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(Robin) Williams recovering in Ohio after heart surgery
AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/23/09 | AP

Posted on 03/23/2009 12:12:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

NEW YORK – Robin Williams was recovering at the Cleveland Clinic after heart surgery that his doctors deemed successful, his publicists said Monday.

The 57-year-old actor had an operation to replace an aortic valve on March 13, publicists Mara Buxbaum and Chris Kanarick said. He was expected to make a complete recovery in the next eight weeks.

"His heart is strong and he will have normal heart function in the coming weeks with no limitations on what he'll be able to do," said Dr. A. Marc Gillinov, a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. "A couple of hours after surgery, he was entertaining the medical team and making us all laugh."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: heartsurgery; ohio; recovering; robinwilliams
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1 posted on 03/23/2009 12:12:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

na new na new


2 posted on 03/23/2009 12:14:14 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: NormsRevenge

I was thinking about him the other day. Glad there is an update.


3 posted on 03/23/2009 12:14:40 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Be a tough guy Robin...I’ve had 3 of those operations...you’ll be fine!! lol


4 posted on 03/23/2009 12:15:33 PM PDT by briarbey b (There is nothing new under the sun.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I like Mr. Williams. He was prominently featured last month (maybe the month before) on my USO calendar.

I appreciate a man who puts his money where his mouth is.

5 posted on 03/23/2009 12:16:51 PM PDT by wbill
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To: NormsRevenge

p.s. I had surgery on a Wed. and was at the Oklahoma bomb site and the Oklahoma zoo the following Monday. I didn’t want to miss anything!! :)


6 posted on 03/23/2009 12:16:53 PM PDT by briarbey b (There is nothing new under the sun.)
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To: NormsRevenge

As bad as I hate living in the Cleveland area - we do have some excellent hospitals here.

Best wishes to Robin!


7 posted on 03/23/2009 12:17:19 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: NormsRevenge
I though he was Canadian,shouldn't he be taking advantage of the Universal Health Care there..Him and his liberal friends should have to use that type of health care they saw to it the king of stupid got elected and wants to give us the shaft on health care..
8 posted on 03/23/2009 12:18:33 PM PDT by PLD
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To: NormsRevenge

I guess it’s a good thing he got this done before he had socialized health insurance.


9 posted on 03/23/2009 12:20:08 PM PDT by Long Island Pete (If liberals made sense, they would be conservatives.)
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To: PLD

Robin Williams was born in Chicago.


10 posted on 03/23/2009 12:21:28 PM PDT by Borges
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To: NormsRevenge
Best getwell wishes to him. I have worked with a couple of doctors who did their CV residency at the Cleveland Clinic.
11 posted on 03/23/2009 12:23:26 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: wbill
Yup..

GOOD MORNING, IRAQ
Robin Williams on a USO tour .. Christmas .. 2003.

12 posted on 03/23/2009 12:26:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

When loony libs are sick, they deserve a break...and our prayers. Plus Williams is a USO guy and likes the troops.


13 posted on 03/23/2009 12:27:40 PM PDT by twister881
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To: NormsRevenge

Why didn’t he use canada’s socialized health care for the surgery if socialized medicine is so dandy?


14 posted on 03/23/2009 12:31:14 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: NormsRevenge
What? Ohio?

He didn't go to Canada? or Britain?

But they have National Health care!

Oh. He actually want to survive.

Never mind.

15 posted on 03/23/2009 12:32:14 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: Borges
Strange I thought he was born in Canada..I guess he is luck then, he did not have to wait in line in Canada to get surgery..Well after his liberal buddies get finished he had better hope he has no more heart problems..

I had quadruple bypass surgery a year ago had four aneurysm's two on the back side of my heart and two on the front..I was blessed they found this..and blessed we still have the medical system we have today..

16 posted on 03/23/2009 12:32:32 PM PDT by PLD
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To: newfreep

Perhaps because he is not Canadian?


