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The Sage
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Posted - 12 Dec 2007 :  15:27:35  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Granted, it's not strictly about the Realms, but I know myself, Ed, and many of the other scribes here, have all expressed a deep love and appreciation for Terry Pratchett's works and the impact it has had on fantasy-fiction in general.

He's taken the time to share with his fans what he has learned about the reason for the "phantom stroke" he suffered earlier this year.

Truly a sad day for us all!

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Jorkens
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Posted - 12 Dec 2007 :  15:53:40  Show Profile Send Jorkens a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Man, that is bad news. I am truly sad to hear this.
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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 12 Dec 2007 :  16:05:17  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Indeed, that is sad.

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
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Karzak
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Posted - 12 Dec 2007 :  16:21:38  Show Profile  Visit Karzak's Homepage Send Karzak a Private Message  Reply with Quote
D:
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dwarvenranger
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Posted - 12 Dec 2007 :  16:35:17  Show Profile  Visit dwarvenranger's Homepage Send dwarvenranger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Damm, Alzheimer's really sucks , good luck to him and his family.

If I waited till I knew what I was doing, I'd never get anything done.

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Aravine
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Posted - 12 Dec 2007 :  16:51:56  Show Profile  Visit Aravine's Homepage Send Aravine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
very bad news

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Chosen of Moradin
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Posted - 12 Dec 2007 :  16:59:13  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Moradin's Homepage  Click to see Chosen of Moradin's MSN Messenger address Send Chosen of Moradin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Bad news, indeed.

Alzheimer´s have left it mark in my family, too.

Good luck to Terry and his family.

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Mace Hammerhand
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Posted - 12 Dec 2007 :  18:24:35  Show Profile  Visit Mace Hammerhand's Homepage Send Mace Hammerhand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Damn... can't say much more

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Hawkins
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Posted - 12 Dec 2007 :  18:26:18  Show Profile  Visit Hawkins's Homepage Send Hawkins a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This news is most saddening.

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Posted - 12 Dec 2007 :  18:38:35  Show Profile  Visit Halidan's Homepage Send Halidan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
While the news is geniunly saddening, remember what Terry himself said about keeping positive. They've caught it early. No one knows how much time any of us have - and it's no different with Terry.

Alzheimers has been through my family multiple times in the past couple of years and the one thing I learned was to really enjoy whatever time you have left with someone who has it. I say we do the same thing in this case.

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Ride, boldly ride,"
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"If you seek for Eldorado!"

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arry
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I likewise have had family members suffer from Altzheimers. However the medications available have improved in the last few years. Positive Best Wishes to Terry Pratchet.
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Dart Ambermoon
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Posted - 13 Dec 2007 :  01:50:57  Show Profile  Visit Dart Ambermoon's Homepage Send Dart Ambermoon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is indeed very sad. I wish the man the best and must admit that I´m impressed by how he seems to deal with it.

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Nimriel
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Posted - 13 Dec 2007 :  19:36:57  Show Profile  Visit Nimriel's Homepage  Click to see Nimriel's MSN Messenger address Send Nimriel a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Let's hope he has a long time to go before the Alzheimer's start's effecting him to much.
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Matthus
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Posted - 14 Dec 2007 :  08:49:35  Show Profile  Visit Matthus's Homepage Send Matthus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I hope that Terry won’t loose his good faith.

Unfortunately this is – in the late stages at least - more a trauma to the people around than to the actual sick person. So my best wishes are not only are for this great author but to all his family and friends also.
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Saime
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Posted - 14 Dec 2007 :  15:07:03  Show Profile  Visit Saime's Homepage Send Saime a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sad news indeed. But at least he writes that there's time for a few more books.
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Ladejarl
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Posted - 07 Oct 2008 :  20:47:46  Show Profile  Visit Ladejarl's Homepage Send Ladejarl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
A new article where Terry Pratchett talks about Alzheimer’s.

"There should be much less violence, and more nudity and kinkiness in the world."
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The Sage
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Originally posted by Ladejarl

A new article where Terry Pratchett talks about Alzheimer’s.

There's also the Washington Post's recent interview with Terry Pratchett. It offers some interesting details, mostly having to do with Terry's early experiences with Alzheimer's disease.

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