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Dick Cheney receives heart transplant
CBS News ^ | March 24, 2012 | Kevin Hechtkopf

Posted on 03/24/2012 4:12:47 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

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To: redreno
Too old, if you ask me. He already has had a good run. Time to move on.

Nobody asked you.


151 posted on 03/24/2012 5:44:28 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: redreno

I am sorry for your loss. Your mother had her reasons for her decision and they have no connection to Mr. Cheney. Your mother may have had other things going on that she had not shared with you and that may have affected her decision.

It is hard, extremely hard, to lose a parent.


152 posted on 03/24/2012 5:44:42 PM PDT by Jemian (We don't need Mittens in the south (or the rest of the country, for that matter).)
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To: Stepan12

Bush (43) was a good man; Cheney would have been better as President however.


Cheney would have exposed 0bama for what he is and we wouldn’t have an avowed enemy of the United States in our White House.

Cheney would have fought the bastards. As VP he was over ridden.


153 posted on 03/24/2012 5:45:58 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Beaten Valve

God Bless the Donor. Good Luck Mr. VP! Prayes up!


154 posted on 03/24/2012 5:45:58 PM PDT by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: Beaten Valve

I’m sure the Facebook liberals and cable pundits and president are filled with warm concern for his well-being. < /sarc >


155 posted on 03/24/2012 5:46:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: right way right

Finally a candidate for a brokered convention all can support. No vetting required! He’s only three years older than Newt. Only the bad heart kept him from running in the past. His congestive failure will be long gone by Tampa and his energy level should be good. And he can answer every question about his health with comments about Obamacare.


156 posted on 03/24/2012 5:46:10 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: right way right

Finally a candidate for a brokered convention all can support. No vetting required! He’s only three years older than Newt. Only the bad heart kept him from running in the past. His congestive failure will be long gone by Tampa and his energy level should be good. And he can answer every question about his health with comments about Obamacare.


157 posted on 03/24/2012 5:46:17 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Vindication
Heart surgery-heart transplant is apples and oranges. I happen to agree that Dick Cheney is too old for a transplant. He will have to be on anti-rejection medications for the rest of his life’ I know that people over 65 almost never become a candidate for transplants, and that is NOT due to Obamacare, it's because they do not do well.

I love Dick Cheney and wish him well.

158 posted on 03/24/2012 5:47:26 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: redreno
My mother was told she was too old for a transplant. She died at 68 years of age.

You'd have saved yourself a lot of unnecessary pummeling by stating that at the outset.

You have my sincere condolences, as my father was also only 68, and my little brother (sole sibling) only 44.

Your original comment was still callous, but at least, now, understandable.

159 posted on 03/24/2012 5:48:06 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Think he can be ready rested and nominated at the convention?????


160 posted on 03/24/2012 5:48:44 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: redreno

sod off pal


161 posted on 03/24/2012 5:49:26 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: Beaten Valve

Heard this on the radio today, was surprised by the news and said an immediate prayer for Mr.Cheney. God Bless him, what a great American. I will always remember that picture from the horrible inauguration day of Hussein where VP Cheney gave Hussein such a look of utter distrust. He knew how bad Hussein would be for our country.


162 posted on 03/24/2012 5:51:41 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." T. Jefferson (I AM ANDREW BREITBART))
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To: redreno

Suggest you watch the video posted on the previous page. There are transplant centers that put the sickest at the top of the list, regardless of age, with no age limit for eligibility:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApGL2um1xOI


163 posted on 03/24/2012 5:53:01 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: synbad600
I have a terminal lung disease (Pulmonary Fibrosis) I'm 70 too old for a transplant. I have had a GREAT run and just enjoying the short time that I have left. My children agree and don't you even think about calling them ASSHOLES!
164 posted on 03/24/2012 5:55:53 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Prayers up for a speedy and remarkable recovery for Mr. Vice President. The Cheneys are one of America’s truly great families.


165 posted on 03/24/2012 5:57:13 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Mr. K

I bet he doesn’t think he’s too old for one.

Figure that at his age mentally he is not 67-70, whatever he is. He’s probably more like 25-30. My dad is in that age range and he just can’t believe it, he says he mentally feels about 25 or so.


