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Not just any blood clot. A two-inch blood clot.
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 16, 2017 07:29PM
That required a craniotomy (opening into the skull.) eye popping smiley

McCain’s Surgery May Be More Serious Than Thought, Experts Say
[www.nytimes.com]

Just flesh wound, though. He'll be right as rain in a jiffy.

How long will/can Mitch wait for him?
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Re: Not just any blood clot. A two-inch blood clot.
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 16, 2017 08:30PM
Hope he survives.
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Re: Not just any blood clot. A two-inch blood clot.
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: July 16, 2017 08:31PM
Pieces are starting to come together.

But many questions have been left unanswered, including whether Mr. McCain had symptoms that prompted doctors to look for the clot. In June, his somewhat confused questioning of James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, led to concerns about his mental status, which he later jokingly dismissed by saying he had stayed up too late watching baseball the night before.

“Usually, a blood clot like this is discovered when patients have symptoms, whether it’s a seizure or headaches or weakness or speech difficulties,” Dr. Baxi said. “Generally, it’s not found on a routine physical because doctors would not know to look for it.”

The cause of the clot has not been disclosed. The possibilities include a fall or a blow to the head, a stroke or certain brain changes associated with aging. Mr. McCain is 80.




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Re: Not just any blood clot. A two-inch blood clot.
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 16, 2017 09:56PM
Senator McCain is not just 80, but a high mileage 80.

I sure hope this is just a transient problem.

I personally think he's not been quite right for the last 6 months for sure.
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Re: Not just any blood clot. A two-inch blood clot.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 17, 2017 01:23AM
Gotta get him well so he can kick 20+ million people off their insurance plans.
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Re: Not just any blood clot. A two-inch blood clot.
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 17, 2017 05:43AM
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“Usually, a blood clot like this is discovered when patients have symptoms, whether it’s a seizure or headaches...

The headache started on January 20 - for all of us!.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld
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Re: Not just any blood clot. A two-inch blood clot.
Posted by: mstudio
Date: July 17, 2017 05:46AM
Wouldn't it be something if this experience makes him think twice about how he will be voting?

It would be nice, but it ain't gonna happen.
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Re: Not just any blood clot. A two-inch blood clot.
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 17, 2017 12:38PM
Sad to say, but the downward spiral has already begun at the cellular level.
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Re: Not just any blood clot. A two-inch blood clot.
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 17, 2017 02:08PM
From the NYT:

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"The good news is that five centimeters is a sizable blood clot, but in the frontal lobe, it should be well tolerated and hopefully he won’t have any neurologic deficits.”

"Should be well tolerated". Blood clots elsewhere in the brain tend to have more obvious symptoms - vision impairment if it's toward the back of the brain, movement or sensory impairment if it's on either side.

Those pressing on the frontal lobes are less obvious, since the frontal lobes are believed to be where things like reasoning, initiative and personality are based. (Thus, disconnecting the frontal lobes, like via a frontal lobotomy, used to be used to calm violent or otherwise troubled individuals, rendering them into docile zombies)

Which is to say there wouldn't be any dramatic and externally obvious neurologic deficits (like hemiparalysis) from McCain's clot...just subtle defects in reasoning, initiative or personality. (!) I'm sure McConnell hopes McCain is back soon.
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Re: Not just any blood clot. A two-inch blood clot.
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 17, 2017 02:30PM
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pdq
From the NYT:

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"The good news is that five centimeters is a sizable blood clot, but in the frontal lobe, it should be well tolerated and hopefully he won’t have any neurologic deficits.”

Which is to say there wouldn't be any dramatic and externally obvious neurologic deficits (like hemiparalysis) from McCain's clot...just subtle defects in reasoning, initiative or personality. (!) I'm sure McConnell hopes McCain is back soon.

So what you are saying is there will be no noticeable difference because he is a Republican senator.



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Re: Not just any blood clot. A two-inch blood clot.
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 17, 2017 02:35PM
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Speedy
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pdq
From the NYT:

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"The good news is that five centimeters is a sizable blood clot, but in the frontal lobe, it should be well tolerated and hopefully he won’t have any neurologic deficits.”

Which is to say there wouldn't be any dramatic and externally obvious neurologic deficits (like hemiparalysis) from McCain's clot...just subtle defects in reasoning, initiative or personality. (!) I'm sure McConnell hopes McCain is back soon.

So what you are saying is there will be no noticeable difference because he is a Republican senator.

oh snap smiley
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Re: Not just any blood clot. A two-inch blood clot.
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 17, 2017 02:58PM
Too bad he was re-elected in spite of his pre-existing condition (being a Senate Republican since 1986).
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