way. So now she is on HUMIRA, which is
injected every two weeks by a doctor, and
she has responded well. She’s been on it for
four months and her eyes are clear. She will
stay on it for two years and then wean off of
it and see what happens.
Does she still see Dr. Foster?
Dr. Foster sees her, as does Dr. C. Michael
Samson, of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary,
who was trained by Dr. Foster. Dr. Hirschorn,
Dr. Samson, and Dr. Foster are in the loop
with Samantha, her mother, and me.
With your touring schedule, were you able
to attend her appointments?
Twisted Sister stopped performing in 1988
and retired until 2003. My daughter was
born in 1993, and I was her nanny for four
years. For 10 years, I took her to school and
picked her up every day. My dad was a traveling salesman, and I swore I would never
have a child if I was on the road. Samantha
and I are very close. I was still married, and
I had the luxury of being home all the time.
In 1999, the problem was discovered and we
were there. In September 2003, my wife and
“The guitar is basically a stock 6120 made from
maple — top, back and sides,” says Fender
Master Builder John Cruz. “It also features a
maple neck and rosewood fretboard. It already
had the traditional thumbnail inlay installed on
the guitar. I did not want to try and change this
beautiful design, and I convinced Jay Jay that
he would love it the way it was. He agreed. After
the custom paint was applied, I installed the
Filter’Tron-style pickups, stock wiring harness,
Bigsby tremolo, custom-painted pickup covers,
and a clear Lexan pickguard. This guitar was
stunning to look at, as well as play. As with all
the other guitars, Jay Jay was speechless.”
contacts—she’s nearsighted, like her parents—
but she has the beginning of cataracts because
of the eye drops.
CellCept is self-administered, so the
efficacy is debatable, because my daughter
had to take three pills twice a day and not
eat for two hours before or after taking
the medication. There had to be another