CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A sick New Hampshire woman who was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand says she expects to be back in the United States next week.

Engineer Renee-Nicole Douceur arrived in Christchurch earlier this week, two months after she began experiencing vision, language and memory problems while working at the National Science Foundation’s South Pole research station.

Doctors believe she had a stroke, though she’s expected to recover almost completely with proper treatment.

She said Wednesday she expects to leave New Zealand early Monday, passing through Australia, San Francisco and Washington before arriving at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Monday night local time.

She says she should be in Baltimore until Thursday and doesn’t know when she’ll be back home in Seabrook, a coastal town 40 miles southeast of Concord.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. KottaMan says:

    Ah, yes, the infamous woman who whined and put others in harm’s way to give her a ride back to the States. The same one who said she had a stroke and then came into the airport in Christchurch smiling and joking. I hope she reimburses the Air Force for the ride. That is my tax money she spent.

  2. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    Another PUBLICITY SEEKER looking to cash in. . . must be getting ready to retire. . POOR THING!!

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