August 15th, 2009
10:15 PM ET
5 years ago

Dodd released from hospital after surgery

 Sen. Chris Dodd is home after a recent surgery, his office announced Saturday.
Sen. Chris Dodd is home after a recent surgery, his office announced Saturday.

(CNN) – Connecticut Democrat Sen. Chris Dodd was released Saturday from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center after surgery to treat early stage prostate cancer, Dodd’s office said in a statement.

“Senator Dodd was released from the hospital earlier today and is at home in East Haddam with his family,” Dodd spokesman Bryan DeAngelis said in the statement. “He is recovering well from Tuesday’s surgery and looks forward to getting back to work later this month on behalf of the people of Connecticut.”

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  1. Wow

    Fed Up, thanks, but you're wasting you time with some of the good Christians on this site and others. Is this what happens when you lose and don't get your way? Only in America.............

    August 15, 2009 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  2. Keith in Austin

    They removed a giant piece of PORK from his bowel.

    August 15, 2009 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  3. sunshine

    wishing you a speedy recovery.

    August 15, 2009 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  4. Hugo

    Do not worry America, Senator Dodd has the best healthcare that your money can buy! Vote them all out in 2010 & 2012, clean the house and break the corrupt lobbyist network out of our Government!

    August 15, 2009 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  5. Ecor

    Why didn't he go to Canada, the UK, Australia, etc...?????

    August 15, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  6. ED

    He also had his gizzard neck fixed not long ago. Wonder who paid for that?

    August 15, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  7. aCorNN watchdog

    Anybody watching Obama's "town hall"?......it's pretty bad when you have to manufacture a choir to preach to!

    August 15, 2009 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  8. thomas jones

    surgery tuesday, home saturday. should have had davinci robotic prostatectomy and he would have been home wednesday.

    August 15, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  9. Go and Hate no more!!!

    @What if Dodd had sought treatment..... August 15th, 2009 4:36 pm ETunder Obama's Public Option?First of all he would have waited 2-3 years to start treatment, then he would have been denied the drugs he needed, then he would have died.****You are Liar and a Fool ****Stop listening to Rush,Hannity,Lou Dobbs and Fox News ****besides he has the Best Insurance same as Repubs and Dems and Rich People Now Shut Your Pie Hole!!!!
    @ctmom August 15th, 2009 4:23 pm ET
    Bow out gracefully now, Senator, while you have a good excuse and can save face. Before you wind up in jail***Don't forget about Mark Sanford they can be Cell Mates!!!!!

    August 15, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  10. Alicia

    These Birthers and Deathers are just plain sad.

    I am hopeful for Senator Dodd and his family that he has a speedy and great recovery. I would wish that for Eric Cantor or John Boner as well.

    What is wrong with people to be so sick and filled with hate?

    August 15, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  11. HJA

    What if Dodd had sought treatment..... August 15th, 2009 4:36 pm ET

    under Obama's Public Option?
    First of all he would have waited 2-3 years to start treatment, then he would have been denied the drugs he needed, then he would have died

    First of all you don't have a clue as to what your talking about. With that said a speedy recovery to you Senator Dodd.

    August 15, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  12. Zion

    Anonymous August 15th, 2009 4:45 pm ET

    I wounder how he would have done if we had national health? Oh wait, he is a senator and has special insurance. Here is a guy who was corrupt with the mortgage scandle and we can bet he will be just as corrupt with our health insurance. Dodd is typical Washington.
    ----

    Everyone claims to love capitalism, but then when it shows inequalities then we are ready to scream how unfair things are. You want to know why YOU do not have the same insurance as your seantor, sweetie, capitalism creates the have and the have nots. Many of the have nots are the very ones screaming on this board about socialism, and yet many of these same "outraged" people are on government assistance. If you do not like government period please take my advice:

