Celebrity chef and author Sandra Lee is recovering from a double mastectomy Tuesday, a week after revealing she had breast cancer. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, her live-in boyfriend, was at her bedside when the surgery was finished, the Associated Press reported.
The Food Network star’s team took to her official Facebook page to post an update, and from the tone of the message, it seems Lee, 48, is in good spirits. The statement has been posted in its entirety below:
“We have another update.
“Sandra is out of the recovery room, and was taken to her hospital room. It seems the nurses all have grown attached to her. Her sister Kimber propped up Sandra's pillows, brought from home. (You know the right pillow is key for comfort!)
“The attendants laughed when the Governor said ‘Oh don't worry about the pillows-- Sandy always says one pillow is as good as another, right Sand?’
“Even in her post-op haze, her lifestyle spirit rallied.
‘A good pillow is the best-like sleeping on a cloud!’
“Pillows in place, Sandra is resting comfortably.”
— Sandra Lee (@SandraLee) May 19, 2015
Cuomo also issued a statement about his longtime girlfriend Tuesday. "Around 8 a.m. this morning, Sandy underwent surgery that concluded just before 1 p.m. I am happy to report that she is doing as well as can be expected and has begun the post-surgery recovery process," the governor said. “On behalf of Sandy and myself, I want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers over the last few days. Your support has meant the world to us.”
In another Facebook post, Lee's team said she was “still a little groggy, but grateful the surgery is completed for today.”
The celebrity chef announced she was diagnosed with breast cancer in a statement last week.
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