Tue April 17, 2012
Recovering Rep. Slaughter updates her health status
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter met with reporters today at the University at Rochester Medical Center to update her status after suffering a broken leg following a fall in New York City earlier this month.
Slaughter says she is undergoing painful rehabilitation, but she has targeted a return to her Washington office by early next month. She says she expects to stay in the hospital for the next week-and-a-half while spending about three hours a day in physical therapy.
The 82-year-old Fairport Democrat also denied rumors that she might be suffering from more serious health concerns, calling rumors that she may have cancer "absolutely not true."
Slaughter's doctor told reporters the congresswoman is making "excellent progress" and he says he expects a full recovery.
The veteran lawmaker says she will continue her run for re-election in her redrawn congressional district, where she is being challenged by Republican Monroe County executive Maggie Brooks.