Peres released from hospital

On his return home, Peres says he feels fine, wants to express his thanks to all those who were concerned about his wellbeing.

May 11, 2012 17:36
President Shimon Peres [file photo]

President Shimon Peres during a meeting in Toronto 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

President Shimon Peres was released from the hospital on Sunday morning following a hernia operation that he underwent on Friday.

Peres wanted to return home on Saturday, but his physician, Prof. Rafi Walden, persuaded him to stay longer for observation in case of any unexpected complication.

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Peres did not cancel all of his Sunday appointments, and went ahead with several scheduled meetings. He anticipates returning to regular activity later in the week.

On his return home, Peres said that he felt fine and wanted to express his thanks to all those who were concerned about his wellbeing.

“No one wants to be sick,” he said, “but if one happens to fall ill, they would do well to rely on the [Sheba Medical Center] staff at Tel Hashomer.”

Peres praised the care and professionalism with which he had been treated, and said that inasmuch as he had been pampered, he still preferred to be at home.

In addition to the various meetings he had during the day, Peres spent time reading in the garden – something he likes to do regardless of his state of health.

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