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Steve Jobs Issues Update On His Health

CmdrTaco posted more than 5 years ago | from the can't-believe-this-is-news dept.

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i4u writes "Rumors about Steve Jobs' health have been flying high again after Apple announced that he will not be holding the keynote at the Macworld 2009. Today Steve Jobs issued a letter with a rather personal update on why he was losing weight in 2008. The reason for losing weight in 2008 is a hormone imbalance that has been reducing proteins. The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward according to Jobs. Steve and his doctors predict that he will have normal weight again by Spring. So stop the rumors and enjoy Macworld 2009."

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Should I sell my Apple shares? (0, Troll)

Average_Joe_Sixpack (534373) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329635)

What if Steve shows up as a woman at Macworld?

Re:Should I sell my Apple shares? (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26329771)

Heh, that would be no surprise. Though ya'd think that a man like Steve could afford more modern sex change therapies.

Steve Jobs: "Hey, since I've had cancer, maybe it would be a good idea to starve my body of precious amino acids and other nutrients! Wow, this new-age voodoo stuff sure does work wonders, I've lost 50 pounds in 2 months and I haven't taken a shit in 2 years! How neat!"

Remember, folks. This is the kind of shit that happens to you when you do stupid shit like turn to Scientology [foxnews.com] for medical advice. I hate to see a good man ruin himself, but he's really asking for it.

Re:Should I sell my Apple shares? (1, Insightful)

Johnny_Longtorso (90816) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330059)

...perhaps he'll demo the iVagina?

Re:Should I sell my Apple shares? (5, Funny)

Hanners1979 (959741) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330665)

It'll either be that or the iMortal.

Your Friendly Local GNAA Rep (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26329643)

fr1st c4nc3r!

Re:Your Friendly Local GNAA Rep (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26330237)

Glad the noble and respectable trolls of Slashdot are doing their job. Keep up the good work, sirs! The world is a better place for it.

Typo Correction (-1, Redundant)

CrimsonKnight13 (1388125) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329647)

I believe the correct word is "losing" not "loosing".

Re:Typo Correction (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26329985)

Freudian slip. The author was thinking of Steve's asshole when he wrote the summary.

"loosing"? (-1, Redundant)

Ultra64 (318705) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329651)

"loosing"? twice?

Come on, the English language is not THAT hard.

Wording is correct (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26329707)

His weight had been too tight. That is why he is now loosing weight.

Re:Wording is correct (1)

hobbit (5915) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330153)

If his weight had been too tight, he would be loosening, not loosing, it.

Re:Wording is correct (-1, Offtopic)

rezalas (1227518) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330471)

"loosening not loosing" You mean losing right?

Hormonal Imbalance? (4, Funny)

SetupWeasel (54062) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329663)

If anime has taught me anything, Steve Jobs should be back to work in no time with a huge rack.

Re:Hormonal Imbalance? (1)

inKubus (199753) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330239)

If anime has taught me anything, Steve Jobs should be back to work in no time with a huge rack.

Well, that explains the tittiesloveappletech tag on the other Apple story today.

Re:Hormonal Imbalance? (5, Funny)

Junior J. Junior III (192702) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330307)

I hope not, I've heard that the iRack is unstable.

News because (5, Insightful)

Kamokazi (1080091) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329667)

from the can't-believe-this-is-news dept

When many people believe that the continued success of a large company depends on one individual, his health becomes news.

Re:News because (3, Insightful)

Roland Piquepaille (780675) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329787)

When many people believe that the continued success of a large company depends on one individual, his health becomes news.

That's because in Apple's case, it's more than a belief. Apple's success does depend on Steve Jobs, strangely enough. Remember John Sculley?

Re:News because (4, Funny)

tritonman (998572) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329893)

yea, they need someone who has the hormones of a 13 year old girl to design their products!

Re:News because (4, Funny)

Apocalypse111 (597674) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330327)

Well, that *would* explain the pastel color schemes...

