After being released from New York Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday, January 2nd Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was taken to another part of the hospital for further testing then released to return home according to ABC news.
Mrs. Clinton accumulated over a million miles in travel performing duties as Secretary of State. Helping to broker a successful ceasefire between Israel and Hamas upon returning home from a long travel schedule she suffered a stomach virus. Becoming dehydrated she fainted and hit her head resulting in a concussion. She was recuperating at home when during a routine MRI examination doctors discovered a blood clot located behind her right ear between her brain and skull. The clot is situated inside a vein that drains blood away from the brain. The secretary was hospitalized on December 30 and is being treated with blood thinners as a way to break up the blood clot.
This is not the first time blood clots have become an issue for the Secretary of State. In 1998 she suffered from a blood clot in her knee. According to the Huffington Post her doctors have advised her not to do international traveling. ABC News reports her doctors want to review if she has a clotting disorder that may be compromised by long flights. Secretary Clinton has not let that stop her. Spokesperson Victoria Nuland reports that Secretary Clinton spent time in contact with senior staff, holding conference calls with her foreign policy advisory board and doing paperwork. She is looking forward to getting back to the office. “She is very much planning to do so next week” says Nuland. During her recuperation she has spoken to Lakhdar Brahimi the United Nations Arab League peace envoy to Syria and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani. She has also spoken with President Obama.
Upon her official return to work she is expected to testify before Congress concerning the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. She also plans to step down from her position as Secretary of State for President Obama’s second term.
According to her doctors, Mrs. Clinton has not suffered a stroke or any neurological difficulties and that she is making excellent progress and should make a full recovery. This is good news for those who are urging Mrs. Clinton to run for President in 2016. According to her spokesperson well wishes are pouring in from all over the world for a speedy recovery. ABC news says, long term prognosis is three to six months of medication and if her scan is clear she can be off the anticoagulants and can resume a full and active life.
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