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#1 LoArmistead

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:52 PM

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple Inc. co-founder and Chief Executive Steve Jobs said Wednesday he is taking a medical leave until the end of June — just a week after the cancer survivor tried to assure investors and employees his recent weight loss was caused by an easily treatable hormone deficiency.

Apple's stock plunged 6 percent.

Jobs, 53, said in a letter last week that he would remain at Apple's helm despite the hormone problem, and that he had already begun a "relatively simple and straightforward" treatment. But in an e-mail to employees Wednesday, Jobs backtracked.

"During the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought," he wrote.


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A 2004 "survivor" of pancreatic cancer. Don't know how many of y'all have known people with pancreatic cancer, but there's no such thing as a pancreatic cancer "survivor." I'm not counting on him being around much longer. God speed, buddy. You led your company well.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 05:03 PM

The bad part is that if Jobs dies, apple crumples and fades to dust since he came up with most of the designs and ideas, not his engineers. :(

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 05:03 PM

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 05:05 PM

How much longer you guys think he has? A few months maybe?

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 05:08 PM

How much longer you guys think he has? A few months maybe?


It's tough to say since we don't know any details. The people I've known and seen who found out they had metastasized pancreatic cancer were dead within 18 months. Based on the latest pictures of him I've seen.... not so good....

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 05:09 PM

Been reading this on a number of other sites. I really hope for him and his family it isn't as bad as everyone is making it out to be, but there is no telling. Of course, if anyone can beat the odds, it's Steve. I wish him well, and a speedy recovery.



Apple will continue to do fine without him... well, as long as they prevent Phil from doing any more keynote addresses. :D

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:13 PM

It will be intresting to see what happens if he does pass. I hope for his sake he beats it but he is in for the fight of his life if it is as serious as they say :(

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:16 PM

I hate to see anyone get cancer, Steve should have the money to get the best of the best care though, I wish him the best...

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 06:16 AM

Pancreatic cancer is an ugly, ugly thing. Like Lo said, I don't really believe there's such a thing as a true "survivor" of pancreatic cancer. He may be able to prolong things much further than most people, but judging by the pictures it's taking its toll.

I have total respect for him making it a private battle (assuming this is all true). It for him to deal with, and shouldn't be a concern of the masses. Let's hope we're wrong and things are OK. It would be very interesting to see where things go if he passes though.
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