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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:15 AM
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CBS Kimberly Dozier Out of Hospital - Injured in Iraq in May
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser /

On July 17, CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier was moved from the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda to Kernan Hospital, "a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility in the Baltimore area." In an e-mail this morning, CBS said "she was released yesterday and will continue her rehabilitation on an outpatient basis." Dozier has released this statement:

"Folks, I'm leaving hospitals behind, ahead of the deadline, or at least ahead of schedule. I've had a couple setbacks, and I still face a couple minor surgeries, but overall, the prognosis is far better than the docs had hoped just after I'd reached Germany. The teams at Balad, Landstuhl, and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. worked overtime -- something like a dozen surgeries at least, including one that lasted 11 hours.

Just a few weeks later, I'm up on crutches and can even manage with a cane. It's not pretty, but I'm walking on my own -- and that, I also owe, to some hard-driving therapists at Kernan Hospital in Maryland, who kept saying, 'Now try this...'

The next step: continued outpatient rehab to get my body used to being in motion full-time.

<snip>

I've learned slowly how close I came to joining my friends, cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan, both killed by the blast. I owe my life to the quick actions of the 4th Infantry Division's Sgt. Mootoosamy -- who took charge of the scene, with his commander down and many of his men injured -- and medic Spc. Flores, who patched me up. Even with a car bomb cooking off, sending shrapnel through the air just a couple dozen feet from us, Spc. Flores just kept calmly speaking to me and working on my legs -- no wavering, no pause.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:20 AM
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1. She's one of the very lucky ones. nt
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:31 PM
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3. Yes she is. I wish her continued healing and recovery
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:22 AM
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2. She has a long painful road ahead of her. She's lucky to be alive.
Heck, she's lucky to still have her legs. :(

I broke an ankle and it was really hard to rehab. I can't imagine what she is going through with the huge amount of damage to her legs. She's wearing sneakers because her feet are too swollen to fit into regular shoes. I had to buy large size sneakers because that's all I could fit my foot into and still walk after I got out the cast and off crutches.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 02:31 AM
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4. KnR. This is good news in a war that has killed a huge number of journos.
I wish her a swift recovery.

Hekate

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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:37 AM
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5. Good for her!
She may have been the best tee vee correspondent in Eye-raq and her presence has been missed.

p.s. damn she's tall.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:41 AM
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6. A salute to medics everywhere!
Many thanks to our unsung heroes.
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