166 posted on 03/24/2012 5:59:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Beaten Valve
ALWAYS loved this:


167 posted on 03/24/2012 6:00:14 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I am sure he paid a lot even if insurance covered the lion’s share. His premiums alone given his conditions are probably high. Bottom line is I am positive he didn’t get it for free, VP or not.


168 posted on 03/24/2012 6:00:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: workerbee

I wonder when Obama will call Cheney’s family to offer his sorrow on what’s being said on other sites, those supportive of Obama.......

I love that photograph, Dick Cheney knew the disaster that was forthcoming with Obama.

God Bless Dick Cheney


169 posted on 03/24/2012 6:00:34 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: workerbee

Talk about a photo deserving a caption.

“You effing commie bastard liar...”


170 posted on 03/24/2012 6:01:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: nickcarraway

His own.

He’s had heart attacks, not transplants.


171 posted on 03/24/2012 6:02:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

To add to your story of stupid liberals....this week I had 2 local WI libs (the worst kind of libs) tell me that the high price of gas is “not Obama’s fault”. It’s like they are all in a cult and have been brainwashed.

I refuse to read anything about Mr.Cheney on any website other than FR. I will not look at evil comments by liberals. They are a disgrace to America.

Heal up fast, Dick Cheney, your country needs you!


172 posted on 03/24/2012 6:03:05 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." T. Jefferson (I AM ANDREW BREITBART))
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To: Beaten Valve

Prayers for my favorite Vice President!!


173 posted on 03/24/2012 6:05:09 PM PDT by djstex
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To: Beaten Valve

Whats the prognosis for him?

Is it too late to DRAFT him to run for the GOP?


174 posted on 03/24/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Then they'll have to explain away Ted Kennedy's brain surgery, too.

-PJ

175 posted on 03/24/2012 6:11:46 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: synbad600
Mark Steyn said he was replacing him. In how many ways, I wonder?

I don't really wonder, b/c Mr. Cheney is irreplaceable.

(And if Mark is replacing him, ooh la la.)

#nowaronthiswomanhere:


176 posted on 03/24/2012 6:12:20 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: swpa_mom

Hussein might call the Cheney family,,,,right after he calls Sandra Fluke to make sure she has enough birth control devices for the rest of the weekend.

The photo on page one is also my favorite of Mr.Cheney. What a man. He sized Hussein up right. That look says it all.


177 posted on 03/24/2012 6:12:33 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." T. Jefferson (I AM ANDREW BREITBART))
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To: Beaten Valve

The evil vitriol on social media from the “tolerant left” about this would make you sick.

A bunch of bloody hypocrites.


178 posted on 03/24/2012 6:15:12 PM PDT by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

My husband had a heart transplant twenty months ago at the age of sixty-five. Although age can be a factor there are far more important criteria they follow. Overall health mst be excellent, absolutely no kidney, lung or other organ problems. Mental stability is extremely important and a persons activity is equally so. Body weight is a huge factor, a heart recipient must be almost perfect weight for their age and height. The donor lists are carefully managed nationally and great care is given that there is never any image of impropriety. A potential recipient is given a grade based on these factors along with their current heart condition and emergency need. My husband was a perfect recipient but his heart was dying, he was graded A1 status, the highest need and was on the transplant list for only two weeks. Other factors come in to play, such as, there may have been another recipient on the list longer than my husband with the same status. However, there must be a blood match with the donor and it moves accordingly. Incidentally, my husband is doing fabulous, is sixty six and he is working full time and pretty much lives a normal life. The medications are very easy. I would also like to add that our doctors told him that a transplant is frankly easier than bypass. Tom has had both and agrees. LOL....just wanted to clear up a few myths about transplant, the wonderful gift of life.


179 posted on 03/24/2012 6:15:51 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Beaten Valve

God bless him and his family. Hope he has a fast recovery.


180 posted on 03/24/2012 6:16:49 PM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: TSgt

I read the story on the Yahoo home page. The comments show the true colors of the so-called tolerant left.


181 posted on 03/24/2012 6:20:49 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Beaten Valve

This should annoy the treason party to no end.


182 posted on 03/24/2012 6:21:38 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (When the smart do nothing the stupid take over)
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To: Fu-fu2

It’s that way in the comments section of this story everywhere. But, it always is on anything similar, the liberals out themselves and they’re very, very ugly.


