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      CommentAuthorwesunruh
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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      CommentAuthorunderdog
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    Couldn't have put it better myself...
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      CommentAuthorbschory
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    The only thing I can think to say is the same as I did when I heard that Douglas Adams had a heart attack.

    Aw Belgium!

    It's good to see he is remaining optimistic and looking forward to continuing work. Hopefully the disease stalls and he gets many more years to enjoy his time with those he loves.
    • CommentAuthorNil
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    Well that sucks. I'm really not sure how to take this news at all - I am genuinely upset, but at the same time feel a little ridiculous for being so.

    Trying to be careful not to jump to conclusions here - I understand that while (as far as I know) it is still not possible to cure Alzheimer's, it has in recent years become much easier to treat many of the symptoms and to slow its progress considerably. Here's hoping, anyway.
    • CommentAuthorNecros
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    Damn, that is bad news.

    Well here's hoping for a long slow process of the disease, one that gives us as many novels as he can write.
    • CommentAuthoreggzoomin
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    Fuck.
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      CommentAuthorbranjo
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    sad/scary news.
    great note.
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      CommentAuthorturing
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    There Ain't No Justice.
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    He's a legend, ain't he? I only read a few of his books, always found them funny but never hunted them down. Like Monkhouse before him he was always part of the background of my life and I always believed he would 'be there' - does that make sense?

    Sad now.
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    That is incredibly depressing.
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      CommentAuthorYann Best
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    Aw, bugger.

    Not sure there's really anything else to say. Damn.
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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    Crap. That's the worst news I've had all week.
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    It is sad but there is more they can do now than ever. I was just reading how a simple camera worn around the neck that took photos at set intervals helped a woman with such severe alzhiemers that she only remembered 2% of her day go to remembering 80%. My guess is being able to go back over her day helped her make it transition from short term to long term memory. Also knowing more than one language slows down the onset. I would be willing to bet that continuing writing will
    have similar results for Terry. He could very well still have his best work ahead of him.
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    Any link on the camera treatment? That sounds interesting and I would like to read it.
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    The page won't load but I will find it for you when it is up.

    It was on 99dogs I believe.
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    Thanks.
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      CommentAuthorroque
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    ah, son of a bitch.

    ...my perpetual silver lining detector notes that the word "embuggerance" has just permanently entered my vocabulary...
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    aw, hell....

    :/
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
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    *sniffle*
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      CommentAuthorAdam
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2007
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    Well that really is surprising news. And very disheartening. But the positivity and familiar professionalism of his statement does keep things optimistic.

    Its very nice to see how many other people hold him in such high regard. He's certainly the author whose work I've followed most closely, and its always nice to see one's tastes validated by others.