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Kitty Kimball talks to News 2 about her stroke

5 years ago May 25, 2010 May 25, 2010 Tuesday, May 25 2010 Tuesday, May 25, 2010 4:02:20 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Lori Steele

The Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court talked to News 2 about her recovery.  It's been 4 months since Kitty Kimball had a stroke.  For the first time, she shares her personal struggles and is candid about work. 

"It's really not a fun thing to know that no matter what you want to do, you have to depend on someone else," said Kimball. 

For the most part, that someone else has been her husband of 43-years, Clyde.

Both visited with News 2 today at a Stroke Awareness event in Baton Rouge.  We watched Kitty's tools of rehab, which she hopes will help her regain the use of her right eye and the left side of her body. 

"You have to learn everything all over again: have to learn how to walk, have to learn how to get in a car, learn how to get out of a car," said Kimball. 

She appears to be a quick study and is progressing at a fast pace. Still, the quick-witted woman demands even more of herself.  She wants to go back to work - and soon.

"If I'm able, I'd like to be able to go back at least to the administrative part of the work," said Kimball.  "Got a dichotomy of work. You have the legal part where you rule on cases, which is a tremendous about of reading - 2,500 pages week, minimum.  It's very difficult for me to read right now."

She's in constant phone contact with her office, but there's no timeline for when she'll step back into the lead role.

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