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December 13, 2007

A cruel blow ....

It was announced today that Terry Pratchett, quite my favourite author, has a rare form of Alzheimer's Disease. Apparently this has been brought on by a minor stroke he suffered in the last couple of years and didn't even notice - until the symptoms of Early Onset Alzheimers started to show. TP is 59 and frankly really doesn't deserve this fate. But then, who does?

I shall be praying for TP as, I hope, will everyone else who loves his work. Not for some miracle cure, but for a healing that he will cope with this and that those who will tend him as the Alzheimers takes away his mind, have the strength to cope with that. In the meantime he has announced that he plans to continue lkiving and writing.

Posted by The Gray Monk at December 13, 2007 08:59 PM

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Just remember what he said. "I not dead yet" My Grandmother had it and it took a good 16 years before she had to go into a home. With any luck Terry still has 20 years of writing before he has to put the quill away.

Posted by: skipjack at December 14, 2007 04:09 AM

Indeed, and with luck they'll find a cure before it really bites.

Posted by: The Gray Monk at December 14, 2007 05:06 PM