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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:46 AM
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Cheney Spine Surgery: Former VP In Hospital
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is having elective back surgery at George Washington University Hospital.

Cheney spokeswoman Lucy Tutwiler says the surgery Thursday is to deal with lumbar spinal stenosis, a common cause of lower back pain in older adults.

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal the passage for the spinal cord which in turn puts pressure on nerves, causing pain. Surgery is done to widen the passage and ease that pressure, typically by removing a bit of the vertebra.

Dr. Anthony Caputy, chairman of the hospital's neurosurgery department, is performing the operation.

Cheney is 68 years old. He has had four heart attacks.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/17/dick-cheney-un...

SOCIALIST!!

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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:47 AM
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1. Drat...
I thought maybe they were trying to grow one for him.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:47 AM
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2. Wishing him a slow , painful recovery.
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:48 AM
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3. lot's of pain huh?
Gee, that's a shame.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:48 AM
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4. This evil man will live forever.
The devil makes 'em sturdy, don't he?
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:49 AM
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5. Obviously He Has A Good Health Insurance Plan........
most of us with the same problem would have to live in pain.
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:50 AM
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6. Wonkettes take on the issue:
HYPOTHETICALLY, IF THERE WERE, IN FACT, DEATH PANELS, IN SOME CASES IT MIGHT MAKE SENSE TO THINK ABOUT USING THEM. On an unrelated note, Vice President of Hell Dick Cheney is headed to surgery today so that he might rid himself forever of his tragic back pain. It is somewhat of an experimental treatment, as this is an operation typically performed on human beings.

http://wonkette.com/tag/pt-illegal-aliens-getting-healt... /

Heh!
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:51 AM
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7. Where can I find a 'fuck you' card?
hope the anesthesiologist uses water boarding to put him under.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:41 AM
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26. i'm look'n for a DONT GET WELL...BURN IN HELL.!! card
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BolivarianHero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:51 AM
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8. Hmmm...This story can't be true...
Does Dick Cheney have a spine?
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:10 AM
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17. I think it's just a cover story
He's really in for another transfusion of unicorn blood.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:10 AM
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18. Deferment dick? n/t
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marlakay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:52 AM
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9. I don't wish to be a mean person so
I will only say it will take him time to recover and during that he won't be around to mess with us.

I had back operation in lower back 9 years ago and there is a lot of pain and recovery time. And the older you are the harder it will be plus his heart...
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jeffbr Donating Member (377 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:53 AM
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10. And we're paying for this nonsense
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:30 AM
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22. Pisses ya off, doesn't it? It does me!
x(
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:55 AM
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11. I hope his turns out for him as well as my mother's, who can no longer walk and has a lot of pain.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:57 AM
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12. get that wheelchair ready you criminal you!!!
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Gman2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:59 AM
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13. They're just repairing his evil steel girder spine.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:03 AM
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14. Boy I hope this not too painful ..... honest.
I hope he has an Iraqi as his doctor
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:08 AM
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15. never thought he had a heart, much less four.
I just had my spinal stenosis, among other problems, operated on. but that was caused by a drunk.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:08 AM
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16. Could they please transplant HIS spine into Harry Reids body?
J/K of course.....kinda.
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:12 AM
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19. May his pain be profound for the next 68 months....
...hey, Shitstain, you can always call your buddy the fat bag 'o shit, Rushbo, for a stash of Oxycontin.
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BoneDaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:14 AM
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20. This just out: THEY FOUND NO SPINE
just a couple of deferrments.
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:22 AM
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21. Hope he has good insurance. Many many many others woudl just have to suffer through the pain. Even
those with insurance.
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mindfulNJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:34 AM
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23. Aww...poor little Dick.
How 'bout we send him a nice big bouquet of dead roses?? :evilgrin:
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:36 AM
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24. I'm going to send him a card.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:39 AM
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25. To bad that spine was missing during Vietnam.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:44 AM
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27. Dick hasn't seen real pain yet
Justice is coming you Dick!
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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:45 AM
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28. how do evil people get reincarnated
does anyone have a clue (without making a joke).
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:50 AM
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29. It's a cover story -- actually he's having the tail removed again
It keeps growing back.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:52 AM
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30. How long before this stain on American politics ROASTS for his crimes?
Stop making the insufferable indestructable.
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