Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Corbett Leaves Hospital

Doctors at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh have discharged Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. Corbett had been in the hospital since Monday morning when he underwent back surgery.

The governor is expected to spend the rest of the week in his Shaler home recuperating and working by phone and email. "We might go into town to the office (the governor's Western Pennsylvania office in downtown Pittsburgh) for a little bit," Corbett said. "We'll be back in the office in Harrisburg on Monday."

The 61-year old Corbett was surgically treated for a spinal stenosis, which had resulted in persistent leg and back pain and weakness. "During the last 2 campaigns, it started bothering me a little bit, kept trying to put it off but decided I couldn't put it off any longer, and my goodness how much better I feel."

The governor thanked the hospital staff for taking good care of him.

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