Kennedy Walking Hospital Halls After Brain Surgery

By: Nicole Morten Email
By: Nicole Morten Email

Senator Ted Kennedy is in good spirits and is recovering well after three hours of brain surgery.

“He is experiencing no complications, and has been walking the hallways, spending time with family and actively keeping up with the news of the day,” say the aides to the Massachussets Democrat.

Doctors say Kennedy was awake during the three-and-a-half hour procedure and should experience no permanent neurological effects from the surgery. The 76-year-old senator was quoted by a family spokeswoman as saying to his wife, Vicki Kennedy, "I feel like a million bucks. I think I'll do that again tomorrow

Kennedy suffered a seizure on May 17 at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. He was later diagnosed with a malignant tumor in the left parietal lobe of his brain.

Kennedy is expected to leave Duke University Medical Center in Durham next week.

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