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Kennedy to Undergo Surgery for Brain Tumor

Update Kennedy Doctor Calls Brain Surgery a Success:

Friedman said Kennedy was awake during the procedure and should not experience any permanent neurological effects from the surgery. A spokeswoman for Kennedy said the senator spoke with his wife, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, right after surgery, AP reported. He told her: “I feel like a million bucks. I think I’ll do that again tomorrow.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Senator Kennedy and his family on this difficult day:

Washington Post:
Kennedy to Undergo Surgery for Brain Tumor

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) is scheduled to undergo surgery today at Duke University to remove a highly lethal tumor that doctors discovered in his brain last month.

In a statement released by his office, the 76-year-old Democratic icon said he would fight the grim prognosis he was given in May through a combination of surgery, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. The operation, which is being performed by neurosurgeon Allan H. Friedman of Duke University Medical Center, was scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and last about six hours. But aides to Kennedy warned that those times could change, and a spokesman in Washington said late this morning that no information had been released as to whether the operation had begun.

7 Responses

  1. The thoughts and prayers of all Conflucians are with Kennedy and his family. We all hope he will be back to full health and to the Senate soon, where his voice is badly needed. He remains the Liberal lion.

  2. Good luck senator.

  3. Best wishes to Senator Kennedy to a complete and speedy recovery.

  4. Neurosurgeon Allan H. Friedman of Duke University Medical Center is one of the best. Senator Kennedy couldn’t be in better hands. Best wishes Senator and we hope to see you back in Hyannis soon.

  5. I love Senator Kennedy even if I’m offended by some of his actions in regards to this election. I wish him the best and a quick return to health.

  6. Ditto, MABlue.

    Sending many, many wonderful thoughts and well wishes to Senator Kennedy and his family. He seems to be receiving some of the best professional care possible. So I will continue to have faith in his complete recovery.

  7. Best wishes to Teddy. He was in the best hands at Duke. But oy, it freaks me out that he was AWAKE during brain surgery! Eeek. Is that normal?

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