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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:15 AM
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Doctor: Senator responding to voice, touch
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Tim Johnson, who underwent brain surgery Thursday morning, is responding to word and touch, his doctor said.

The Democratic senator from South Dakota suffered a brain hemorrhage on Wednesday.

Johnson, 59, was in critical condition Thursday morning after surgery, said David Boyd, a spokesman in the nursing supervisor's office.

Adm. John Eisold, attending physician at the U.S. Capitol, said Johnson's post-operative recovery has been "uncomplicated."

According to the senator's spokeswoman, Julianne Fisher, Eisold said the bleeding in the senator's brain was the result of pressure from blood vessels that are too close together, a condition known as congenital arteriovenous malformation.

Johnson was born with the condition, he said. (Interactive: What is congenital arteriovenous malformation?)

"He underwent successful surgery to evacuate the blood and stabilize the malformation," Eisold said. "The senator is recovering without complication in the critical care unit.

"It is premature to determine whether further surgery will be required or to assess any long-term prognosis."

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This is VERY good news! :bounce:
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:17 AM
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1. This Was Yesterday's News, Not New News.
But yes, some of the news that came out yesterday was far more encouraging.
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:50 AM
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3. whatever...
some of us are a little behind I guess :eyes:
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:52 AM
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4. Obviously.
:eyes:
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:17 AM
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2. Get well Senator and take as much time as it takes and worry not
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