Originally posted by Icarus Rising
The latest from the news say it was an AVM, or arterial venus malformation, a congenital condition involving a cluster of blood vessels in the brain
that are subject to rupture and intra-cranial bleeding. It doesn't appear to be something one would recover from quickly, or possibly ever
completely, without substantial loss of function.
i finally came across a report by NYT, they too report that the Senator suffered a conjenital arteriovenous malformation
conjenital suggests that the malady was not an attack of any sort by opposition party/persons...the Sen. had this condition all thru his life
and it was just time for the tangling of blood vessels
to bleed into his brain.........end of conspiracy! that are found in other threads on
but about his recovery or future,
the NYT report says the hosptal will remain alert for ~72 hrs for any further bleeding. ...his prognosis will not be certain for weeks, maybe
here's some things to reckon in looking forward as to Sen Johnsons' recovery.
mot likely the operation on his brain vessels used clamps to fix his blood vessels, & like the report says a majority of brain bleeding cases show no
long term damage.
, if clamps were used, there might be short or long term damage to the now blood-starved areas of the brain, & the displacement of the
clamps themselves can interfere with the brain message centers.
in both cases, he well may have need of some therapies intended to stimulate a 're-wiring' in his brain.
It all depends on just what location & what areas of the brain the bleeding occured
~in my case it took ~2years for my stereo-scopic vision to return to some workable condition of a crisp & focused image with depth preception.
imagine a kleidoscope pattern of everything you look at being two distinct images about 4" out of sync. being projected on your brains 'movie
screen'. [sen johnson may want an eye patch for awhile]
~the sen. may have intense vertigo for months or years, If
the clamps interfere with his balance & equilibrium...resulting in a 24/7 experience
of having your world spinning around (recall when as a kid it was fun to spin in circles till you fell to the ground and the world kept spinning &
your eyes tried to keep up?...it was fun then, because it was a short lived event)
~the sen. will keep a brain drain for days or weeks, until the brain fluid is clear and brainscans show no further vessels need clamped up from any
new bleeding. Sen Johnson is now 59, younger than Arial Sharon was at his brain hemorrage event, but 10 years older than when i had mine...
He's got his life & sensibilities at least...i wouldn't think that his focus is on political office at this time,
but since life goes on, his counsel should request an immediate 6 month
leave-of-office, thats not too much to ask of his constituents in S.D.
[edit on 15-12-2006 by St Udio]