In case you haven't heard, President Gordon B. Hinckley, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, underwent surgery yesterday to remove a cancerous growth from his large intestine.
The tumor was removed using a laparoscopic procedure. President Hinckley is expected to remain in the hospital for about 3-5 days. He is expected to make a full recovery.
At age 95, President Hinckley has had remarkably good health. Up until now, he has often said that he has only spent one night in the hospital, and that was with a sick child. His only other health issues have been a pacemaker that was installed in 1991, and he has recently been diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes.
President Hinckley is the most well-traveled prophet in this dispensation. He has an appearance scheduled in Santiago, Chile on February 25th where 4,000 LDS Chilean youth have prepared a cultural celebration performance. The next day, on February 26th, President Hinckley is scheduled to re-dedicate the Santiago Temple. Let's hope that he will be recovered sufficiently by then that he can make that appointment. I'm sure he doesn't want to disappoint the youth of Chile.
You can read more about President Hinckley's surgery at The Deseret Morning News, and The Salt Lake Tribune.
Let's remember President Hinckley in our prayers.
President Hinckley is doing well in his recovery. Mike Wallace of CBS News, who has become a personal friend of President Hinkley's has offered get well wishes to the Prophet. (HT to Noelie.)