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Get Well Steve

MacMinute is reporting that Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs is hospitalized and recovering from successful surgery for pancreatic cancer. Using a PowerBook to e-mail from his hospital bed, Jobs wrote to tell Apple employees that, “I had a very rare form of pancreatic cancer called an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor, which represents about 1 percent of the total cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed each year, and can be cured by surgical removal if diagnosed in time (mine was). I will not require any chemotherapy or radiation treatments.” Jobs will return to his Cupertino office in September, presumably after the Apple Expo in Paris.

iLounge wishes Steve the speediest and fullest of recoveries, and invites our readers to leave a “get well” message for Steve in this comments thread, which we will forward to Apple. (Negative messages will be deleted and their posters banned; please use good judgment in leaving messages for a man recovering from cancer.)

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First, have a speedy and good recovery, but don’t push yourself let nature take it course.  Second, great work with Apple.  Thanks for everything!


Posted by toothpaste in NYC on August 2, 2004 at 9:19 AM (CDT)



hoping for a quick recovery!  thanks for everything!

glenn burns
roanoke, va

Posted by glenn burns on August 2, 2004 at 9:43 AM (CDT)



Congrats on a successful procedure and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

We can’t wait to hear your next “one more thing!”

Posted by cupertino or bust on August 2, 2004 at 9:56 AM (CDT)


Get well, soon, and best wishes. I don’t know where I’d be without my iPod.


Posted by Tom on August 2, 2004 at 10:03 AM (CDT)


Get well Buddy! We need you to keep changing the world!

All the best,

Posted by P.Roides on August 2, 2004 at 10:13 AM (CDT)


Having overcome so many obstacles in life, we all know you’ll use this experience as just another stepping stone to further innovation and ingenuity.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Posted by hyonj on August 2, 2004 at 10:39 AM (CDT)


Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Posted by J.O. on August 2, 2004 at 11:07 AM (CDT)


Get well soon, Don’t know what Apple would do with out you.

Posted by Jason on August 2, 2004 at 11:21 AM (CDT)



Get well soon!

Hell, if you can beat cancer you can kick the crap out of Gates!

Keep up the good work!

Posted by Eric on August 2, 2004 at 12:10 PM (CDT)



Get well soon…  You are in our thoughts and prayers…

All the best for the future…


Thomas and family…  Motherwell, Scotland

Posted by Headphonaught on August 2, 2004 at 12:22 PM (CDT)


As ‘Dad’ to so many of the products I use and take for granted every day, I wish you a speedy recovery. As you’re someone who has now had a pancreas problem I empathise - I’m a Type II diabetic and your fabulous iPod has helped me keep fit and well - I hope your pancreas keeps doing its job properly and you don’t need to use a pod for the same thing!

Thank you for the music, man!

Posted by Jackonicko in UK on August 2, 2004 at 12:24 PM (CDT)


Hoping you get well soon.. we’ll all be ready for you to come back in September and wow us as you continue to innovate.  Good luck!

Posted by Matt Jeppesen on August 2, 2004 at 12:28 PM (CDT)


Hoping you get well soon.  We’ll all be looking forward to your return in September so you can continue to wow us with all of the innovation that is Apple.  Good luck, can’t wait tlll September!

Posted by Matt on August 2, 2004 at 12:30 PM (CDT)


We love you Stevezor!

Posted by Tom on August 2, 2004 at 12:38 PM (CDT)


whish you all the best
thanks to i Chat
you change my and my mother life
(She live in Italy)so far away but now so close.
Apple simply the best
i really mean it(God how much i love this company)

Posted by Fabrizio on August 2, 2004 at 12:50 PM (CDT)


Get Well soon, buddy.


Posted by Eric on August 2, 2004 at 1:55 PM (CDT)


get well soon

Posted by bm in Brazil on August 2, 2004 at 1:57 PM (CDT)


Godspeed! And best wishes!


Posted by Jack H. on August 2, 2004 at 2:14 PM (CDT)


Good luck and get well soon. Apple needs someone like you.

Posted by Macounette on August 2, 2004 at 3:05 PM (CDT)



Sorry to hear about your illness.  Get better soon, but take your time.  Don’t over do it! 

Apple is a great company.  You are Apple.  Any questions?  :)

Take care, Steve

-Jeffrey J

Posted by Jeffrey J on August 2, 2004 at 4:06 PM (CDT)

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