Re:News because (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26329999)

I remember only Fox Mulder.

Re:News because (4, Funny)

Mr_Perl (142164) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330203)

Remember John Sculley?

People usually pick inferior successors, egomaniacs even moreso. Makes their own "term in office" look better. It was Jobs who set up that failure and Jobs who profited from it on his return.

Re:News because (4, Informative)

Chaos Incarnate (772793) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330277)

Sure, if by "set up that failure" you mean "was forced out by that failure".

Re:News because (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26330487)

I think he was referring to the fact that Steve Jobs hired John Sculley. Sculley was reluctant at first, but Steve convinced him to join Apple.

Re:News because (1)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330397)

How do you explain Michael Spindler and Gil Amelio? Maybe John Sculley picked them so he could ride back and rescue Apple once Steve retires?!!!?!!!

Jobs != SinglePointOfFailure (2, Insightful)

Junior J. Junior III (192702) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330639)

If Apple's doomed the minute Jobs is no longer running the helm, you might as well start running like hell as far away as you can from Apple right now. Jobs is a mortal, and will not be around forever. Find a company or product that will not immediately collapse when its founder dies or retires.

Do you *really* want to be running on something with a future that uncertain? I for one don't believe that Apple's on that shakey ground, but for those who do believe that, if they're still running on Apple, they're crazy.

Re:News because (5, Insightful)

je ne sais quoi (987177) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329859)

When many people believe that the continued success of a large company depends on one individual, his health becomes news.

And this is all the more reason for Mr. Jobs to stop giving the keynote. Apple needs to break this perception that Mr. Jobs is Apple. He can't go on working there forever, and if they want to survive once he retires, they need to get him to take a back seat for awhile so the ninny-headed stock holders stop believing the sky is falling every time Mr. Jobs gets a cold.

Incidentally, it's not surprising that Mr. Jobs might have this happen, a lot of people as they get older have thyroid or other changes that cause them to gain or lose weight. E.g. Bush Sr. had that thyroid operation when he was president because it was becoming overactive IIRC.

Re:News because (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26330375)

He can't go on working there forever, and if they want to survive once he retires, they need to get him to take a back seat for awhile so the ninny-headed stock holders stop believing the sky is falling every time Mr. Jobs gets a cold.

You do realize that Mr. Jobs lost some weight and the GLOBAL ECONOMY COLLAPSED, right?

A coincidence? Perhaps, perhaps not. I wouldn't be willing to take that risk.

Re:News because (1)

aardwolf64 (160070) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330615)

Somebody get that man some more french fries...

Re:News because (0, Redundant)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329861)

When many people believe that the continued success of a large company depends on one individual, his health becomes news.

Seriously! Can anyone here imagine what slashdot would be like if Taco were to suddenly bite it?!? There might actually be someone fixing those damn loose/lost typos!

Re:News because (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26329997)

In soviet russia, news becomes health!

Re:News because (1)

Capt James McCarthy (860294) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330369)

You mean like Warren Buffet?

Re:News because (1)

Lars T. (470328) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330485)

When many people believe that the continued success of a large company depends on one individual, his health becomes news.

Seeing that much more people care about "lose" vs. "loose" - I don't think so.

Re:News because (2, Funny)

loshwomp (468955) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330599)

When many people believe that the continued success of a large company depends on one individual, his health becomes news.

Seeing that much more people care about "lose" vs. "loose" - I don't think so.

I think you mean many more people.

Obligatory English lesson. (0, Redundant)

caluml (551744) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329669)

i4u: You loose something if it's too tight. You lose something if you can't find it/keep hold of it.
Please learn this, or the venom of 1000 Slashdotters will be directed at you.

Re:Obligatory English lesson. (0, Offtopic)

Chapter80 (926879) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329745)

You loose something if it's too tight. You lose something if you can't find it/keep hold of it.

Is loose even a verb? I hate when people verbize nouns!

