger at those who do in a 'you have peculiar bodies' kind of way.

It also reminds me a bit of threads where someone says 'I think my friend's child has AS/ADHD, because he is right little sh*t. Should I say something?' when the OP clearly has NO idea what these conditions involve and just wants an excuse to demonise a child or their parents.

Anyway I hope this makes sense. MN is a great place generally but we all tread kind of carefully on this sort of thing. I suppose it's political correctness, but it has its uses.

Vatta Sun 13-Oct-13 15:45:27

It's always difficult on forums, so hard to pick up on tone/how a person means something. Don't give up on mumsnet though, I've learnt loads on here and had lots of support, we're nice really!

deepfriedsage Sun 13-Oct-13 14:18:09

Don't let it put you off op.

ArtisanLentilWeaver Sun 13-Oct-13 14:01:11

Had to google as I had never heard of it but it would be worth raising the awareness of this syndrome.
I would appreciate learning more Merrylegs.

Sneets Sun 13-Oct-13 13:51:28

'swearing' not sweating!

Sneets Sun 13-Oct-13 13:50:52

Thanks Vatta. If you knew me in the real world you would realise how so NOT vile and discriminatory I am. But that's the problem with forums, hence not ever starting up a post before. To be honest I probably won't again. Even though I have had a lot of support from folk on here. Even this HTH business. It's all too subjective. And sweating insults actually offend me. sad
I'll continue to be a watcher, sod the inquisitive mind. I'll do that in real life with people who know me! wink

Vatta Sun 13-Oct-13 13:37:19

Discrimination means treating somebody differently because of a characteristic, all the op has done is ask questions about public figures and slightly tactlessly use the term "weird", and she's already apologised for that. I don't think she's behaved in a discriminatory way at all.

Sneets Sun 13-Oct-13 13:17:26

I don't recall being discriminatory just inquisitive.

deepfriedsage Sun 13-Oct-13 10:17:30

Your GP can refer you to a local geneticist. There are super specialist clinics you can be referred on to.

Apileofballyhoo Sun 13-Oct-13 10:14:21

Being tall is a symptom of MS but not a diagnostic criterion. It affects different people in different ways. I would love to hear more about genetic testing as there is a chance DH and DS may have it. DH is not excessively tall but does have some symptoms, thankfully not affecting his heart or arteries.

deepfriedsage Sun 13-Oct-13 10:01:57

Op disability discrimination is against talk guidelines. There is a link beneath the box you post in.

Sneets Sun 13-Oct-13 09:45:22

Merrylegs can you put a link? I'm genuinely interested.
My terminology might let me down. I use weird too much in life. Not offendingly on purpose. I'm a slang gal. sad

Thanks for replies. And flowers. X

yeghoulsandlittledevils Sun 13-Oct-13 09:33:35

sneets Don't go! You're not a part of MN until youve had a few knock backs. Don't take it personally.

ExcuseTypos thank you. flowers

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