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aznkid25
Jan 26, 2009, 03:19 PM
http://gawker.com/5139511/steve-jobs-reportedly-under-the-knife-at-stanford-hospital-today
Ailing Apple CEO Steve Jobs checked into Stanford Hospital over the weekend and was scheduled for surgery this morning, we hear.

At a party in Silicon Valley last night, a Stanford staffer who had just come from the hospital told friends, including our source, about the "extra special care" being afforded their famous patient.

The specific procedure Jobs was checked in for wasn't relayed by the chatty Stanford employee. Bloomberg News, citing experts who had observed Jobs's condition after treatment for pancreatic cancer in 2004, reported that he might have liver cancer.

Jobs is currently on a six-month medical leave from Apple, but he remains the company's CEO. In announcing his leave, the company said Jobs would remain involved in "major strategic decisions." Apple's board of directors has consistently tested disclosure requirements concerning Jobs's health for more than five years. He first learned of his cancer in 2003, but did not disclose it publicly until July 2004, when he announced his decision to undergo surgery. Apple COO Tim Cook is running the company

Steve Dowling, an Apple spokesman, did not return a phone call for comment. The operator at Stanford Hospital did not have a listing for a patient under Jobs's name, but a spokesman for the hospital said that any patient can request not to be listed under federal privacy laws.

Jobs did not attend Stanford, but he has long had ties to the institution; he gave a commencement address at the university in 2005 where he openly discussed his brush with mortality.

gibbz
Jan 26, 2009, 03:22 PM
Can't people just leave him alone.

Our society is sick in the head. Very sad.

dejo
Jan 26, 2009, 03:31 PM
...the chatty Stanford employee.
Not for long!

rpaloalto
Jan 26, 2009, 03:44 PM
Not for long!

Ha Ha, Thats what I thought to. They do have ways to find out. Stanford and Stanford hospital are very tight about privacy issues.

I hope all is well for the man. I'm sure more will be revealed later if true. Hopefully from a more official source.

wasn't one of steve jobs, favorite sayings ''Lose Lips Sink Ships''

davidwarren
Jan 26, 2009, 03:46 PM
on cnet too:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10150165-37.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5

IJ Reilly
Jan 26, 2009, 04:37 PM
Arguing against the liver transplant rumor is the lack of likelihood that inoperable cancer was just discovered in his liver, and if so, that a suitable transplant could be located within a matter of days.

Peace
Jan 26, 2009, 04:41 PM
Arguing against the liver transplant rumor is the lack of likelihood that inoperable cancer was just discovered in his liver, and if so, that a suitable transplant could be located within a matter of days.

I'm an old Deadhead.

When the Dead's bass player Phil Lesh announced he had a liver transplant he said " I was lucky to be able to find a match within 3 days of the diagnosis and had the surgery."

He was diagnosed with a bad liver and had the transplant 3 days later. Money talks. I can attest to that.

Peterkro
Jan 26, 2009, 04:45 PM
Arguing against the liver transplant rumor is the lack of likelihood that inoperable cancer was just discovered in his liver, and if so, that a suitable transplant could be located within a matter of days.

I find it hard to believe someone in Jobs position wouldn't be checked for Liver growths often enough to catch anything at a operable stage. I may be wrong but I think anything over operable stage rules out transplant as well (although having a huge amount of money may induce doctors to try).

IJ Reilly
Jan 26, 2009, 04:47 PM
I'm an old Deadhead.

When the Dead's bass player Phil Lesh announced he had a liver transplant he said " I was lucky to be able to find a match within 3 days of the diagnosis and had the surgery."

He was diagnosed with a bad liver and had the transplant 3 days later. Money talks. I can attest to that.

No doubt. But probably in Lesh's case he hadn't been a cancer patient prior to that time (?), so it's more likely that the disease could have advanced to an inoperable stage before it was detected. Steve's medical condition should have been monitored closely since his initial treatment.

Keebler
Jan 26, 2009, 05:51 PM
Can't people just leave him alone.

Our society is sick in the head. Very sad.

+2

alot of other ppl are dying and died today.

lmcintyre
Jan 26, 2009, 07:08 PM
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sushi
Jan 26, 2009, 07:17 PM
Not for long!
I hope that you are right.

Best to SJ and his family.

akm3
Jan 26, 2009, 08:14 PM
I work in healthcare, and if I blabbed about that for a NON-famous patient I'd be fired. A famous one and I would be lynched and the hospital would probably get investigated by the Joint Commission and pull our accreditation, if it was a big enough gaffe.

Peace
Jan 26, 2009, 08:16 PM
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/01/26/report-steve-jobs-is-in-the-office-today/

He was at work today.

emmawu
Jan 26, 2009, 08:43 PM
In case anyone doesn't know, reporting a person is even a patient is a violation of HIPPA (patient privacy) laws. If Steve needs a liver I'm sure many people would volunteer to help.

IJ Reilly
Jan 26, 2009, 09:14 PM
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/01/26/report-steve-jobs-is-in-the-office-today/

He was at work today.

According to yet another unsubstantiated rumor. ;)

If Steve needs a liver I'm sure many people would volunteer to help.

"Volunteer to sacrifice your life for Steve."

Now there's a product even Steve Jobs would have a hard time selling.

Peace
Jan 26, 2009, 09:16 PM
According to yet another unsubstantiated rumor. ;)





Man I can't win for losing. If I say anything about him having a condition I get a remark. When I post a link disputing it I get a remark.