Re:Obligatory English lesson. (0, Offtopic)

Chapter80 (926879) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329777)

dang... foiled again.

loose indeed is a verb. And an adjective.

in my haste to tell a bad joke, I screwed up and mentioned verbizing nouns. I should have mentioned verbizing adjectives.

Re:Obligatory English lesson. (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26330033)

ur also gay

Re:Obligatory English lesson. (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330491)

Well you're still 'Offtopic'. So there.

Come to think about it, so am I.

Re:Obligatory English lesson. (0, Offtopic)

xaxa (988988) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330505)

Is loose even a verb? I hate when people verbize nouns!

"Loose" also means to release an arrow (I fire a gun, I loose an arrow).

Re:Obligatory English lesson. (0, Offtopic)

Thanshin (1188877) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329855)

You loose something if it's too tight. You lose something if you can't find it/keep hold of it.

Keep it tight or you'll lose it for loosing it.

And yes, I will indeed be here all week. Go find another bar.

Re:Obligatory English lesson. (1)

Ixitar (153040) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330185)

Slashdotter venom? *shudder* Thank you for putting such an image in my head. Now I have to go and get my mind rinsed out with beer.

Re:Obligatory English lesson. (1)

hobbit (5915) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330189)

And another one, especially for you:

You loosen something that is too tight. You let loose the hounds. You never "loose" anything.

Re:Obligatory English lesson. (0, Offtopic)

ObiWanKenblowme (718510) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330443)

The part of my dictionary with the definition of the verb "loose" disagrees with you.

Re:Obligatory English lesson. (1)

Mr. Slippery (47854) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330481)

You never "loose" anything.

It's an unusual usage these days - at least in American English - but not an incorrect one:
loose [reference.com] ...
-verb (used with object)
20. to let loose; free from bonds or restraint.
21. to release, as from constraint, obligation, or penalty.
22. Chiefly Nautical. to set free from fastening or attachment: to loose a boat from its moorings.
23. to unfasten, undo, or untie, as a bond, fetter, or knot.
24. to shoot; discharge; let fly: to loose missiles at the invaders.
25. to make less tight; slacken or relax.
26. to render less firmly fixed; lessen an attachment; loosen.
-verb (used without object)
27. to let go a hold.
28. to hoist anchor; get under way.
29. to shoot or let fly an arrow, bullet, etc. (often fol. by off): to loose off at a flock of ducks.
30. Obsolete. to become loose; loosen.

Re:Obligatory English lesson. (0, Offtopic)

rvw (755107) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330523)

You loosen something that is too tight. You let loose the hounds. You never "loose" anything.

OMG, I'm lost here!

What is weird is... (5, Funny)

pato101 (851725) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329679)

why is not Ballmer loosing weight despite of being unable to sit down anywhere?

Re:What is weird is... (5, Funny)

DoofusOfDeath (636671) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329749)

why is not Ballmer loosing weight despite of being unable to sit down anywhere?

It's not fat, it's muscle. Peons like us don't realize the weight of a good, executive chair.

get well soon! (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26329681)

I don't own any mac products or anything like that - but get well soon Steve!

It's January 5th (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26329711)

I don't think Steve is the only one resolving to be "back to normal weight" by spring.

Misspelled (3, Funny)

Roland Piquepaille (780675) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329727)

"stop the Tumors."

There, fixed that for ya...

Re:Misspelled (1, Funny)

Abreu (173023) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329885)

hormone imbalance that has been reducing proteins.

...yeah, and Michael Jackson has a skin disorder that makes him paler ...

I'm kidding! I'm kidding! Please don't mod me down!

Re:Misspelled (4, Funny)

MBCook (132727) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329917)

<schwarzenegger>It is not a tumor.</schwarzenegger>

I only want to know (4, Funny)

codeButcher (223668) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329735)

.... How does this influence the strength of the Reality Distortion Field??

Re:I only want to know (1)

glebd (586769) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329967)

Increases, obviously. Can't you just feel the tingle of it when reading Steve's letter?

