Barbara Bush Released from Hospital

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Former first lady Barbara Bush has been released from a Houston hospital Tuesday, one week after undergoing surgery for a perforated ulcer.

The 83-year old was admitted to the Methodist Hospital last week after experiencing some stomach pain she described as "worse than childbirth."

Former President George H.W. Bush said his wife was in good condition.

"I can report that Barb is feeling much, much better, and I'll be glad to get her home and she is doing well," he said at. He thanked the hospital staff for taking care of his wife.

During the procedure, surgeons sealed the 1.5-centimeter hole caused by the ulcer.

"She's having an excellent recovery, and is as vigorous as ever. She was excited to go home," Dr. Pat Reardon said.

A family spokesman says tests came back normal and that Bush is in good condition and recovering as expected.

During her days in the White House, the former first lady disclosed she was suffering from an overactive thyroid ailment known as Graves' disease.  The disease causes teary eyes and double vision, according to her doctors.

Sources: The Associated Press, Houston Chronicle, CBN News

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