17 posted on 03/23/2009 12:33:28 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: twister881

Actions speak louder than words sometimes. ;-)

He hasn’t been shy to go where the action is, that’s for sure.


18 posted on 03/23/2009 12:33:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: WayneS

It was a rhetorical question and yes, I know he’s an American commie.


19 posted on 03/23/2009 12:35:13 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Borges

I think he spent time in the Bay Area from 16 onward and honed his skills there and at Julliard briefly. Chicago has a long comedy tradition tho too.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000245/bio


20 posted on 03/23/2009 12:39:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: newfreep

I, for one, am willing to live with a few “commie” comedians who are willing to go to combat zones and entertain our troops.


21 posted on 03/23/2009 12:41:22 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: newfreep

Where do you get that info? I’ve never Williams make any specific political statements except for his usual jokes about political figures.


22 posted on 03/23/2009 12:44:21 PM PDT by Borges
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To: NormsRevenge
With all due respect to Mr. Williams USO efforts I'd just like to say 'Cocaine is a hell of a drug'.

It kills lots of people who don't know about it till years later (heart damage).

23 posted on 03/23/2009 12:45:45 PM PDT by Dinsdale
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To: Borges

I was wondering the same thing.


24 posted on 03/23/2009 12:46:07 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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Where the USO gets its entertainment from - AFE - Armed Forces Entertainment
25 posted on 03/23/2009 12:46:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Dinsdale

That is true!

The mistakes of one’s youth can and will come back to haunt one!


26 posted on 03/23/2009 12:46:50 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Borges

I DO remember him making pretty vicious fun of Jimmy Carter during his stand-up act in the late ‘70s.


27 posted on 03/23/2009 12:49:02 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Dinsdale

He doesn’t deny usage... and I would suspect if he was as driven as some, damage is likely, that and steroids can do a number on the ticker.


28 posted on 03/23/2009 12:49:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge
One of the most annoying people in comedy, but his serious acting skills blow me away every time he does it.

Get Well Robin and work on your delivery while you have some down time.

Shazbot! yuk!~

29 posted on 03/23/2009 12:59:30 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Borges

Williams has been a long time activist/supporter of liberals/socialists - hellry and her ilk - as well as the homosexual movement.


30 posted on 03/23/2009 1:10:37 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: newfreep

When I think communists I think Noam Chomsky.


31 posted on 03/23/2009 1:11:25 PM PDT by Borges
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To: NormsRevenge

I wish Williams the very best of health. This surgery will no doubt give him lots of new comedy material.


32 posted on 03/23/2009 1:13:35 PM PDT by Faith
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To: NormsRevenge

Sorry, I won’t waste a prayer on any liberal commie actor just because he is famous and did USO shows to make himself feel good and to be seen doing it. There are too many who are in worse shape who have done much more for their fellow man and not made an ass out of themselves or ran down their own country to raise their stature among their Hollywood commie buddies.


33 posted on 03/23/2009 1:19:11 PM PDT by TonyM (E)
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To: PLD

“I had quadruple bypass surgery a year ago had four aneurysm’s two on the back side of my heart and two on the front..I was blessed they found this..and blessed we still have the medical system we have today..”

Wow! Blessed indeed. Amazing!


34 posted on 03/23/2009 1:21:44 PM PDT by jeepers creepers
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To: mom4melody

Wasn’t Cleveland Clinic number one in the country for heart surgery? Maybe still is.


35 posted on 03/23/2009 1:25:47 PM PDT by 386wt (Striving to be as good as my dog thinks I am.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Your reply made me take a look. There's no date on the photo, although Miss USA 2007 (I had to look it up), Rachel Smith, is in the picture with him.

So that's at least 2 tours.

Good to see my USO donations are being well-spent.

36 posted on 03/23/2009 1:29:29 PM PDT by wbill
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To: newfreep
"... I know he’s an American commie."

