PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's education commissioner is recovering after what's being described as a successful surgery to remove a brain tumor that was believed to be benign.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) said Wednesday that the surgery on Deborah Gist (gihst) "went extremely well, with no apparent complications." He said Gist's doctors expect she will be able to leave the hospital within a day or two.
Officials said earlier that Gist is expected to make a full recovery, which could take two months.
Doctors discovered the tumor in July after Gist sustained a concussion while travelling to a conference in Atlanta.
Chafee said the messages of support the commissioner has received have been a great comfort to her.
The surgery took place Tuesday in Boston.