Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin released from Walter Reed

Lloyd Austin was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Department of Defense.

“He is recovering well and resumed full function and duties at 5 p.m. today.” press release I got it. “On the advice of his doctors, Secretary Austin will be recuperating and working remotely from his home for a period of time before returning to duty at the Department of Defense later this week. Full access to communication systems.”

austin experience He underwent a prostatectomy for cancer in December, but returned to Walter Reed briefly in January before being released later that month.

However, he was admitted to the hospital again on Sunday.

“Secretary Austin was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on February 11 due to discomfort and concern due to bladder issues related to prostate cancer surgery in December 2023. His diagnostic evaluation indicated the need for close monitoring and supportive care by the emergency team.” His diagnostic evaluation identified the cause of the bladder problem, which was corrected with non-surgical treatment on February 12th.” Dr. Maddox and Dr. Gregory Chesnutt said in a statement included in a Department of Defense press release.

“He remained in good condition throughout and no longer required critical care monitoring on the morning of February 13th. He is doing well and was discharged home today. He is expected to continue to make a full recovery. The problem was unrelated to his symptoms.’The cancer diagnosis does not affect his excellent cancer prognosis. ”

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