PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's education commissioner is recovering and starting to "feel more herself" after surgery to remove a brain tumor that was believed to be benign.
An aide to Deborah Gist (gihst) tweeted Thursday from the commissioner's account that Gist is continuing her recovery at home with family. It said she has likely been through the worst and is grateful for all the good wishes.
Doctors discovered the tumor in July after Gist sustained a concussion while travelling to Atlanta when a suitcase slipped from a plane's overhead compartment and hit her in the head.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) said the surgery last month in Boston went extremely well. Officials said earlier that Gist is expected to make a full recovery and return to work.