Tierney McAfee
May 16, 2018 04:25 PM

First Lady Melania Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to say that she’s “feeling great” and looking forward to returning home to the White House after undergoing a kidney procedure on Monday.

Mrs. Trump, 48, who is still recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, also sent a “sincere thank you” to the hospital staff and “to all who have send [sic] good wishes & prayers!”

The first lady surprised even those close to her when her spokeswoman revealed Monday afternoon that she had undergone a “successful” kidney embolization that morning at Walter Reed to treat a benign kidney condition.

Her husband, President Donald Trump, 71, visited her after the procedure on Monday and again on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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He tweeted Tuesday morning, “Our great First Lady is doing really well. Will be leaving hospital in 2 or 3 days. Thank you for so much love and support!”

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The first lady’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, has asked that the American public respect Mrs. Trump’s “personal privacy” as she recovers from the procedure.

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Asked why the routine procedure would require such a long hospital stay, the first lady’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, told CNN on Tuesday, “I am not going to expand beyond the statement I put out. The first lady is in good spirits and she is resting. There are HIPAA laws to consider, but she also deserves personal privacy.”

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