Argentine president recovering fast and back at the helm with the big decisions
Argentine President Cristina Fernández is recovering much faster than anticipated from her thyroid surgery and on Wednesday actively discussed a range of government issues with Vice-President Amado Boudou and Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina, amongst others.
The president was given the good news by an endocrinologist from the Austral Hospital, who informed her that based on her recent blood tests, the levothyroxine dosage she was prescribed was adequate.
Due to the President’s positive response to the treatment, the doctor in charge decided to schedule her next check-up for next month which added to the recent news that she was cancer-free, put the Head of State “in a good mood.”
Cristina Fernández is to receive an official visit from her doctor next Monday to perform a routine check-up. She is currently staying at the presidential Olivos residence instead of her home in El Calafate as originally planned.
Meanwhile, high-ranking Government officials commented that “the President is recovering a lot faster than expected, furthering, she continues to closely follow Government activity.”
On Monday US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the Argentine president to express her “relief” after the result of the positive result of the surgical intervention she underwent last week due to the presence of nodules in the thyroid glands.
“I’m relieved. I know you, your family and your people must have been very relieved after the surgery” the US official told Cristina Fernandez during a telephone conversation, the Government House reported.
Clinton added “I knew you were facing a difficult situation with your family, your friends, and I was holding my breath, but it’s good news, I’m glad to know you are having a great recovery.”
President Cristina Fernandez thanked the telephone call and stated that “I know you were concerned and it’s a pleasure to hear your voice. I must thank God and the people.”
On Wednesday she met with acting President Boudou and cabinet Chief Abal Medina