Medical Update

Alex Pournelle reports today on Dr. Pournelle’s current health status:

As of this morning, Dad is improving still. More motor skills, more speech improvement (at least to me). He is also annoyed at his inability to express himself by typing, though I suspect he will be back to banging away pretty quick, at least with 2 fingers.

Tomorrow starts the long term intensive physical therapy and then home adaptation. Will update as that happens.

Thanks again for all the good wishes.

Here’s a picture of Dr. and Mrs. Pournelle:

Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Pournelle

Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Pournelle

Note that comments are enabled on this update, for expressing good wishes and encouragement.

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109 Responses to Medical Update

  1. John Small says:

    Dr. Pournelle, wishing you a graciously speedy recovery, return to Chaos Manor and your next Surface. Already I’m losing touch with reality!


    Best wishes for continuing recovery from a long time admirer and reader.

  3. Pat Cadigan says:

    I’ve only just heard about Jerry’s stroke. I spent some time in the hospital myself in December for an entirely different problem.

    My best, best, best wishes to Jerry and Roberta and the whole Pournelle family. Keep fighting, Jerry!

  4. Kyle Hamar says:

    So many of us have you in our thoughts, and hope for ongoing recovery. You have touched the minds of so many of the years and I hope for just a moment we can return that positive karma in your direction. Very best regards, KH.

  5. Stacy Stanley says:

    All of our best to you, and may you stretch my mind and heart for many more. Have read your work for nearly forty years…and my son does now. You have more impact on minds …and on our culture…than can be easily measured. You have our prayers.

  6. Laura Sampson says:

    God bless you and your family, Dr. Pournelle. You’re in my prayers.

  7. Dear Alex:

    I just learned of your father’s stroke , and hope you will convey my best wishes to you , and my hope for his swift and complete recovery .

    Russell Seitz

  8. Paul R. Cole says:

    Dr. Pournelle- I am praying for a speedy recovery from your recent stroke. As a life long reader of your stories and follower of your fiction, non-fiction, Byte and Chaos Manor writings I can not express what a profound impact your words and wisdom have had.

    Wishing you a full recovery.

  9. BlueArkie says:

    I will forever treasure the stories you’ve written over the years, and I am glad to hear that you are improving after your recent stroke.

    Your unique voice has reached far deeper into our culture than you could ever imagine. I’ve been a devoted reader for many of my 65 years, and have found myself in discussions of your work with my grandchildren who are as enthusiastic as I am.

    Wishing you many more Wonderful New Years!

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