Aha, so that is how to reduce Apple stock value (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26329773)

Secretly replace Steve Jobs' coke with diet coke.

Investors are then disappointed he does not present a chubby look and the stock tanks.

Re:Aha, so that is how to reduce Apple stock value (1)

machine321 (458769) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330063)

Secretly replace Steve Jobs' coke with heroin.

There, fixed that for you.

ahnuld (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26329789)

So stop the rumors and enjoy Macworld 2009.

<Ahnuld>It is not a rumor!</Ahnuld>

Set the fat free! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26329793)

He loosed his weight into the wild, to run free and learn for itself the difference between loose and lose.

Get a dictionary people. You lose weight, not loose it.

Hey Steve... how about a little (0, Troll)

eweu (213081) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329807)

meat? Seriously. Get off the hippy diet and get yourself a taco.

Re:Hey Steve... how about a little (1)

CmdrPorno (115048) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329843)

When he said in his letter that it's a "nutritional problem," I couldn't help but wonder whether it was the result of some nutty diet.

Re:Hey Steve... how about a little (4, Insightful)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329951)

Being that he had pancreatic cancer, he's probably on a special diet. A fatty diet causes a pancreas much grief.

Re:Hey Steve... how about a little (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26330221)

Being that he had pancreatic cancer, he's probably on a special diet. A fatty diet causes a pancreas much grief.

What is the justification for the second sentence? A healthy, high-fat diet (which, for the same number of total calories, will have to be lower in carbs) will demand less insulin of the pancreas.

Re:Hey Steve... how about a little (1, Interesting)

$1uck (710826) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330283)

I don't follow this stuff, but if he had/has pancreatic cancer, my guess is he is dying. Pancreatic cancer is a bitch, I've seen two people die from it. I had an old boss who went from 200 lbs over weight to looking anorexic and managed to fight it for a couple years. I think by going on a some experimental special diet, but it still destroyed him. I haven't heard of anyone getting better from pancreatic cancer.

Re:Hey Steve... how about a little (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26330403)

Depends upon the situation. I have a friend that had his pancreatic cancer found very early on so they were able to take it out through only surgery. No chemo was needed and after a year they still say he is cancer free. The bad thing about pancreatic cancer is they usually don't find out about it until it is spreading through the body. That's why the survival rate is so low. I don't know how early in the process they discovered Jobs had pancreatic cancer so it's hard to say how likely a re-occurence is for him.

Re:Hey Steve... how about a little (4, Informative)

jgs (245596) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330411)

I haven't heard of anyone getting better from pancreatic cancer.

Now you have. A few minutes with Wikipedia reveals that "Jobs was lucky; he had an extremely rare form called an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor that can be treated surgically, without radiation or chemotherapy." (From the Fortune article the Steve Jobs Wikipedia article links to.)

It's really dicey for non-experts (or, probably even experts) to make generalizations based on the common name of a cancer, without knowing exactly what variety of the disease it is, what stage it's at, and so on. Jobs has been (apparently) cancer-free since his surgery in July 2004.

Re:Hey Steve... how about a little (1)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330607)

You're right. You don't follow this stuff. There are two kinds of pancreatic cancer. Most (adenocarcinomas) are a short term ticket to death. 5% are in the "other" category and are treatable. Mr. Jobs was in the other category.

Re:Hey Steve... how about a little (1)

Hieronymus Howard (215725) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330621)

Read this article [guardian.co.uk] :

Let's recap why there's concern about his health: in October 2003, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer - which is usually a quick killer. But Jobs is extraordinarily lucky: he had neuroendocrine cancer, a rare and treatable form. He had the Whipple procedure (which removes the head of the pancreas, where the cancer was, and the duodenum, which connects the stomach to the jejunum) to treat it in July 2004 (having unsuccessfully tried to "treat" it through diet, a fact that was kept from
Apple shareholders beyond the board).

Which Steve? (4, Funny)

chill (34294) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329839)

The big question is, which Steve will be commemorated by the U.S. Postal Service on a stamp? The younger, chubbier Steve or the older, skinnier, playing-in-Vegas Steve. If only there was a precedent...

