Washington: While discussing about mental illness at the White House on Monday, US Vice President Joe Biden, recalled a tale about his brain operation in 1988 for a leaking aneurysm.
The 70-year-old politician told attendees at the conference that he was being wheeled into an operating room when he asked the neurosurgeon about his chances; the doctor asked him whether he was asking about mortality or morbidity, the Washington Times reported.
Biden replied that he was talking about his chances of getting off this table and being completely normal.
The doctor replied that the chances of Biden`s survival were a lot better.
According to Biden, he then asked the surgeon, what would happen if he survived.
The surgeon said that the side of the brain that the first aneurysm was on controls your ability to speak, to which Biden remembered saying that why didn`t the doctor tell this before the `88 campaign, as it could have saved them a lot of trouble.