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What happened to Kathleen Sebelius's eye?
Washington Post ^ | October 20, 2009 | Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 10/21/2009 9:05:38 AM PDT by Quilla

Edited on 10/21/2009 9:14:22 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Considering the name of this blog, we took great concern with the left Eye of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, which appeared puffy on Wednesday while she testified to a Senate committee.

Sebelius had a basal cell carcinoma removed from her forehead on Tuesday during a successful standard outpatient procedure, according to HHS spokeswoman Jenny Backus.


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To: Quilla

Bell’s Palsey?


2 posted on 10/21/2009 9:07:48 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: Quilla

Looks more like the after effects of a stroke.


3 posted on 10/21/2009 9:07:59 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Quilla

“She is back fighting to get everyone the same good health care she has, . . .”

Every word democrats speak is a lie.


4 posted on 10/21/2009 9:08:11 AM PDT by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: Quilla

basal cell carcinoma removed from her forehead (read: 666)


5 posted on 10/21/2009 9:08:14 AM PDT by Dewey Revoltnow (BHO U R A POS)
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To: Quilla

Shouldn’t she have waited in line a few years for that cancer procedure?

They do in Britain.


6 posted on 10/21/2009 9:10:02 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (President Obama got the Nobel Prize and my ass is still sitting in Afghanistan. Its not fair. - G.I.)
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To: Quilla

With the positioning of the pen in her right hand, it reminds me of one of my old aunts with that scrunched up face and gravelly voice telling you about the evils of tobacco while chain-smoking.


7 posted on 10/21/2009 9:10:55 AM PDT by ssaftler (Borg Queen Obama: Resistance is futile!)
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To: Quilla

Yikes!!! I woulda worn shades.


8 posted on 10/21/2009 9:11:28 AM PDT by coloradomomba (BO stinks!)
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To: Quilla

My first thought was that she OD’d on Botox.


9 posted on 10/21/2009 9:11:44 AM PDT by CheneyChick (01/20/2013)
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To: CheneyChick

She should have worn an eye-patch - she’s a pirate stealing our money anyway, might as well look the part!


10 posted on 10/21/2009 9:13:13 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: Quilla

I wonder if she has myasthenia gravis. That disorder will cause an eye to droop.


11 posted on 10/21/2009 9:14:26 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Quilla
Left eye re fitted with a transponder.


12 posted on 10/21/2009 9:14:28 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither)
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To: Quilla

ARRRRRRR! It’s testify like a pirate day!


13 posted on 10/21/2009 9:14:35 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: noblejones

Isn’t Congress exempt from Obamacare ?


14 posted on 10/21/2009 9:16:06 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: noblejones

Isn’t Congress exempt from Obamacare ?


15 posted on 10/21/2009 9:16:45 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: IYAS9YAS
She's been emotionally sick for years.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

16 posted on 10/21/2009 9:17:27 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Quilla

17 posted on 10/21/2009 9:17:31 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Dewey Revoltnow

I was wondering what the heck was wrong with her. I was watching the live stream, a short while ago. I didnt notice any bandage under her bangs tho.

The surgery is swelling the eye. Thats a very sensitive area.


18 posted on 10/21/2009 9:17:59 AM PDT by New Yawk Minute
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To: Tijeras_Slim

"ARRRRRRR! It’s testify like a pirate day!"

19 posted on 10/21/2009 9:18:01 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Dewey Revoltnow

Yep. Once that bandage is removed, we’ll see the real reason she had an operation........... a real 216 = 6*6*6 mark.


20 posted on 10/21/2009 9:18:10 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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Deadite possession?


21 posted on 10/21/2009 9:19:04 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: princess leah
She should have worn an eye-patch - she’s a pirate stealing our money anyway, might as well look the part!



Actually, I thought the condition reminded me more of a certain sailor man than a pirate. But her behavior is more like that of the Sea Hag.
22 posted on 10/21/2009 9:19:35 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Enterprise

Looks like George Tiller did a “Late Term” abortion on her head.


23 posted on 10/21/2009 9:19:43 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Enterprise

“ARRRRRRR! It’s testify like a pirate day!”

I will not laugh, I will not laugh...


24 posted on 10/21/2009 9:20:44 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

I don’t get it - why would a numbing of her forehead cause her eye to look like she had a stroke? They weren’t cutting on her eye socket - they were completely above it on the forehead...... makes no sense to me.


25 posted on 10/21/2009 9:21:16 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Blankety blankety blank)
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To: Enterprise
Stop the calls.....this post is the WINNER!!

BWAHAHAHAHA!!

26 posted on 10/21/2009 9:23:11 AM PDT by Lizavetta (In Communism, everything is free. But there isn't any of it.)
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To: maggief

27 posted on 10/21/2009 9:24:38 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Bullsh*t)
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To: US Navy Vet

Yeah, the eye is definitely swollen, but look how
she is holding her pen, looks like a smoker to me.