The remedy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26329847)

abstaining from Macworld

He's a CYBORG! (0, Redundant)

Stele (9443) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329881)

He'll surprise everyone when he shows up in the new iBod, which happens to weigh what his normal weight should be.

Darkstar (1)

Gothmolly (148874) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329903)

Patrick Volkerding laughs at Jobs' silly medical problems.

Not dead yet (0)

jollyreaper (513215) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329905)

He says he's not dead yet.

Don't worry, he'll be stone dead in a minute.

I'm feeling better. I feel happy!!!

Zombie Steve Jobs just having "upgrade" (-1)

David Gerard (12369) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329921)

Steve Jobs, visionary leader of Apple Computer, has died - and come back, better and stronger [today.com] .

The news was carried in an obituary run by Bloomberg late last night, which was pulled when news of his resurrection came through.

"They don't call it the Jesus Phone for nothing," Jobs laughed with reporters, before eating their tasty, tasty brains.

Jobs' new cyborg arsenal includes wifi, 3G, laser cannons, a flame thrower and a can opener, all running on Mac OS X Robosteve. Bundled applications include an enhanced hypnotic force field based on the one he uses at MacWorld keynotes. "I can't wait to try it on Bill," he said.

Disney, in which Jobs is the single largest shareholder, remained unaffected. "Steve's just working with the way we do things here," said the disembodied computer-hosted soul of Walt Disney, who was decanted to a computer in 1966 to avoid being declared legally dead, so that copyright in his works would never, ever run out.

Hey Steve!! (1)

CaptScarlet22 (585291) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329947)

Start living the high life! You'll do fine!

Re:Hey Steve!! (1)

db10 (740174) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330077)

Miller Genuine Draft?

Okay, so I have to ask the obvious question... (5, Funny)

Fritz Benwalla (539483) | more than 5 years ago | (#26329949)

How do I *get* this hormone imbalance?

Re:Okay, so I have to ask the obvious question... (1)

db10 (740174) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330097)

Aisle two, across from the haircare products.

Re:Okay, so I have to ask the obvious question... (1)

Capt James McCarthy (860294) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330463)

How do I *get* this hormone imbalance?

Build a house under high tension power lines.

Re:Okay, so I have to ask the obvious question... (4, Funny)

denzacar (181829) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330609)

Start using exclusively apple products.

Apple computers, apple software, apple music, apple apples...
Pretty soon you will run out of money, so you will be soon be forced to eating apples grown in the wild and ones you can steal at the market.

You'll be losing weight so fast - Justin Long will try to kill you in a fit of jealousy.

Good, now can Apple finally get back to doing QC? (-1, Flamebait)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330007)

Their QC process has gone to the toilet(and I suspect Mr. Jobs not wanting to increase staff despite increased projects has something to do with it). 10.5.6 is a giant turd that caps off the pretty shitty release that has been Leopard. Its almost as if Apple just isn't doing quality control on their OS anymore.....

He's dying and we all know it (1, Insightful)

mlwmohawk (801821) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330029)

Seriously, why does someone issue a letter that says, "no, really I am healthy." He is a very wealthy man, surely he can avoid the sorts of doctors that would be able to be able to figure out his problem.

Any doctors reading this? (0, Redundant)

Yuioup (452151) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330039)

Any there any knowledgable slashdotters out there that care to speculate on what Steve's condition might be?

Re:Any doctors reading this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26330279)

Superficially, it sounds a little like [medscape.com]

Unfortunately, the best cure for this sort of thing- seriously- is to consume more meat, and less starch and vegetable matter. More likely, he will treat it with steroids, DMARDs, immunomodulators, and maybe even TNF inhibitors, which is the usual course of treatment. Unfortunately, this just draws it out and makes it last longer, while the dietary route will treat it directly.

Steve? (0)

SpaghettiPattern (609814) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330047)

Steve and his doctors ...

