Sources: Bill Clinton told he needs surgery

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  1. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Yes, me too. Regardless of one's political beliefs, there's no excuse for this thread to turn ugly or sarcastic; I hope we can all agree to wish him a speedy recovery.
     
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    My prayers go out to Bill Clinton. May God give his doctors wisdom. I wish him a speedy recovery.
     
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    Good Point. I hope he does get well. Lots of people have long healthy lives after bypasses
     
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    Yes, his age and health is on his side. My father-in-law had bypass surgery about 30 years ago. No heart problems since. Just has to continue taking medications and watch the diet.
     
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    That is surprising; he always seemed lively and healthy, even to this day. But, according to the article:

    His cholesterol level was probably at an unhealthy level.
     
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    Yeah, don't you remember the SNL skits during his first term with him scarfing down whoppers?

    I do hope, however, that Clinton's surgery goes well and that he recovers quickly. All the best to this fine American President.
     
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    This sounds a lot like what happened to my uncle back in July. However, I don't think APC is going to fire Bill just before he comes back to work :rolleyes:
     
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    West Kingston!?

    Good luck, Bill! I voted for you.. twice!
     
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    wasn't he the one who got several cases a week of some brand of chips delivered to air force one each week?
     
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    Hopefully everything will go well for him. Regardless of politics, I still wish him good luck and a speedy recovery.
     
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    Get better soon Bubba

    This was unpleasant news. I am sure that he will take it in stride though and maybe lay off of the cheeseburgers now. I haven't seen him speak in person yet and I am still waiting for that opportunity.

    Get better soon Bill.
     
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    hahah touche!!!
     
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    I'm not a fan of the man, but I do wish him a full and speedy recovery. Serious health issues are never fun for anyone experiencing them or their loved ones.
     
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    I agree, this brings everyone together in agreement wishing him a speedy recovery. Hopefully this will be enough of a wake up call that he will change his life style. The stress that he has been under, poor diet, and family history has increased his risk.
     
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    i hope he get well... would be sad to lose such a big politician...
     
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    *insert generic cynical joke about politicians here* ;)
     
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    Does anyone know how many bypass's he is going to have?
     
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    i heard 4 on the news but it might be wrong (didn't boris jelzin got 6 ? )
     
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    I thought I heard 2. They probably won't know for sure until they get in.

    I have heard that he is at the hospital with the highest mortality rate for the procedure. Though that could be them just specializing in high risk patients.
     
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    The number that I have heard most often is 4. The final determination will be made during the surgery. He is supposed to be operated on today. I have had him in my prayers today. I ask for wisdom for the doctors and nurses that they will be given wisdom during the surgery and aftercare.
     
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    Update he is now out of surgery and in recovery. He had a quadruple bypass operation, four vessels. As Dr. Timothy Johnson said, "He is 90% out of the wood, the next 24 hours is critical. Will be watching for bleeding and infection." This is major surgery, he will need 6 - 8 weeks for a full recovery.
     

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