Ted Kennedy Surgery A Success

Bump and Update: Surgery a success.

Senator Edward Kennedy is undergoing a risky six hour surgery at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina.

Send good thoughts his way.

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    Well, that's the fighting decision. (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by MarkL on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:16:21 PM EST
    No surprise there!

    He is taking action rather than giving up (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by BarnBabe on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:22:59 PM EST
    I really hope it works out and I am glad they are tying a procedure to save his life. He is a character of our times. Best wishes to him to recover and once again sound the halls of the Senate.

    In the meantime, sad to see Bo Didley left us. Remember Bo knows?

    Good luck Senator... (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by OrangeFur on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:33:26 PM EST
    Good luck to everyone. There's been enough nastiness this cycle for a generation.

    Ahh the Kennedy spirit: (5.00 / 5) (#11)
    by andgarden on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:34:45 PM EST
    A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Democrat says Kennedy spoke with his wife, Vicki, right after surgery. He told her: "I feel like a million bucks. I think I'll do that again tomorrow."

    Heh (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by Steve M on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:54:04 PM EST
    Let's see if he feels that way after the anesthetic wears off ;)

    No pain nerve cells in the brain (none / 0) (#22)
    by gyrfalcon on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 03:08:43 PM EST
    This kind of surgery is a general shock to the system, but not much pain, as I understand it.

    Glad to hear it. Sen Teddy's a champ (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by Ellie on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:38:59 PM EST
    Sending good thoughts his way.

    O/T thanks Ellie for the music you posted (5.00 / 1) (#25)
    by PssttCmere08 on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 03:25:02 PM EST
    on that PR thread.

    His surgeon is one of the best in the (5.00 / 1) (#20)
    by inclusiveheart on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 02:42:53 PM EST
    world.  He saved a friend of mine who is now ten years out from his bout with brain cancer.  This friend was almost not allowed to have Friedman treat him because of the insurance company.  Friedman beat them up and got my friend into his program on the insurance company's dime.

    Kennedy is lucky that he doesn't have that sort of impediment and that he could go to Friedman.  Most people wouldn't be able to go from Mass to NC for this kind of treatment.

    I hope one day we will all be able to seek the best treatment offered regardless of our geographical location.

    I also hope that Senator Kennedy beats all the odds here.  He has a leg up already with Friedman at the helm.

    Sending them right now... (none / 0) (#1)
    by madamab on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:07:35 PM EST
    thanks for letting us now!

    Good luck, Senator!

    He's an amazing guy...I know he will be (none / 0) (#24)
    by PssttCmere08 on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 03:23:38 PM EST
    around a long time!

    Good thoughts have been going his (none / 0) (#2)
    by JavaCityPal on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:07:41 PM EST
    way since I first heard this on the news a couple of hours ago.

    I was glad to hear that Duke had a procedure they could do. My recollection of early reports was that it was inoperable.

    If schedule is accurate, he should be out of surgery in about an hour.

    CNN (none / 0) (#3)
    by cmugirl on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:11:33 PM EST
    is reporting that he is out of surgery.


    They called it successfull (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by CST on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:25:15 PM EST
    Good for Ted.  it was hard to keep up hope, and it certainly felt for a while like he was on his way out, but this is good news.  Reminds us all that he's still got a shot and if anyone can beat this, Ted can.

    Lots of good wishes for Teddy! (none / 0) (#7)
    by Robot Porter on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:23:45 PM EST
    I've always been a fan.  His 1980 run for the Presidency was one of the first campaigns I ever worked on.  I wasn't even old enough to vote.

    I hope (none / 0) (#9)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:26:47 PM EST
    everything turns out OK.

    Good luck with the (none / 0) (#13)
    by frankly0 on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:40:17 PM EST
    recovery, Teddy.

    May even a fraction of the good you've brought to the lives of others be granted to you.

    God Bless, Ted (none / 0) (#14)
    by digdugboy on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:43:28 PM EST
    I hope "success" means something significant for you and your family.

    In other news, one of our nation's great, unsung feminists, Shirley Bridge, of Seattle, Washington, passed away this morning.

    Best wishes for (none / 0) (#16)
    by Wile ECoyote on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 01:54:56 PM EST
    the distinguished senator from the North East.
    Lets all hope after the surgery that he decides to take it easy for a while and start his much deserved retirement from gov't service to one of his massive mansions.  He can even rest up to continue to lead the charge against the alternative energy Cape Wind Project.

    Hey, screw you! (5.00 / 1) (#23)
    by gyrfalcon on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 03:09:33 PM EST
    if I were TL, I'd ban you for this. (none / 0) (#30)
    by MarkL on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 04:23:32 PM EST
    But that's just me.

    Best wishes, Sen. Kennedy, and best of health-- (none / 0) (#17)
    by jawbone on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 02:17:00 PM EST
    We need you in the Senate to push through true universal healthcare. That would be such a wonderful way to cap your career.

    Or, become the initial phase of ongoing progressive/lib legislative successes!

    Fantastic news. Hope his recovery is swift. (none / 0) (#18)
    by Maria Garcia on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 02:28:36 PM EST

    Glad to hear it (none / 0) (#21)
    by riddlerandy on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 02:50:28 PM EST
    thank you for the update

    It's good the doctor's were notified early, (none / 0) (#26)
    by sarissa on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 03:40:56 PM EST
    else he could have died without assistance.

    Forget it. He's an empty suit conman. (nmi) (none / 0) (#27)
    by Talktruth on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 04:08:57 PM EST

    Sorry - that should not have happened! (none / 0) (#28)
    by Talktruth on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 04:10:52 PM EST
    OMG -that comment was for the "Unify" thread-sorry

    Phew (none / 0) (#29)
    by CST on Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 04:16:46 PM EST
    I was about to rip you a new one.  Glad for the clarification :)