Dick Cheney is recovering at the Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fall’s Church Virginia, after enduring a marathon eight hour surgical procedure to have a heart implanted into his cold and empty metallic chest. Doctors have been positive about Cheney’s progress and have indicated he may be back at home with his family within the week. There were initial concerns that his body would reject the new heart but a timely visit by three specialists, who walked Cheney through his past, present, and future, was able to prepare the 71 year old for the prospects of living with a heart.
Cheney is already showing signs of humaness and frivolity with his nurses stating that the number of fellow patients he has shot in the face has decreased dramatically since the operation.
George Bush has been visiting his old friend and doctors have already begun to see changes in the way that Cheney has reacted to these visits. The following images show the progress Cheney has made since receiving his new heart.
Cheney: I think George needs to come with me on a hunting trip very soon. Very soon.
Cheney: You know, from this angle he kind of has a handsome jaw line. Still stupid but I have to acknowledge that strong jaw line.
Cheney: He has the most beautiful eyes and his breath smells like a warm log cabin. I wonder what he thinks of me?
Cheney’s success brings hope to many other individuals who are still on the waiting list for a heart implant. Families of other’s like Simon Cowell, Geraldo Rivera, and Kanye West hope that their loved one’s could one day be given the gift of a heart, allowing them, like Cheney, to lead a normal and fulfilling life.