Skip to comments.Rep. Giffords speaks for first time since shooting
Posted on 02/09/2011 11:45:55 AM PST by Justaham
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spoke for the first time since she was shot in the forehead, her spokesman said Wednesday, yet another significant milestone in her recovery from a traumatic brain injury.
Giffords spoke first several days ago and is speaking "more and more," spokesman C.J. Karamargin said Wednesday. He didn't know what her first words were, but said at breakfast one morning she asked for toast.
"She's working very hard and it's paying off," he told The Associated Press. "We're elated at this. We always knew Gabby is a fighter and that she's not going to let this thing win. And you know, every day is proof of that."
Six people, including a 9-year-old girl and a federal judge, were killed in the attack outside a grocery store where Giffords was meeting with constituents. Thirteen people, including Giffords, were injured.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Giffords' husband Mark Kelly said his wife had her appetite back and was eating three times a day, "even though it's hospital food."
"It is hard to believe that only one month has passed since Gabrielle was shot," he wrote. "The doctors say she is recovering at lightning speed considering her injury but they aren't kidding when they say this is a marathon process."
He said "there are encouraging signs every day," pointing to her renewed appetite.
"Your prayers are being heard, so don't stop," he wrote.
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And she said “Damn I got a splitting headache”! :-)!
Continued prayers for her recovery and for the others injured.
It would be easy for me to make snide comments, and 10 years ago I would have. Instead, I’m grateful that the Lord is healing her and continue to pray for her recovery.
It sounds like she is getting TOP NOTCH MEDICAL CARE. God Bless Gabby...God Bless the USA!
She said ‘Toast’. Hard to tell if she was referring to breakfast, or Obama.
I’ll bet you can’t guess who is going to be the big “rising star” at the ‘RATS’ 2012 convention in Charlotte. The commie’RATS are going to be kicking some American ass and trampling the Second Amendment. Be ready for it! Exploitation is the name of the game for commies.
You should follow that up with a “to soon?”
I’m surprised they aren’t claiming her first words were for sweeping gun control measures and a return of the Fairness Doctrine.
Let me guess . . . her first words were “PALIN DID THIS!”
So she asked for toast? The big headline is “Giffords Speaks” and all we get is “she asked for toast”?
Don’t get me wrong....I’m pleased as punch that she’s able to speak and seems to be getting better but “toast”?
So not only is she talking, which she has already been doing, but she’s eating solid food!
soon as i saw the headline i said a prayer for her complete recovery
“Ill bet you cant guess who is going to be the big rising star at the RATS 2012 convention in Charlotte.”
I’m not so sure. I’ll agree there will be that push, but I’m not sold that she’ll be part of it.
Until appears in public, I take all of this with a grain of salt.
Yes, it’s encouraging news, but my cynical side says this could just be political opportunism and sympathy - never let a crisis go to waste stuff.
For all we know “Gabby” is in a coma, eating out of straw.
Absolutely true. and the best part is the we're paying for their care.
I hope you’re right. I hope she does some catching up when she gets well and reads how her “friends” exploited her misfortune to trash and bash Americans. Her “friends” could care less about her. They only care about how many political points they can make by exploiting these tragedies.
“...they aren’t kidding when they say this is a marathon process.”
So if she can’t serve in the House, does AZ law provide for at least her TEMPORARY replacement?
Sorry for the brain-freeze. This would be a matter for the House to decide according to the COTUS.
The MSM is doing all they can to save this congressional seat. Spinning Gifford’s recovery is just part of the plan. Yes, she is making a marvelous recovery. Recovering enough to function in day to day life is one thing. Recovering enough to properly represent a US Congressional district is quite another.
God Bless Gabby. We pray for her continued recovery and the other victims who were injured.
Jan Brewer is not going to make any suggestion at all that Congresswoman Gifford be replaced, even temporarily.
It’s apolitical hotcake that is best left untouched.
For now it helps us because she is one less far leftie vote for the dems.
Thanks for posting the update...
Has the MSM ever shown Tim Johnson since his brain bleed? I don’t follow the guy but I haven’t heard a word about his since his illness other than the fact that he’s “back at work”. No interviews either.
Notice the MSM quit reporting on her 24/7 because they can’t thrive together with Obama ever since they found out the loon shooter was a progressive leftist?
lol - very cute.
If this had been Michelle Bachman, where do you think the Media would have been on the story? Daily press coverage with the docs? Human interest stories galore? How much her hubby and kids love her? Sorry, but I think not. NOt taking anything away from Rep. Giffords, but just saying...
>>>She said Toast. Hard to tell if she was referring to breakfast, or Obama<<<
It was 0bamaCrapCARE that she was referring to. :>)
If you ask Nancy Pelosi (who was, no doubt, there) her first words were “Ban all guns, Obamacare for all, Reagan was overrated”
That’s just wrong. Sick, and wrong. You should be ashamed to act like those on DU!
Re: God Bless Gabby. We pray for her continued recovery and the other victims who were injured.
AMEN!! This transends politics
Plus, I believe Governor Brewer to be a class act. She will probably leave it up to sentiment of the State Legislature if they want Gifford's vote to be replaced.
When my father had his stroke and was recovering, the only words he knew for sure that he was saying correctly and in the right order were all the four letter ones. :-)
Well, it’s just a hunch. The actual evidence points the other way but there’s some conservative blood in those veins. :-) And sometimes something like this can get it pumping.... Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
Thank you. My sentiments exactly (EggsAckley).
What you said, FRiend.
Agree with your take on this. Her husband said ‘Gabby would want me to fly’ referring to commanding the next Shuttle. I hope she is doing well but the actual comments about her recovery are much less encouraging than Big Media’s spin on those comments. She may have said the word ‘toast’ but I doubt she said ‘I’d like toast for breakfast’. Prayers up for her complete recovery.
And she said Damn I got a splitting headache! :-)!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
BUahahahahahah. Not Really.
She said ,” Eff that Obama, Jared Loughner and his handlers. They were supposed to just hit the JUDGE!!!!!”
( The judge had just issued a restraining order against the feds seizing 401(k) monies via executive order of the president.)
That frontal lobe with its social inhibitions function wasn’t working that well while you were drugged?
I’m glad to hear Gifford is talking, which means she can probably quickly relearn her vocabulary if it was lost to the damage. May takes months or a couple years. I pray God grants her healing and repair in weeks.
At the moment we have no real defense against paranoid schizophrenics who are attracted to violence.
Thank you God.
Not that I’mdefending the joke (very poor taste) but compared to how quick the Challenger jokes and Natalie Wood jokes started, I’m surprised it took this long.
Yes. God bless her and her entire family too!