*sigh*
:)

IJ Reilly
Jan 26, 2009, 09:17 PM
Man I can't win for losing. If I say anything about him having a condition I get a remark. When I post a link disputing it I get a remark.

*sigh*
:)

Well I was joking. Hey, maybe you were too!

macJC50640
Jan 27, 2009, 12:04 AM
Well, I hope all is going well. It will be nice to have him back, his keynotes are awesome. After all, if it wasn't for Steve Jobs we wouldn't have a mouse or a GUI! (right?:confused:) :p:apple:

Sun Baked
Jan 27, 2009, 12:07 AM
He was having a boil on his ass lanced (otherwise known as a blogger) ...

99MustangGTman
Jan 27, 2009, 12:34 AM
I hope he turns out fine.

SJD
Jan 27, 2009, 12:58 AM
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/01/26/report-steve-jobs-is-in-the-office-today/

He was at work today.

I've heard of this authors name before so it's believable, if not a little hypocritical when he says he gets annoyed that media is reporting on his health, yet he blogs about it.

SJ should really be left alone.

talkingfuture
Jan 27, 2009, 04:39 AM
Its a shame the media have to intrude into people's lives like this. Especially when they can't confirm their facts.

IJ Reilly
Jan 27, 2009, 10:42 AM
Its a shame the media have to intrude into people's lives like this. Especially when they can't confirm their facts.

These kinds of comments are somewhat amusing, appearing on a forum dedicated to rumors, of all things. I don't like to hear these rampant and unsubstantiated rumors flying around either, but as always, the antidote for rumors is facts -- a commodity which Apple has been pretty stingy in doling out.

sparky7
Jan 27, 2009, 10:43 AM
Good luck Steve.

talkingfuture
Jan 27, 2009, 10:49 AM
These kinds of comments are somewhat amusing, appearing on a forum dedicated to rumors, of all things. I don't like to hear these rampant and unsubstantiated rumors flying around either, but as always, the antidote for rumors is facts -- a commodity which Apple has been pretty stingy in doling out.

There is a big difference between rumors about possible new products and something as private as the health of a stranger.

yellow
Jan 27, 2009, 10:50 AM
Not for long!

Agreed. HIPAA violation typically = pink slip.

IJ Reilly
Jan 27, 2009, 11:00 AM
There is a big difference between rumors about possible new products and something as private as the health of a stranger.

A stranger? Hm, that's an interesting way to characterize Uncle Steve. I mean, his ability to run Apple has no impact on anybody but his immediate family. Right? Wrong. Not to reopen this debate again, but the SEC is looking into this because running a public company is, by definition, not a completely private matter.

dXTC
Jan 27, 2009, 12:16 PM
I work in healthcare, and if I blabbed about that for a NON-famous patient I'd be fired. A famous one and I would be lynched and the hospital would probably get investigated by the Joint Commission and pull our accreditation, if it was a big enough gaffe.

I work in healthcare as well (IT department). One of my colleagues got suspended without pay a few years ago for just looking at an electronic medical record of a relatively well-known athletic coach while the person was admitted.

Now, talking to the media about it? Yep, that's a "You have 5 minutes to clear your desk" action for sure. Healthcare administrations don't play with HIPAA.

carlgo
Jan 27, 2009, 12:34 PM
A stranger? Hm, that's an interesting way to characterize Uncle Steve. I mean, his ability to run Apple has no impact on anybody but his immediate family. Right? Wrong. Not to reopen this debate again, but the SEC is looking into this because running a public company is, by definition, not a completely private matter.

About 90% of the posters here think it is a totally private matter. Their hearts are in the right place, but they are wrong. You have to disclose and when that many people are depending on you, you should disclose.

Dmac77
Jan 27, 2009, 01:04 PM
According to yet another unsubstantiated rumor. ;)



"Volunteer to sacrifice your life for Steve."

Now there's a product even Steve Jobs would have a hard time selling.

Actually, they just take part of your liver. So someone could give (part) of their liver, and would not die.

Don

IJ Reilly
Jan 27, 2009, 01:30 PM
About 90% of the posters here think it is a totally private matter. Their hearts are in the right place, but they are wrong. You have to disclose and when that many people are depending on you, you should disclose.

Right, and you need only look at what AAPL has done when rumors are circulated about Steve's health to know that it's of material interest to investors. It may be difficult to accept, but in no small part this is Steve's doing. He has certainly cultivated his rock-star CEO image.

Actually, they just take part of your liver. So someone could give (part) of their liver, and would not die.

Hadn't heard that. I can only imagine the interoffice memo...

patrick0brien
Jan 27, 2009, 01:53 PM
-All

This turned out to be false (surprise)

Linkypoo (http://www.alleyinsider.com/2009/1/was-steve-jobs-in-surgery-today)

Chappers
Jan 27, 2009, 01:55 PM
Hadn't heard that. I can only imagine the interoffice memo...

You'll probably start getting volunteers here :)

IJ Reilly
Jan 27, 2009, 01:57 PM
-All

This turned out to be false (surprise)

Linkypoo (http://www.alleyinsider.com/2009/1/was-steve-jobs-in-surgery-today)

You do realize this just the repetition of yet another unsubstantiated rumor, already posted to this thread.

patrick0brien
Jan 27, 2009, 02:00 PM
You do realize this just the repetition of yet another unsubstantiated rumor, already posted to this thread.

Something like that.

Barbie
Jan 28, 2009, 01:43 PM
Silly reportards - although he maybe our version of Britney, he mustn't be hounded at his age and health.

Barbie.