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Mon Jun 11, 2012, 10:48 PM

Bryson to take medical leave

Source: CNN

(CNN) U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, under investigation for possible felony hit-and-run after allegedly causing two weekend car accidents in California, will take a medical leave of absence "as he undergoes tests and evaluations," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday night.

A Commerce Department spokeswoman said earlier Monday that Bryson, 68, had suffered a seizure when the two accidents occurred Saturday.

Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/11/bryson-to-take-medical-leave/




Edited to add:

Longer article with more details here: http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/11/politics/california-bryson/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 10:57 PM

1. Good

 

Find out what's wrong.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:04 PM

2. Good grief, but these stories are getting shorter and shorter. Nothing really to say, is there?

Just hope no one was hurt, and that it may be time for him to retire from work or maybe just driving. If it was a stroke, that is or from an untreatable condition, that is. It would seem he'd be unable to keep his license if this is what happened to him. He looks in fairly good shape in the photograph, though.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:08 PM

3. Here's a LONGER version that CNN has posted on the link below

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:54 PM

5. I am suspicious...

...of a brain lesion. These can present out of the blue .

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Response to du_grad (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 12:31 AM

9. Not sure how that works, although I know people with them that have seizures that do not respond to

The regular treatments for them. It can be dangerous with sudden falls, etc. I know a person who literally had to wear a helmet, the falls were so unpredictable. The lesions were from meningitis in childhood. After many injuries the person is in a wheelchair, which is safer.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 11:58 PM

6. Well most people that haven't ever had a seizure don't have one

until they do.

Considering no drugs or alcohol and he was unconscious at the scene...I am guessing that is probably what happened.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 12:24 AM

8. Thanks, that was much better. Sounds like a prolonged and confusing episode. I'm familiar with...

People having these, but not driving. They often remember nothing and it takes a while to 'get back' so to speak. I'm glad to see that the people in the other vehicle weren't hurt badly, or at least it didn't say they had to be treated.

That he was found unconscious, might have been one of the different kinds of seizures. I won't bore you with details.

Appreciate the fuller verion, Tx4Obama, you always keep up well with your threads and links.

EDIT: Post came through garbled and edits aren't taking. Trying again.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 12:23 AM

7. Hopefully though tests will show that this wasnt a Dick Cheney. nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 12:31 AM

10. It doesn't have to be a stroke or a seizure disorder.

A plain old infection can cause a person to black out-- says the woman who once drove 10 miles while unconscious due to a UTI.

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