Steve? It's Mr. Jobs. Show the man some respect.

Where does this buddy-buddy tone come from? You had a friendly-ish talk/thread with him? You were in same school -albeit 20 years apart? And, you wish to share this with us?

I wouldn't be surprised if he is old enough to be your dad.

Re:Steve? (3, Insightful)

Thanshin (1188877) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330303)

dad?

Don't you mean "father"?

"male parental unit" would be acceptable too.

Re:Steve? (0, Troll)

BlackPignouf (1017012) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330407)

Oh c'mon!

Don't be so pedantic, you're behaving like Adolf.
And screw Mike's (Mr. Godwin) law!

poor jobs (4, Funny)

clam666 (1178429) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330115)

I guess Jobs should have eaten an apple a day to keep the doctor away.

Months to prep for a keynote? (0, Troll)

Johnny_Longtorso (90816) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330125)

Seriously - months to prepare? I've seen massive numbers of keynotes in my day, and while they're impressive speeches, they're just that. Why would anyone need more than a couple weeks for this, much less a techno-weenie like Jobs? I've given a talk to 1,400 with a week to take over someone else's content....

Re:Months to prep for a keynote? (0, Troll)

falcon5768 (629591) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330215)

Last I checked you where not talking to millions of people you asshat. Bill Steve, all of them take months to prepare the speeches, hell at Apple they used to start preparing Macworld NY when they still attended it DURING Macworld SF.

Oh. Steve is going to be taking 'roids? (1)

AtariDatacenter (31657) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330129)

Reading between the lines on the 'hormone imbalance' and weight loss, and not a stemming but a rapid regain of lost weight (by late Spring), it seems what Steve isn't saying here is that the doctors have put him on a Steroid (testosterone) supplement (testosterone replacement therapy) to put on weight.

Is there another underlying issue for the weight loss, or is Steve just becoming an old man (with the loss in testosterone that goes with it)? Who knows.

But I, for one, look forward to the new roid inspired designs yet to come from Apple.

Re:Oh. Steve is going to be taking 'roids? (1)

Thanshin (1188877) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330319)

But I, for one, look forward to the new roid inspired designs yet to come from Apple.

Irate?
Irascible?
Irritable?
Ikillyou?

Move along... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26330157)

Everyone knows that a hormone imbalance is just a 'feature' that promotes weight-loss.

It's worse than that; he's dead, Jim! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26330191)

Oops... sorry about my lapse into Star Trek. Please return to reality now.

WTF (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26330331)

Why is one of the tags aids?

so much for... (1)

Digitus1337 (671442) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330357)

So much for an Apple a day keeping the doctor away.

Update on my weight (5, Funny)

noidentity (188756) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330387)

I just want to update everyone on my weight. I lost a few pounds when I got sick recently. Well, that or the scale varies by a few pounds (I just started using it, so I don't know how much it normally varies). I hope to have my weight back up in a few weeks. I hope this calms everyone's curiosity. I'll keep you updated on this as it progresses.

i's? (1)

ElephanTS (624421) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330391)

Always wondered what the i's in the Apple product line stood for? Internet, information? No, ill.

extreme vegetarian diet? (2, Interesting)

peter303 (12292) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330409)

The body loses efficiency in absorbing some nutrients like B12 as one ages. Jobs has been known to have some weird diets when younger. But he has often hired private chefs who specialize in quality vegetarian preparation.

guess the hormone? insulin, thyroid ... (1)

peter303 (12292) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330529)

The Denver quarterback had trouble keeping on weight two seasons ago and a surprise case of type-1 diabetes turned up. He didnt have other common symptoms like extreme fatigue, urination, etc., so doctors thought it was just stress. But high sugar turned up on his annual blood test.
Steve had some of his pancreas removed during his cancer and the remainder may become insufficient.

Oblig. Monty Python (1)

gzipped_tar (1151931) | more than 5 years ago | (#26330641)

I'm not dead! ... I... feel... happy...

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