Recovery

Giffords Not 'Fully Aware' of Shooting

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ recovery is going better than expected, but she still hasn’t been told the details of the January 8 shooting. "She certainly knows that there's been a traumatic event here,” her chief of staff Pia Carusone tells the Early Show. “The details of the severity of the injuries to the others, you know, she doesn't know yet about. … Doctors have said it's not really fair, as you can imagine, to tell something so tragic to someone that might not have the ability to ask the detailed questions that someone will have when they hear this news.” Asked about Giffords’ speech, Carusone says, “"There's various words in her vocabulary that are coming back, and new words every day that we hear. Short phrases, simple thoughts.”