Terry Pratchett is one of my all-time favorite authors. If he is one of your favorite authors as well, please consider donating the price of a paperback (or even a hardback) to Alzheimer's research, in his honor.
My sainted FDR-liberal grandma was afflicted with Alzheimer’s, and did not recognize me for the last few years of her life. It is a very unpleasant disease, although I can’t say she ever really suffered. She was no more than a shell of a human being by the end, but she was comfortable and pain-free and surrounded by people who loved her even if she didn’t know who they were.
posted on 03/17/2008 12:37:36 AM PDT
(Too much Law; not enough Order.)
Mine too. What a class act!
I'm saving this line because it is so purely Terry -- too bad it's a bit long for a tagline.
Some of them wanted to sell me snake oil and I'm not necessarily going to dismiss all of these, as I have never found a rusty snake.
posted on 03/17/2008 12:43:15 AM PDT
(Bushed out!!! Another tragic victim of BDS.)
To: Hetty_Fauxvert; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
Ping for true greatness.
posted on 03/17/2008 1:17:38 AM PDT
by Slings and Arrows
("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
He’s one of my favorites as well. At the moment I have several of his books lent out to different people who are just getting started. The first bag’s always free!
He’s right about the cancer v. Alzheimer’s - I’ve seen both in my own family and cancer IS ‘better.’
I checked the original site for a researcher to donate money to, and don’t see one - do you have a link?
posted on 03/17/2008 3:04:08 AM PDT
(If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
posted on 03/17/2008 4:01:27 AM PDT
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posted on 03/17/2008 5:54:47 AM PDT
(Neither of, by, nor for the people any longer...)
Sad to hear. His novels are pretty good. They finally made one (Hogfather?) into a movie. I hope he gets good treatment. I think there was a new treatment out using Enbriel or something like that.
posted on 03/17/2008 12:01:11 PM PDT
posted on 03/20/2008 12:25:26 PM PDT
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Coming from someone who has experienced the effects of Alzheimer's I would like to say ...Like everything else in this life you have to fight to survive you just have a little bit of a more difficult fight ahead of you. I wish you well which goes without saying but keep fighting. I don't think you are one who would give up easily.....x
posted on 07/25/2008 7:15:05 AM PDT
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