183 posted on 03/24/2012 6:22:33 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: TheConservativeParty

I adore that man so much, I always have. His health hasn’t been good for some time. The crap I’m reading on the lib sites is more than disgusting, but par for the course for the libs.

I still smile as I think of Cheney making that smarmy John Edwards look like a complete fool during the VP debate.


184 posted on 03/24/2012 6:23:12 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Sending my prayers ~


185 posted on 03/24/2012 6:25:03 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (SL I believe hes a remarkable race-car driver, I think some people in the world have forgotten that)
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To: blueyon

Thank you blueyon...thank you for reminding us. This heart didn’t grow on a tree. Someone had to give it up.

Make that heart count, Mr. Cheney.

Make it count.


186 posted on 03/24/2012 6:25:08 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Toespi

Thanks for the information, what a wonderful story, the best to you and your husband for a long, productive life.


187 posted on 03/24/2012 6:25:16 PM PDT by Sammie42 (Will Rogers never met Obama)
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To: Brad's Gramma

God bless Dick Cheney. We are praying for him and for his family. He is a fine man, husband, father and grandfather. May he live a long and healthy life doing good things for our country.


188 posted on 03/24/2012 6:29:12 PM PDT by cubreporter (Happy New Year R ush and we look forward to 2012 with you and the EIB Microphone.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Like I commented a few years back. This is the kind of guy I would like to be on some wild mountain stream with, trout fishing.
And discussing things.
189 posted on 03/24/2012 6:29:30 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: redreno

You should have told her Dr. that he was too old to do the surgery and then you should have gotten her to a better Dr.

God bless Dick Cheney and his family.


190 posted on 03/24/2012 6:31:33 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ... Prayers up for Cheney & family)
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To: Marine_Uncle

God bless this man, he has already given most of his life to his country. His recent book is amazing, a kind man, loving husband, father and grandfather. He deserves a life of ease now, he has certainly done his part.


191 posted on 03/24/2012 6:33:28 PM PDT by Sammie42 (Will Rogers never met Obama)
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To: Mr. K
Whats the prognosis for him?

I was curious about that too. A bit of google research turns up the following:

Even with an increased risk factor (such as VP Cheney's age), there's a 95% or higher chance of the surgery being initially successful. If the patient survives the first 30 days following a heart transplant, there's a 90% chance the patient will be alive at the end of the first year.

According to the American Heart Association (as of June, 2009), the one year survival rate for males was 88%. The three-year survival rate for males was 79.3%. The five-year survival rate for males was 73.1%. The longest heart transplant survivor was a 73-year-old American from Michigan who had lived 24 years after the surgery. Thus, in the best of circumstances, heart transplant life span can be as long as this, or in all likelihood, longer.

192 posted on 03/24/2012 6:37:11 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Sammie42

I would have to second those sentiments. He is a fine American patriot as well.


193 posted on 03/24/2012 6:39:44 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: synbad600

There is a funny story behind that photo you posted...it involves frantic efforts by the publisher early on a Sunday morning as the magazine was being distributed for insertion into the Sunday papers for delivery to try to get them all back!


194 posted on 03/24/2012 6:39:59 PM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Mr. K

Not really too old, until Obama care kicks in then 56 will be too old. with no complications he could live 10-15 more years. Prayers up.


195 posted on 03/24/2012 6:40:12 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Santorum...the only Conservative in the race.)
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To: workerbee

a very historic picture, indeed.

A dark day for America.


196 posted on 03/24/2012 6:40:41 PM PDT by digger48
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To: nickcarraway

one


197 posted on 03/24/2012 6:42:14 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Santorum...the only Conservative in the race.)
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To: Beaten Valve

New Ticker, Tan, Rested, and Ready! Cheney 2012


198 posted on 03/24/2012 6:45:03 PM PDT by allen08gop (New Ticker, Tan, Rested, and Ready! Cheney 2012)
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To: Beaten Valve
Prayers up...
199 posted on 03/24/2012 6:45:16 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Beaten Valve

Godspeed.


200 posted on 03/24/2012 6:45:40 PM PDT by gopcharger
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