October 17th, 2008
07:05 PM ET
14 years ago

Nancy Reagan released from hospital

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(CNN) - Former first lady Nancy Reagan has been released from a hospital after fracturing her pelvis during a fall at home last week, a spokeswoman said Friday.

Reagan, 87, returned to her Bel Air, California, home, spokeswoman Joanne Drake said.

Doctors expect a full recovery, prescribing a regimen of daily physical therapy and a reduced public schedule, Drake said in a written release.

The former first lady admitted herself to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Tuesday after experiencing what Drake described as "persistent pain."

Tests revealed a fractured pelvis and sacrum - the triangular bone within the pelvis.

She previously was hospitalized for two days in February after a fall.

President Reagan died in June 2004 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Since his death, Nancy Reagan has remained involved with the national Alzheimer's Association and its affiliate, the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute in Chicago, Illinois. However, she has appeared in public only rarely in recent years.

Reagan expressed her thanks in the release Friday to all those who prayed for her and sent cards, flowers, phone calls and e-mails.

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soundoff (80 Responses)
  1. bridgette

    Get well soon Mrs. Reagan. I wish you well.

    October 17, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  2. Mark

    Such nasty comments here...Everyone should be ashamed.

    Get well soon Mrs. Reagan. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

    October 18, 2008 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  3. jen

    glad she is home-wishing her a fast and safe recovery.

    October 18, 2008 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  4. Republican

    Wishing Nancy Reagan a speedy recovery. I always admired and supported Ronald Regan. He is one of the greatest leaders this country has ever seen. We love you Mrs. Reagan.

    October 18, 2008 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  5. Fasanmi Isijola

    Mama Regan, I, join fellow Americans to wish you a speedy recovery

    October 18, 2008 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
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