Monday, June 2, 2008

Teddy to have brain surgery today

via TPM
Anthony Coley, a Kennedy spokesman, said the surgery is scheduled to begin around 9 a.m. and expected to last about six hours. He expects to remain at the North Carolina facility for one week to recuperate and then will begin further treatments at Massachusetts General Hospital and start chemotherapy.

I'm not a doctor, though I was in a neurology lab that worked with patients with epilepsy who underwent a similar surgery, but I don't think anyone needs medical street cred to know this is a very serious thing.

I wish Ted Kennedy and his family all the best.

UPDATE: He's out and the surgery was deemed "successful".
Kennedy surgeon Dr. Allan Friedman says Monday his patient was awake during the 3 1/2-hour procedure, and should experience no permanent neurological effects from the surgery.

Great news.