Clintons ‘blessed’ blockage was found

ALBANY, N.Y. – Sen. Hillary Clinton said Wednesday “we feel blessed” former President Clinton’s artery blockage was discovered in time for him to have successful heart bypass surgery.

“The relief is just overwhelming,” she said. The former first lady said her husband is “really doing well.”

In her first extensive interview since the couple’s medical crisis began almost two weeks ago, Clinton said the former president is “following the orders of doctors, nurses and everyone else who told him what he should do to begin slowly gaining his strength back.”

Clinton said she and daughter Chelsea are taking turns watching over his recovery “to make sure he just continues to take it easy.” She said the recovery should take from six to eight weeks.

“We have been at his side literally and figuratively” since he went into the hospital Sept. 3. He had quadruple heart bypass surgery three days later and was released from New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia in New York City Friday.

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