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Melania Trump undergoes kidney surgery at Walter Reed medical center
CNN ^ | 23 minutes ago | Kate Bennett

Posted on 05/14/2018 12:23:37 PM PDT by ethom

First lady Melania Trump underwent kidney surgery Monday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, DC, according to a statement from her office.

Trump had been experiencing an issue with her kidney that her office described as benign but requiring medical attention.

"This morning, first lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. The procedure was successful and there were no complications," the first lady's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement.

"Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week. The first lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere," Grisham wrote.

Trump, who turned 48 last month, entered Walter Reed in nearby Bethesda, Maryland, on Monday morning and is expected to remain hospitalized for several days following the operation, according to the statement.

She is the first US first lady to undergo such a serious medical procedure while in the White House since Nancy Reagan had a mastectomy in October 1987. Rosalynn Carter underwent surgery to remove a benign lump from her breast in April 1977. Weeks after Betty Ford became first lady, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy in September 1974.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: americanqueen; fibroid; firstlady; firstladymelania; flotus; flotusmelania; kidneysurgery; melania; melaniasurgery; surgery; trump; trumpfamily; tumor; walterreed
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1 posted on 05/14/2018 12:23:37 PM PDT by ethom
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Hope she’s OK.


2 posted on 05/14/2018 12:25:00 PM PDT by babble-on
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Prayers up for a speedy and healthy recovery for our First Lady.


3 posted on 05/14/2018 12:26:03 PM PDT by 4yearlurker ("There stands mother under the oleanders,open the windows." A dying cowboys last words,1879.)
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To: ethom

Prayers up for our awesome First Lady.


4 posted on 05/14/2018 12:27:08 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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This will constitute a real trial for the haters to feign a modicum of class. We’ll see.


5 posted on 05/14/2018 12:27:28 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: ethom

Reports I’ve seen are calling it a “procedure”.


6 posted on 05/14/2018 12:27:49 PM PDT by Will88
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To: ethom

Extending all my prayers and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Melania!

She has become my favorite FLOTUS and is an amazing first lady, who has restored grace, dignity and prestige to the White House!


7 posted on 05/14/2018 12:28:00 PM PDT by edie1960
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“This will constitute a real trial for the haters to feign a modicum of class.”

Big Media has none, and will not.


8 posted on 05/14/2018 12:28:50 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs
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To: ethom

The White House Communications Office issued a statement that says the First Lady underwent an “embolization” procedure to treat a benign kidney condition. She will remain in the hospital all week.


9 posted on 05/14/2018 12:29:45 PM PDT by Avalon Memories ( Proud Deplorable. Proud born-in-the-USA American Dreamer.)
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To Our Lovely Melania.

You are in our prayers and thoughts. God is by your side.

Now we know why Trump didn't go to Israel.

10 posted on 05/14/2018 12:29:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Lord,
Surround our first Lady with all that she needs until she is on the other side of this. And keep our President steady as he goes during this and all that’s been occuring and will occur ahead.

In your name, Amen.


11 posted on 05/14/2018 12:30:15 PM PDT by caww
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constitute a real trial for the haters to feign a modicum of class

I'd be prepared for disappointment there

12 posted on 05/14/2018 12:30:38 PM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: ethom; hoosiermama; Salvation; Right_in_Virginia; reformedliberal; Jane Long; HopeandGlory; ...
Ping to First Lady Melania's List.

Well, don't the progs look like even bigger A-holes for suggesting she has been avoiding The President since this Stormy Daniels BULL has been going on.

Prayers for her.


13 posted on 05/14/2018 12:30:40 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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Prayers for our wonderful First Lady. Wonder how the media can criticize her for this. They’re absolutely heartless!


14 posted on 05/14/2018 12:31:17 PM PDT by BlueHorseShoe ( Let us all speak out, rise up, lead and conquer! I’m)
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To: ethom

I had stage 2 renal cell carcinoma last year (cured with surgery). I will go out on a limb and guess she had a benign tumor called an oncocytoma. Prayers for a good pathology and recovery.


15 posted on 05/14/2018 12:31:18 PM PDT by IFly4Him
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Get well soon First Lady!


16 posted on 05/14/2018 12:32:14 PM PDT by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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Praying now.


17 posted on 05/14/2018 12:32:24 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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Wow, this is completely shocking.

No indication at all anything was up.

And why Walter Reed? Another socialist rat-infested hell-hole, when she could go to some of the best medical care in the world all within 45 min.


18 posted on 05/14/2018 12:32:43 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: ethom

Prayers up for the full and swift recovery of our First Lady!


19 posted on 05/14/2018 12:33:13 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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The fact that the issue is benign is good news. Praying for Melania’s speedy recovery. God Bless our amazing First Lady!!


20 posted on 05/14/2018 12:34:08 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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