Skip to comments.Report: Sen. Kennedy has a brain tumor
Posted on 05/20/2008 10:20:12 AM PDT by misterrob
Moderators note:This was the first real thread reporting the news today. It was locked for reasons that should be obvious to everyone by now. The Moderator who locked it is the level-headed Mod. I am the arbitrary and capricious Mod. If you choose to martyr yourself I am happy to oblige.
US Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the veteran lawmaker from Massachusetts who is the last surviving brother in the legendary Kennedy family, has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, his doctors said today.
Specialists in Boston and around the country said the information released indicated that Kennedy has terminal cancer and might have only a limited time to live.
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Read my post 188 I don’t mince words and if they ban me so what.
It doesn’t matter when they’re diagnosed just about certain that the person will die fairly soon. I think WHitey Herzog had the same thing.
Dreadful news for the Senator and his family.
So, you are saying that this was melanoma that metastasized into a glioma?
I would imagine Senator Kennedy's tumor is particularly aggressive, as he would have had many scans when he had his carotid endarterectomy back in October 2007, and the tumor wasn't apparent at that time.
It was first reported he didn’t get up and receive communion at the mass in D.C.
But later I saw freepers discussing the matter and someone posted that he did receive, but sat in his seat and an extraordinary minister came to him and distributed the host to him at his seat.
I’m not sure which story is accurate.
More likely it’ll be Bwaney Fwank a.k.a. “Hot Bottom”.
All of us should tremble at the thought. Although I can only speak for myself.
One of my best friend’s wife was diagnosed with a pineoblastoma. They were told it was inoperable, but they found a surgeon that would operate.
She is doing well 8 years after the surgery, although, I thought I read the average life expectancy was 18 months even after successful surgery.
It probably helped that their family is fairly well-off and could go to any surgeon they wanted to.
I’m sure Kennedy will get ONLY the very best. Although, the physical condition he’s in now, along with the lifetime abuse he’s put his body thru... Good Luck Dude! Retire SOON!
I know it's easy to make people into Satan and it's a lot of fun, but, he is a human being and has people who love him.
That being said..... Prayers for a recovery and retirement.
I feel the same way. I disagree with him on everything, but I wish him only comfort, health and peace. May he live long.
Uhhhhh, yeah. And now, back to our regularly scheduled program...
Best reply yet.
I will leave my TV off!!
No, Ted is a wonderful man. He has done more for conservatives families to keep taxes low and preserve the sovereignty of the US.
I am praying for you Ted.
Let’s hope there can be one Sen. Kennedy thread that will not be taken down.
This news shocked me. I am so sorry. I hope treatment will get him through this.
Would not be suprised if he does that now that he is fighting for his life.
You will be removed. Shame on you.
I would no more wish cancer on “Big Ted”, then wish “Big Ted” on any unwitting electorate on the planet.
I'm in teddy land and it's been non stop wall to wall coverage all afternoon, the a$$kissing is nauseating, they are making teddy out to be some kind of a God.......granted the prognosis of his situation isn't looking good, but sheesh, let's get real here people, just a sign of things to come. I wonder if he'll EVER resign his senate seat? If/when he does, that means the gigilo will become the senior senator from MA, God help us all!
Not to mention he is Catholic and a strong prochoicer...I don’t know. I hope he repents before passing on...
Dude, then why even reply on these threads? You've been warned countless of times what could happen. Fricking idiot.
I had a former boss of mine pass away fom a brain tumor last November. If I’m not mistaken I believe that Georgia Senator Paul Coverdall also died of a brain tumor. IMHO he was a fine senator.
The FIRST post had to be removed? Oy!
Schwarzenegger(married to Teddy’s niece) was just on Tom Sullivan’s radio show.He told Tom that the tumor was inoperative.
The media is sort of downplaying this, if it is a brain tumor it could mean he only has days to live as many of these tumors don’t cause symptoms until the very end. However it if it is a realitivly benign tumor it could be treated with conservative treatment and not cause any more problems for years.
I wish no disease or harm on the Senator, and I take no pleasure in his suffering. That said, I won’t be shedding any tears over this, either.
Quite frankly, the information describing what all this means is frightening.
I feel sorry, yes feel sorry for the Senator. Whether I like him or not is irrevelant.
Mr. Senator, God be with you.
One could surmize that he was not universally liked.
I didn't know Herzog had died. I remember when Pete Rose came in second place in the Manager Of The Year voting Herzog mentioned Rose did a great job especially considering who was playing first base for the Reds (Rose played first base).
The original article said that Kennedy has “a limited time to live.”
That describes all of us.
Kennedy is in a good place: He’s being made aware that his days are numbered, that he’s not got long before he leaves this life and enters the next one. This is a blessing to him: It provides him a gracious opportunity to turn to the Lord for mercy and forgiveness. Most people don’t get this warning from the Almighty of an impending meeting with Him.
I echo your sentiment: May Sen. Kennedy turn to the Lord for salvation.
May he take whatever time he has left and make the most of it as a private citizen.
Did you mean to write inoperable, or did Schwarzenegger misspeak? Whichever, I will wish the senior senator from Massachussetts well. This is a terrible thing to happen to anyone.
Hey Biggirl...I’m glad Rush finally organized his schedule so that he took days off while the Braves play afternoon games. Yes!
Conservatives are not the party of ad hominem attacks and personal vendetta. You will not see a conservative on national television inciting people to stone an elected official and his family to death because of a difference in ideology.
A true conservative welcomes the chance to defeat liberalism in the arena of ideas and at the ballot box. Let the Liberals show how truly bereft of ideas, principles, and direction they are. Let people like Al Franken, Randi Rhodes, Sean Penn and Alec Baldwin spew their vile venom and hatred. Conservatives must rise above the gutter tactics of the left and lead the way to that "shining city on the hill"
You are 1000% correct, that poster is gone.:-)
I restored comment #1. Looks like it was mowed-down in a hail of bullets.
I suspect Senator Kennedy's tumor is particularly aggressive as his Left carotid surgery last October would have included diagnostic tests revealing brain pathology--and both were coincidentally on the same Left side.
Presuming Kennedy had no brain pathology in October, the tumor has advanced to causing seizures in a relatively short time. Grim prognosis for the short term.
Interestingly enough, the log shows the suspension is for another comment on another thread.
Do we owe the rich and famous and the celebrities known for being known prayers? Serious question, please answer if you can. Do they pray for me? For you? Why not?
Precisely why this is the opportunity to lead by example.
Be the change you want to see in the world.