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  • Steve Jobs Had a Liver Transplant

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    The WSJ ran a story Saturday stating Jobs' leave of absence has apparently been surrounding a liver transplant.

    He should be returning to work in a limited capacity shortly, and seeing how things go. Meanwhile Tim Cook, Apple's COO and Steve's stand-in since January, may be stepping up to the plate even more.

    There's also some interesting news as to where he's been at these 6 months (Memphis?) and rumors as to why WSJ hasn't sourced their info (someone told and Steve doesn't know who).

    Steve Jobs, who has been on medical leave from Apple Inc. since January to treat an undisclosed medical condition, received a liver transplant in Tennessee about two months ago. The chief executive has been recovering well and is expected to return to work on schedule later this month, though he may work part-time initially.
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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Had a Liver Transplant started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Jobs should really just step down. Its not worth it to put a strain on his health
    1. DeadGlory's Avatar
      DeadGlory -
      He looks like Ashton Kutcher.

    1. daxter146's Avatar
      daxter146 -
      HOLY ****!! Where in tennessee????
    1. RonHC's Avatar
      RonHC -
      Quote Originally Posted by DeadGlory View Post
      He looks like Ashton Kutcher.

      thats what i thought
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      @DeadGlory
      He kinda does lol
    1. Fallguy's Avatar
      Fallguy -
      Nice to know you can get a liver transplant and not be on a waiting list . Money talks .
    1. designgears's Avatar
      designgears -
      ah, so this was the cause of his pancreatic cancer. It has started to metastasize and take out some other organs.

      Liver transplant, ya, you have to have some serious money to one that fast.
    1. GuThanDuDe's Avatar
      GuThanDuDe -
      Well I Hope Steve, Gets well Soon. Nice to see him coming back to Apple
    1. ifonemaniac's Avatar
      ifonemaniac -
      since when did andy samberg grow a beard?

    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Poor guy.... hopes he is feeling well... all I know is getting old isucks! (
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by thetoothfairy View Post
      Poor guy.... hopes he is feeling well... all I know is getting old isucks! (
      I like "isucks" you wrote,
    1. snoslicer8's Avatar
      snoslicer8 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fallguy View Post
      Nice to know you can get a liver transplant and not be on a waiting list . Money talks .
      We don't know how long he was or was not on the transplant waiting list. If he was sick enough, he goes to the top of the list in a day.

      What we DON'T know, however, is why Jobs was able to be placed on the transplant list at all. One of the main disqualifiers for being placed on the transplant list is metastatic cancer; i.e. liver failure caused by pancreatic cancer, etc. Interesting that he was able to get around that fairly-set-in-stone rule.
    1. Treadeater's Avatar
      Treadeater -
      He needs to quit the boozin... yeah the iphone/ipod are freakin great and popular but theres a time when one must stop celebrating.. ha.
    1. chanquete's Avatar
      chanquete -
      Quote Originally Posted by designgears View Post
      ah, so this was the cause of his pancreatic cancer. It has started to metastasize and take out some other organs.

      Liver transplant, ya, you have to have some serious money to one that fast.
      When you have no clue what you're talking about, you can unwittingly harm seriously a noble therapy like liver transplantation.
      He didn't have pancreatic cancer, or at least the one commonly known as such, but a variant that is relatively controllable and commonly metastasizing to the liver only (not other organs, otherwise the transplant is no longer indicated).
      You don't need any serious money to expedite anything. He was smart enough (nothing new, anyhow) to go to a place with high donor rate and higher chance of getting an organ earlier than in California or NY. Paying to get priority is both immoral and illegal, and I'm sure that Mr. Jobs is neither.
      We wish him a prompt recovery.
    1. chanquete's Avatar
      chanquete -
      Quote Originally Posted by snoslicer8 View Post
      We don't know how long he was or was not on the transplant waiting list. If he was sick enough, he goes to the top of the list in a day.

      What we DON'T know, however, is why Jobs was able to be placed on the transplant list at all. One of the main disqualifiers for being placed on the transplant list is metastatic cancer; i.e. liver failure caused by pancreatic cancer, etc. Interesting that he was able to get around that fairly-set-in-stone rule.
      PLEASE, stop spreading fallacious rumors regarding what you don't know and be more respectful with the health of others. These comments only throw garbage over an honorable profession and the health of thousands of people in the waiting list for liver transplantation.

      The fact that we have in this country a notoriously inequitable organ sharing system for liver transplantation doesn't mean that people are cheating to get those livers. If you can get listed in a transplant center where there are more organs than people awaiting for them, you'll get one way much sooner than if you are listed in a center where the demand for organs greatly surpasses their availability.

      Granted that this is an open forum where anybody has the freedom to express their opinion, but please realize that in doing so, you may be causing serious harm to others that might not know better than what they read in forums like this one.

      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/attachm...1&d=1245637975
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      I like "isucks" you wrote,
      "Stop Laughing You Goof Ball" LOL I hate getting older and it does "isuck" I know you got a kick out of isuck.... yeah I laughed when I typed it as well!

      Quote Originally Posted by chanquete View Post
      When you have no f***** clue what you're talking about, you can seriously harm a noble therapy like liver transplantation.
      He didn't have pancreatic cancer, or at least the one commonly known as such, but a variant that is relatively controllable and commonly metastasizing to the liver only (not other organs, otherwise the transplant is no longer indicated).
      You don't need any serious money to expedite anything. He was smart enough (nothing new, anyhow) to go to a place with high donor rate and higher chance of getting an organ earlier than in California or NY. Paying to get priority is both immoral and illegal, and I'm sure that Mr. Jobs is neither.
      We wish him a prompt recovery.



      PLEASE, stop spreading fallacious rumors regarding what you don't know and be more respectful with the health of others. These comments only throw garbage over an honorable profession and the health of thousands of people in the waiting list for liver transplantation.

      The fact that we have in this country a notoriously inequitable organ sharing system for liver transplantation doesn't mean that people are cheating to get those livers. If you can get listed in a transplant center where there are more organs than people awaiting for them, you'll get one way much sooner than if you are listed in a center where the demand for organs greatly surpasses their availability.

      Granted that this is an open forum where anybody has the freedom to express their opinion, but please realize that in doing so, you may be causing serious harm to others that might not know better than what they read in forums like this one.
      Here's some more information you can read.... its just not this forum....
      Steve Jobs had liver transplant ? The Register

      And More......
      Jobs Had Liver Transplant - WSJ.com

      And Tons More......
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    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      Well, i guess its proof that no matter how long you are on the liver donor list, money will always get priority. **** jobs...let him die.
    1. mikef's Avatar
      mikef -
      its funny that the guy at the apple store who sold me the phone the other day made some mention about steves liver transplant and then wuickly changed subject..of course i continually asked him about it and they had gotten memos from up and up about it a month ago! maybe he was full of **** but i never put that **** past apple!
    1. rustyhoge's Avatar
      rustyhoge -
      A message to Steve:

      All the best to you and may you have a full recovery. You have been a singular innovator responsible for the success of Apple and some insanely great products that have benefited many. For selfish reasons, I hope you will come back to Apple and continue your amazing work, but do whatever is best for you.

      God speed.