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Dennis On the Road to Recovery

Dennis Wolf Undergoing Treatment for Devic's Disease


Dennis Wolf, former CFO of MySQL, is in the hospital undergoing treatment for neuromyelitis optica (NMO) also known as Devic's Disease.  This is a spinal cord inflammation with similarities to Multiple Sclerosis.  Dennis is a very special guy to get such a rare disease. He's also a tough son-of-a-gun, so I have no doubt that he will put this behind him with a full recovery just as he did 18 years ago.  But it will take some time, attention and help from many people. 

He has started Plasmapheresis treatment tonight whereby they pump out his plasma, remove the anti-bodies and pump in fresh-frozen plasma.  This can take several sessions before there are results, but the doctors are confident that this is what's needed.  

Overall, Dennis is in good spirits and is dealing well with the discomfort.  Dennis is quite happy if folks get the word out on his condition via twitter, email, blogs etc.  

Please keep Dennis and his family in your thoughts and prayers. 


Dennis, please know that many people are pulling for you to make a speedy and complete recovery! All the best for a happy, peaceful and HEALTHY 2010.

Warm regards,


Dennis, you are in our thoughts and we hope for a speedy recovery for you!

Kind regards,

Marten & family

Dennis: We Dolphins owe so much to you. Some of my fondest memories of MySQL are of you, your brilliance, your passion, your compassion, your vision for the company, and your strength. It’s that strength that will help you through this and help bring a speedy recovery.

Today, the way I can thank you for all you’ve done is to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.



Dennis - Shocked to hear, thinking of you, hang in there!


Dennis: Our thoughts are with you and your family. You always demonstrate such strength and courage when confronted with a challenge. I'm sure you will do so again and prevail again.


I was sorry to hear your news tonight. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Get better soon.
All the best,

Dennis, our thoughts are with you and your family. Recover well!!

Olivier & Family

Dennis, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Have a speedy recovery.

All the best.



I wish you and yours strength and endurance. I hope the treatment goes well, and the recovery will be swift.

Roland Bouman


We're all hoping for a speedy reenactment of that first full recovery. I think many of us never knew about the first time until now, but we do know that you're amazing for many reasons, so I look forward to learning that you've prevailed again soon.



My thoughts are with you and your family, with hopes for a fast recovery.



Keep fighting! There are many who enjoy your presence on planet Earth!

I wish for your quick recovery. May your enduring struggle ripple our existence into even greater clarity, wisdom and rebirth.


Dennis, I wish you a prosperous year getting well real soon! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Yours sincerely

Dennis, I'm confident that you'll do a repeat performance and quickly get well again. Just like all your friends out there I'm thinking of you and your family.

All the best,

Dennis, as I know you from many invigorating discussions, you are a fantatstic role model when it comes to mentally and physically coping with diseases. Your attitude and stamina has helped you and others before; it will do so this time, too.


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