Senator Kennedy: “I feel like a million bucks…”

I have followed the Kennedy family since I was a 12 years old when JFK was elected President of The United States.  The tragedies are too numerous to mention.  The triumphs are just as numerous. 

In spite of an early flirtation with going against the grain of his family’s political ambitions, Ted Kennedy found his niche in the United States Senate.  For over 40 years Ted Kennedy has been on the side of the disenfranchised of this nation.  He is not just a Senator, he is a Statesman.  Anyone can be a politician.  FEW can be legitimately called “Statesmen”.

Today I saw a post on KOS where it said:

Mon Jun 02, 2008 at 07:30:06 PM PDT

Proving that you can’t keep a good man down, Ted Kennedy emerged from 3 1/2 hours of brain surgery and told his wife:

I feel like a million bucks. I think I’ll do that again tomorrow.

According to the Associated Press:

Dr. Allan Friedman, who performed the surgery at Duke University Medical Center, pronounced the operation a success and said it “accomplished our goals.” Up next: chemotherapy and radiation, aimed at shrinking whatever is left of the tumor.  […]

In the following days, Kennedy will probably be given drugs to prevent brain swelling and seizures, which are possible complications of the surgery. The senator will also be closely watched for bleeding and blood clots, because strokes are also a risk, though they are uncommon. He is expected to return to Boston in about a week.

“After a brief recuperation, he will begin targeted radiation at Massachusetts General Hospital and chemotherapy treatment,” Friedman said. “I hope that everyone will join us in praying for Sen. Kennedy to have an uneventful and robust recovery.”

Good wishes can be sent to Senator Kennedy here

 

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~ by kstreet67 on June 3, 2008.

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