Skip to comments.The agony of Hugo Chavez: details emerge of his final days
Posted on 03/09/2013 10:57:44 AM PST by libstripper
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez slid into a coma the day before he died of respiratory failure after cancer spread into his lungs, sources say.
Chavez's precise condition was one of the world's best-kept secrets since his cancer was announced in June 2011.
Since his death this week, however, details have emerged of the 58-year-old president's battle with cancer and the last moments in the hospital with close family and senior aides.
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During two initial operations in mid-2011, Chavez had a tumor removed from his intestines, and was diagnosed with sarcoma in the psoas muscle that runs from the lower part of the vertebral column to the pelvis, a medical source said.
Are there any FR MDs here who could share their knowledge with us about this type of cancer, how dangerous it usually is, and how it should be treated? My thanks to you in advance.
And here I felt good about his passing. Then I read terrible things about how he suffered, and I felt...
Not an MD but I would say if cancer has spread like that, you are probably done.
Hugo Chavez didn’t have a case of cancer. The cancer had a case of Hugo Chavez. So sad.
He died hard!!! He thought he was invincible and would go on about the 15 cups of black Venezuelan coffee he drank each day and the coco leaves he chewed the way the Indians do down there. Ahmadinejad claims Chavez will come riding back into town with the twelfth Imam. Loony toon 3rd worlders gotta stick together!
—yeah—curious about how the Cuban treatment would compare to anywhere else -—
My Jewhater boss at Norman went for years coughing his lungs out. When the cancer finally finished him, it had eaten out through his back, I was told.
Cancer and evil people. It’s like hand and glove.
I could care less about what this POS went through. Both my parents and a sister died of cancer. This a-hole lived longer after being diagnosed than any of them.
Another democrat dies.....
I guess that billion dollars he stole from the people he was claiming to help didn’t do him much good toward the end.
It strikes unevil people equally.
Still not sure about that. Evil and corrosive personalities seem to actually draw cancer. May not be enough to make a statistical significance, though.
“yeahcurious about how the Cuban treatment would compare to anywhere else -”
This is why I’d really like a FR ME to join in — hint, hint.
Still not sure about that...
...you’re still not sure that cancer strikes good people as well as bad???
...I know it’s probably better to ignore a statement as seemingly idiotic as yours, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt, and write it off to some sarcastic silliness...
If only he’d been a scientologist...
I will not regale in the suffering or death of ANY human being.
Prayers for his soul and for those of his family and friends.
Hard to believe that the wonderful Cuban health care didn’t cure his sorry ass.....
If indeed Chavez had a type of sarcoma of or involving the psoas muscle here is a brief medical abstract on the topic...
No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.
More like loony toon third graders.
Hugo was a cancer on the world.
Of course it does. It’s the “in equal part” I’m not sure of.
They should all meet the end of the Mussolinis. The world is ready for a great cleansing.
Not sure why you say “cancer and evil people”. Cancer can attack anyone whether they are bad or relatively good (there really is no one that is good). The Lord doesn’t spare Christians from suffering on this earth.
Surgery was done in 14 patients (negative microscopic margins-7, positive microscopic margins-3, and positive gross margins-3 and the margin of excision was not known in I patient). Five of 14 surgically treated patients had local recurrence and 6 of 19 patients developed metastases. Ten patients died of their disease at a median follow-up of 12 months. The estimated 2 and 5 year survival rates were 44 and 23%, respectively. Conclusions: Tumors in this location have a poor prognosis due to the lack of early diagnosis, large size at presentation, multiple attachments of the psoas muscle, and being relatively surgically inaccessible. (My emphasis.)
IOW, Hugo was in deep, brown smelly stuff from the moment he was diagnosed, needed the best available care, and chose to go with Obama/CastroCare instead, with the inevitable outcome.
Pretty broad paint brush here- my son was not an evil person. Another family member, my grandson, was not an evil person. Neither one were drinkers or smokers. Neither used drugs. It is not always the lifestyle that enters in.
soros is next I hope, a slow painful one
Thank you. I’ve started wondering if certain posters here are worse in God’s eyes than he was. We’re instructed to pray for even our enemies, and, of course, those suffering.
Amen! He probably died an easier easier than some he had killed.
Some of the finest people I ever knew died of cancer, including my mother. Not an evil bone in her body.
IMO everyone has cancer, and something starts it to spread.
Isn’t the passing of a tyrant an example of God’s mercy toward men?
Did Hugo hear the cries and sobbing of relatives of the many people he killed during his rein, as he lay dying? Did Hugo hear the cries for justice from the many people he caused to suffer and die during his reign?
I read that the last thing Chavez said before his death, and apparently he mouthed the words because he could not speak, was, “please don’t let me die.”
In the end, these evil POS are afraid to die, because they know what awaits them. May they suffer and burn in hell for all the evil they caused.
Hey! at least it was free. What more could he want?
Not a paintbrush at all.
More like, I think evil can draw bad things on to you. Not that bad things don’t happen to good people.
You’re welcome. It’s easy to do when you place yourself in their shoes.
I cannot cite a reference but I read a long time ago that cancer was thought to be a shameful disease and afflicted “bad people”, if someone in your family had it, you kept it quiet. Like syphilis or AIDS.
I really thought that people were much more enlightened nowadays. We’d be hard pressed to find anyone on this forum whose lives have not been touched by this disease in some way. A relative or other loved one, it touches everybody, good and bad, indiscriminately.
I’m betting the sonofabitch can REALLY “smell the sulfur” now.
Me too. Ding dong he’s dead!
I’m not an MD, but it doesn’t sound good.
If you were particularly enlightened, you’d know about the causal link, in some cases, between mental status and physical illnesses. It’s called “psychosomatic”. It’s not completely understood, of course, but cancer is one of the big lump of occurrences in this class.
Try not to rely so much on what you thought you heard a long time ago and fitted into your belief system.
Never understood why he went to Cuba for treatment. Even if he didn’t want to go to a US friendly country, looks like there would have been better cancer treatment available in several South American nations than in Cuba.
Guess it was one of the ultimate political statements.
I didn't say, "I think I heard it" I said I read it. If you continue to link cancer/evil people together, you're plain nuts.
Cuban health care is actually quite good, as long as you are a party member or a cash-paying foreigner.
For the proletariat, forget it. You get sick, you die.
Google the words “cancer shameful”
Lots of people and whole cultures think like you do.
It was addressed primarily to the person who is equating having cancer with being evil, he’s still at it, thought you might want to see it.
There are people and cultures that believe that having cancer is a shameful thing, it’s not “something I thought I heard once”, as he accused me but is very real. I showed him to google the words “cancer and shameful” if he didn’t believe me. Ignorance abounds, I hate to see it on F.R.