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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:08 PM

McCain undergoes surgery for intestinal infection

Source: CNN

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, who has has been undergoing treatment for a brain cancer diagnosis in his home state since late last year, is hospitalized in stable condition after undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection, his office said Monday.

In a statement, his office said, "On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis."

The statement also included a progress report on McCain's treatment and condition while he's been recovering in his home state.
"Over the last few months, Senator McCain has been participating in physical therapy at his home in Cornville, Arizona, as he recovers from the side effects of cancer treatment.

He has remained engaged on his work as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and has enjoyed frequent visits from his family, friends, staff and Senate colleagues. Senator McCain and his family are grateful to the senator's excellent care team, and appreciate the support and prayers they continue to receive from people all over the country."

McCain, 81, made public last summer his brain cancer diagnosis, and he's been recovering from side effects of the cancer treatment at his home in Arizona since late last year. While he's been away from Washington, he's continued to be involved with current events, including President Donald Trump's handling of Syria.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/16/politics/john-mccain-hospitalized-surgery/index.html

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Reply McCain undergoes surgery for intestinal infection (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Apr 2018 OP
democrank Apr 2018 #1
George II Apr 2018 #2
SunSeeker Apr 2018 #3
iluvtennis Apr 2018 #5
Honeycombe8 Apr 2018 #4
lordsummerisle Apr 2018 #6
left-of-center2012 Apr 2018 #7
CountAllVotes Apr 2018 #10
Judi Lynn Apr 2018 #8
CountAllVotes Apr 2018 #9

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:12 PM

1. Stay strong, Senator McCain

and keep fighting.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:31 PM

2. Hope the surgery was a success and doesn't accelerate the inevitable.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:45 PM

3. Wow. He is going through a lot. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:12 PM

5. Yep. My wishes for a good recovery

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:56 PM

4. Ooooh, I bet that infection was painful. nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:44 PM

6. Given what he's been through in his life

it's obvious McCain has a very strong constitution (no pun intended)
from good genes no doubt...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:09 PM

7. I wonder if Meghan McCain will be on "The View" tomorrow?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:36 AM

10. Who knows is right

Say what you may about Meghan McCain. One thing is for certain, she sure loves her father a lot. I feel for her as I'm sure its been very difficult for her and the rest of the family.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 02:11 AM

8. He has struggled so much in the last year.

It is truly time he caught a break

Best wishes to him and his family.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 04:20 AM

9. Get well soon Sen. McCain

I had the same infection. Not only was it painful, it damn near killed me as peritonitis set-in and the infection jumped to my appendix and I lost that as well as 10 feet of my intestines.

It turned into three surgeries in 9 mos.

It was a living hell and I wouldn't wish such a massive infection (4 pts. of blood transfused to boot) as it left me with a load of painful adhesions and wow, what a scared up mess I am today and as for the pain, worse than ever now some 9 years later.

Therefore, given what I know, I do hope he gets over this nightmare and that he doesn't have a colostomy bag as the result of the infection.



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