Perry Has Successful Surgery

AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is recovering from successful surgery to repair his right clavicle, which had yet to properly heal following a 2009 bicycle accident.

Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed says Perry’s “doing fine. Everything went smoothly.”

The 90-minute outpatient procedure was performed Friday by Dr. Bruce Malone. It required a single incision to place a countered plate.

Nashed said Perry was e-mailing with his chief of staff in the hours after the surgery, meaning he was already back working.

Perry abandoned an unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination on Jan. 19.

The 61-year-old had stem cell surgery on his back last summer, and later suggested that continued back pain had hindered him during the early part of his presidential campaign.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • NiteNurse

    I wondered if that supposed drunken episode he had during his campaign might have been a prescription pain medication incident. Frequently when folks are on lots of pain and muscle relaxing drugs tend have trouble concentrating and I think that’s why he had so many problems. Perry should just go the Sarah Palin route, resign, and just gather money in speaking fees.

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  • altha

    Yea NiteNurse and keep taking his pain killing drugs. This is why Rick Perry keep going under the knife to get pain prescription drugs.

    • NiteNurse

      No that’s not what I’m saying. He might have been taking medication to fight pain but maybe he did not have time to get his shoulder repaired. I’m not a Perry fan by any means but if you are having chronic pain from an orthopedic problem you should try and get it corrected so you don’t have to be on pain medication for very long.

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