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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:20 AM
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A little tiny measure of justice in the world: Cheney has been in pain
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/17/dick-cheney-un...

Cheney Spine Surgery: Former VP In Hospital|||Today 10:59 AM|The Huffington Post News EditorsWASHINGTON � 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.

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.





(Did they mention that Cheney is 68 years old and has had four heart attacks?)
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:24 AM
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1. The Death of Longshanks?
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:27 AM
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2. He hurt his back hauling all those pallets of cash out of Iraq
He shoulda used a forklift
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321Morrow Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:27 AM
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3. It must be "torture" for Cheney to have to go through all that.
Would you rather be waterboarded or have back surgery?
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:29 AM
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4. Sleeping in a coffin during the day will do that to a person.. nt
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:26 PM
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14. must have spent too much time in the coffin
and not enough time hanging upside down, that will straighten the 'ol back right out! :D
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:32 AM
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5. He has the best healthcare
out there paid for by us taxpayers. He's got his, screw the rest of us.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:33 AM
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6. My mum had that - it can be very painful.
Hope the operation works (it usually does at least partially) and that he has a new appreciation for doctors and healthcare; not that his other treatments seem to have done that.
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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:36 AM
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7. Perhaps one of the Dems could donate a spine?
Excellent condition, almost unused.
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frebrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:47 PM
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17. LOL!

:rofl:
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Winterblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:39 AM
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8. When this piece of Garbage passes the world will rejoice
at least I will and I don't recall any other living being I have felt this way about. Maybe KKKarl Rove :shrug: I will feel relief when he is gone as well.
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frebrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:12 PM
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9. Just made my day......
Poor baby!

:nopity:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:58 PM
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10. This could go horribly wrong
he could be paralyzed for the rest of his days and nights.
Just saying.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:02 PM
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11. That COULD happen, but it's very rare.
I informed my mum that Cheney had the same thing as her. She said, "He deserves it. I don't." Quite right, too.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:24 PM
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13. Give her a hug for me
:hi:
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booley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:03 PM
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12. Sorry doesn't do it for me
That's nto really Justice. Just the aches of a very old and frail man.

I hope Cheney gets well soon and lives to be 120.


In a jail cell
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:37 PM
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15. We can hope
right :shrug:
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:45 PM
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16. Nah, forget it.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 02:45 PM by Iggo
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