    -Do what my mother did and pay for private school
    -Do not accept your refund checks
    -Do not drive on the roads that I WILLINGLY pay taxes on
    -Get off medicare
    -Stop voting for Republican Senators (after all, they receive their checks from the government and we want to respect their wishes for having government out of their lives)

    These are just a few things to keep you away from SOCIALISM. I'm sure those of you complaining are not participating in any of the mentioned above socialist behaviors. ;)

    August 15, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  13. Moe, NY

    Sen. Dodd glad you had health care coverage....NOW...allow the 46 plus americans without health care to be allowed to receive the necessary health care they require. Just, for one minute think if you did not have health care coverge, and not enough money on hand to cover your expenses....what would you have done? Health care for all americans....IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

    August 15, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  14. cg

    I find some of the comments vert hateful in content , not sure why , since if you cannot say something nice just do not say anthing . Sour grapes I quess!

    Here is hoping a speedy recovery for Sen Dodd.

    August 15, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  15. Denna

    God Bless you Senator Dodd. Take care of yourself and come back to work healthy and strong. America needs you.

    August 15, 2009 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  16. Butch Dillon

    I am not one of the right winger, republican urine stains that chooses to comment negatively on articles such as this. However, I couldn't care whether Dodds lives or dies. And if his record is an indicator, I guess I'd have to opt for his ending. Worst of luck in your recovery, Senator.

    August 15, 2009 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  17. joyce

    Americans want the same insurance plan Dodd and the rest of Capital Hill has. If it's good enough for them, we want it too!!!

    August 15, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  18. Sylvia

    Senator Dodd, here is wishing you a speedy recovery. We need your Yes vote when the Health Care bill with the Public Option passes.

    August 15, 2009 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  19. Moe, NY

    Glad your home, glad you are ok....NOW.....GIVE THE REST OF AMERICANS THE EXACT COVERAGE YOU, AS A POLITICAN ENJOY,,,,,46 PLUS MILLION AMERICANS WITHOUT HEALTH CARE....has this American plight even enterted your thoughts....some how don't think so....I am for taking away all politican health care, and reducing you all to live like the average American....can hear you all yelling now...lol,

    August 15, 2009 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  20. Don

    Glad he used taxpayers money to pay for his surgery just like all of the illegal aliens do that he wants to support. The congress has done a great job of providing for themselves and the voters that keep them in power. Way to go, Chris.

    Hope you have a swift recovery and an equally quick exit from my government. A little less corruption is a good thing.

    Good health and good ridance.

    August 15, 2009 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  21. TonyA

    “He is recovering well from Tuesday’s surgery and looks forward to getting back to work later this month on behalf of the people of Connecticut.”

    Would he be recovering under the plan he endorses? No way. He would be reviewing his end-of-life options right now.

    According to our "Saviour", BO, we will all enjoy the "same healthcare benefits that members of Congress have". If this is true, then it should be mandated that Congress AND Bo and his family enjoy this ridiculous public "option" that he is attempting to force on the American people.

    August 15, 2009 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  22. Dan, WA

    This guy is another cheat. He should just go away.

    August 15, 2009 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  23. Carl Justus

    May he have a fast healing and we pray they have all the cancer so there is no possibility of it spreading.

    August 15, 2009 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  24. Jazzy

    @What if Dodd had sought treatment..... August 15th, 2009 4:36 pm ETunder Obama's Public Option?First of all he would have waited 2-3 years to start treatment, then he would have been denied the drugs he needed, then he would have died.****You are Liar and a Fool ****Stop listening to Rush,Hannity,Lou Dobbs and Fox News ****besides he has the Best Insurance same as Repubs and Dems and Rich People Now Shut Your Pie Hole!!!!
    @ctmom August 15th, 2009 4:23 pm ET
    Bow out gracefully now, Senator, while you have a good excuse and can save face. Before you wind up in jail***Don't forget about Mark Sanford they can be Cell Mates!!!!!

    August 15, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  25. Jane

    Maybe they did a lobotomy while they were at it.

    August 15, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
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