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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:18 PM

Chavez's cancer surgery successful, Venezuela VP says

By Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Wallis
CARACAS | Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:07pm EST

(Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's cancer operation in Cuba on Tuesday was a success, his vice president said, adding that the complex surgery had lasted more than six hours and he would be recuperating for several days ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/12/us-venezuela-chavez-idUSBRE8B90CB20121212

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Reply Chavez's cancer surgery successful, Venezuela VP says (Original post)
struggle4progress Dec 2012 OP
Zorro Dec 2012 #1
ocpagu Dec 2012 #2
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 #3
joshcryer Dec 2012 #4
Zorro Dec 2012 #5
Bacchus4.0 Dec 2012 #6
joshcryer Dec 2012 #7

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:10 AM

1. I'm wondering whether he'll make it to his inauguration day

and whether he will even return to Venezuela.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:44 AM

2. ...

 



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According to some, Chávez should have been dead since months ago...

This reminds me of one of my best friends that had cancer. She passed through 13 surgeries in less than 5 years, + chemo and radiotherapy. She's now cured (5 years without reminiscence) and she says that the worst thing during this difficult times were not recovering from surgeries or dealing with chemo and radio effects, but hearing people telling her she wouldn't make it. It must be really cruel indeed.

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Response to ocpagu (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:22 PM

3. good post.

 

Cancer sucks, and Dr's are terrible at predicting it's course. My mother was given 6 months to a year. After three months they said "OMG, you are doing so well, cancer is gone". Then she died of a stroke shortly thereafter. Cancer blows.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:51 PM

4. Rumor is they're trying to keep him alive long enough to campaign for the homophobic Maduro.

Maduro would do well to have a decrepit Chavez sitting in a wheelchair beside him holding his fist up. With the occasional interruption to make a point or two.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:30 PM

5. I think he's too sick

Dan Rather was reporting earlier this year that Chavez is suffering from metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma and it was doubtful he could make it to the election.

He passed that milestone, but I sense things are looking a bit grim for him to hang on for much longer. We'll see.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:34 PM

6. keep us informed on the skinny as well as the chisme

I don't trust any "official" info regarding him.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:47 AM

7. Neither do I.

I was in the bubble for Capriles, which has made me stand back and take a second look.

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