Clinton swaps stories about health
January 10th, 2013
06:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton swaps stories about health

(CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is back on the job and trading stories about her health.

Less than a week after returning to work from her health ordeal – a virus, a concussion and a blood clot - Clinton discussed dehydration and medical tests with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Clinton mentioned "the testing, the MRIs, and the CAT scans, and all of those things" at a meeting with Karzai in her office. Reporters were present for a brief photo-op.

"Dehydration is what happens to us very often," Karzai responded.

Clinton said, "It does, doesn't it?"

"I get it very, very often," Karzai continued. "I actually didn't notice it for years 'til last year - early May when I continued to have fevers. And then the doctors found out that I was short on protein and on ..."

The rest of his comments were inaudible as reporters were escorted away.

Clinton recently spent several weeks out of the office, initially for a stomach virus and dehydration. She fell and hit her head, causing the concussion, and doctors discovered a blood clot in a vein between her skull and her brain, according to the State Department.

She was hospitalized for treatment of the clot and just returned on Monday to the office, where aides presented her with a properly padded football helmet.

– CNN's Gregory Wallace contributed to this report


Filed under: Afghanistan • Hamid Karzai • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Norma Vessels

    Stay well now, Secretary Clinton. We need you.

    January 10, 2013 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  2. Davidtoo

    Let me guess, she was telling stories about ducking sniper file on the tarmack....

    January 10, 2013 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Hillary the BEST.

    January 10, 2013 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Please do not allow H4 visa holders to work. We have too much unemployment in USA.. Do not be silly.

    January 10, 2013 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  5. bpsf

    Dear Ms. Clinton

    Eight years as first lady of Arkansas, eight years as first lady of the United Sates, Senator from New York, and finally the Secretary of State. You have served us well, brilliantly, and done so much more than most. Please take of yourself, go to the U.S. Virgin Islands, rest read, entertain, and if the mood strikes you, bake a huge batch of cookies and eat them all yourself.

    January 10, 2013 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  6. Randy, San Francisco

    Hope Hillary decides to make a run in 2016 after a brief period of rest and recuperation.

    January 10, 2013 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  7. Larry L

    Secretary Clinton is an American hero. Thanks Lady!

    January 10, 2013 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  8. ted

    We all don't drink enough water. I became dehydrated in July 2011 and collapsed at a dinner and end up in the hospital for a day. I had exercised the day before in the hot sun and rather than drinking water, I drank lots of beer. That led to the collapse and hospitilization. I try very hard to stay hydrated after that horrible experience.

    January 10, 2013 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  9. june curik

    I'm glad she's feeling better. The world is better place with people like her.

    January 10, 2013 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  10. Go Hillary

    "Dehydration is what happens to us very often," Karzai responded."

    So, then drink more water?

    January 10, 2013 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  11. Thomas

    The Next President of the United States . I wonder if Afghan President Hamid Karzai will be still in office then ?

    Most likely he will be in one of his many villas outside his country .

    January 11, 2013 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  12. Name lynn

    hillary clinton do your job dont worrie about what the people saying about you. you are a out standing lady an a fighter.

    January 11, 2013 04:57 am at 4:57 am |
  13. Marie MD

    Glad to see you back Hillary. Stay healthy :)

    January 11, 2013 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  14. Evangenital

    Love that woman.

    January 11, 2013 07:25 am at 7:25 am |