Williams is very liberal, extremely so, and therefore an idiot (and he can afford to be both) but the one redeeming thing concerning him in my view is his continuing support for morale of our Troops.

Perhaps this brush with death might cause him to reflect on some of his positions concerning Health Care and more.

One can dream.

37 posted on 03/23/2009 1:34:36 PM PDT by Radix (Two down, 46 to go.)
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To: WayneS; Borges

I think that he’s a lib, but frankly, who cares? He’s good at what he does, and if he chooses to use that talent to entertain the troops, more power to him. I wish him well, hope that he has a good recovery.


38 posted on 03/23/2009 1:37:07 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Borges
"I’ve never Williams make any specific political statements except for his usual jokes about political figures."

Williams makes donations and appearances for liberal politicians often. He has long been big time for John Kerry as an example.

39 posted on 03/23/2009 1:37:13 PM PDT by Radix (Two down, 46 to go.)
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To: WayneS

Yeah, he is evil, but I can hack him a little.


40 posted on 03/23/2009 1:40:22 PM PDT by devistate one four (Impatiently waiting for the next tea party! Tet '68)
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To: NormsRevenge

If you need valve work, go to the Cleveland Clinic. I had a mitral valve repair there in 2005, and the surgeon was Dr. Gillinov. My cardiologist here in NJ said there are no other hospitals that can match Cleveland’s results in valve work. You can go anywhere for a bypass, go to Cleveland if you need a valve job.


41 posted on 03/23/2009 1:42:33 PM PDT by Freds2nd
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To: Radix
Your post is spot on, sometimes you can teach an old dog new tricks. Particularly when it's a life-changing trick.

It never ceases to amaze me...When some actor/comedian/whoever does something good, there's always some curmudgeon of a FReeper there to question their motivation and their politics. IMHO, If a man does a good thing, it doesn't necessarily make him a good man...but he's a better man for having done it.

42 posted on 03/23/2009 1:43:42 PM PDT by wbill
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s a tough ole boy! He’ll be up and “dwivin in his caw and listenen to the wadio vewy soon”


43 posted on 03/23/2009 1:44:19 PM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: PLD

Williams has a fleeting connection to Canada. One of the badges he wore on his Mork outfit was from a Canadian talk show he appeared on early in his career. Virtually no American who watched Mork and Mindy would have recognized it but some Canadians might have like those who invented Trivial Pursuit.


44 posted on 03/23/2009 1:45:12 PM PDT by xp38
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To: NormsRevenge

If you need valve work, go to the Cleveland Clinic. I had a mitral valve repair there in 2005, and the surgeon was Dr. Gillinov. My cardiologist here in NJ said there are no other hospitals that can match Cleveland’s results in valve work. You can go anywhere for a bypass, go to Cleveland if you need a valve job.


45 posted on 03/23/2009 1:50:09 PM PDT by Freds2nd
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To: NormsRevenge

You are not hospitalized since surgery on 3-13-09 for an uncomplicated “patient is doing very well” aortic valvae replacement. Usual length of stay is 3-5 days.


46 posted on 03/23/2009 1:51:44 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: NormsRevenge
Chicago has a long comedy tradition tho too.

Yeah,I know...Obama,Emanuel,Blagojevich,Rostenkowski...etc..ad infinitum.

47 posted on 03/23/2009 2:15:13 PM PDT by oldsalt (There's no such thing as a free lunch.)
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To: Borges

chompsky, obama, xlinton, kennedy, alinsky, et al - communists and all domestic enemies of America.


48 posted on 03/23/2009 2:18:47 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: oldsalt

Ha!


49 posted on 03/23/2009 2:23:45 PM PDT by Borges
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To: oldsalt

Chicago has a long comedy tradition tho too.

Yeah,I know...Obama,Emanuel,Blagojevich,Rostenkowski...etc..ad infinitum.

Oh yur a mean one , you are.

LOL

My kind of humor. ;-)


50 posted on 03/23/2009 2:45:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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