The eye lid droop could be from the anesthesia, it
takes a little while to leave your system and her
lid might be slow to respond.


28 posted on 10/21/2009 9:26:53 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Her eye is bizare and so is Susan Collins’ speaking voice. What a freak show....


29 posted on 10/21/2009 9:27:14 AM PDT by mockingbyrd (Sarah speaks for me!)
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To: IYAS9YAS

30 posted on 10/21/2009 9:27:39 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
I don’t get it - why would a numbing of her forehead cause her eye to look like she had a stroke?

I think what you're seeing is the edema/swelling and bruising that tends to pool at a site lower than the actual surgery or injury. If you look below the eye and at the cheek, there really isn't any sagging of the skin like one sees in a stroke. The swelling has come close to closing her eye but isn't readily apparent because of the camera angle.

31 posted on 10/21/2009 9:28:10 AM PDT by BuckyKat
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To: maggief

This picture is begging to have a cigarette in her hand instead of a sharpie.


32 posted on 10/21/2009 9:28:36 AM PDT by mikeandike
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To: tuffydoodle

I saw a pic of her getting the H1N1 flu shot in her left arm a few weeks ago...


33 posted on 10/21/2009 9:28:56 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: IYAS9YAS
FWIW, whenever my dad has a skin cancer removed from his forehead (& it's happened more than once) he will get one or two black eyes and a huge amount of swelling...

..so if that's what happened (really, truly) ...it would be within the norm.

34 posted on 10/21/2009 9:29:04 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: maggief

Kathleen “Picasso” Sebelius...


35 posted on 10/21/2009 9:29:29 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Mmm mmm mmm - Barack Hussein Obama (repeat endlessly))
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To: maggief

Can someone make the object in her right hand a cigarette?


36 posted on 10/21/2009 9:29:36 AM PDT by gigster
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To: BuckyKat

Was the cancer lower on her nose by her eyebrow then?


37 posted on 10/21/2009 9:30:10 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Blankety blankety blank)
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To: maggief

Look how she’s holding that pen.

Katie’s a smoker or closet/former smoker.


38 posted on 10/21/2009 9:30:12 AM PDT by MrB (The only difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

see #34....somehow (I’m not a doctor) it just does....they’re connected at some level around the eye socket....nerves/muscles, etc.


39 posted on 10/21/2009 9:31:30 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: reagan_fanatic

40 posted on 10/21/2009 9:33:12 AM PDT by maggief
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

My dad tends to get the closed black eye, and huge bags under his eyes, after they work on his forehead.


41 posted on 10/21/2009 9:33:19 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

If you look really closely, there’s a skin-colored bandage almost immediately above her eyebrow just above where the bridge of the nose starts.


42 posted on 10/21/2009 9:34:46 AM PDT by BuckyKat
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To: maggief

Now...if that were a cigarette instaed of a pen ...


43 posted on 10/21/2009 9:35:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Brave amateurs....they do their part.)
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To: maggief

Dang, I thought that was a photoshopped picture and I thought it was a cigarette in her hand. Shoulda looked closer.


44 posted on 10/21/2009 9:41:51 AM PDT by Dewey Revoltnow (BHO U R A POS)
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To: Enterprise

45 posted on 10/21/2009 9:43:32 AM PDT by shineon
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To: IYAS9YAS

Shingles - due to extreme stress - always one sided...I’m not a doctor - But if you get it on your face you look
like a turtle...


46 posted on 10/21/2009 9:45:15 AM PDT by judyyama
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To: shineon

Perfect!


47 posted on 10/21/2009 9:45:25 AM PDT by Rebelbase (This is the time of year when ACORNS fall.)
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To: BuckyKat
It's a pretty sizable bandage. Most people I've known who had cancers removed from their faces have had Mohs surgery, which is very precise. Typically they have little more than the round dot bandages afterward. From the size of the bandage, I'm not surprised by the swelling around her eye. These tissues are delicate, and the fluids tend to accumulate there.

I had a black eye this summer from a blow to my cheekbone. I was amazed at the swelling (even with ice), and watched over several weeks how the colors drifted lower onto my cheek.

I don't wish her ill, but I wouldn't be disappointed if she decided to retire and enjoy her remaining years of good health - be they few or many.

48 posted on 10/21/2009 9:46:49 AM PDT by Think free or die (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M.Thatcher)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Hmmm.wonder how long the secretary had to wait for her procedure? Do yo think a board certified plastic surgeon or was it a physicians assistant who performed the procedure?
do ya think she had a co-pay?


49 posted on 10/21/2009 9:48:25 AM PDT by mo
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To: IYAS9YAS
ARRRGGGGHHHH!....
50 posted on 10/21/2009 9:49:17 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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