Gabrielle Giffords Recovering "At Lightning Speed," Says Husband

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Yesterday on the one-month anniversary of the shooting in Tucson, Mark Kelly posted this update on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' Facebook page:

It is hard to believe that only one month has passed since Gabrielle was shot. The doctors say she is recovering at lightning speed considering her injury but they aren't kidding when they say this is a marathon process. There are encouraging signs everyday though. Gabby's appetite is back and – even though it's hospital food – she's enjoying three meals a day. We can't thank you enough for the heartfelt show of support that has come in from all around Arizona and the nation. I want the families of all the other victims and the entire Tucson community to know that Gabrielle will soon stand by your side to mourn this tragedy and learn how we can heal. In the mean time, your prayers are being heard so don't stop.


Kelly also posted seven photos of Giffords' hospital room, which is decorated with enlarged wedding pictures, a white board for get well wishes, and images of a space shuttle launch. One of her doctors told the AP that he hopes she'll be able to attend Kelly's space launch in April.

Update From Mark Kelly [Facebook via Politics Daily]
Doctor: Goal For Giffords To See Husband's Launch [AP]



Am I the only one who is worried about the public reaction when we finally see her? I think NY Mag ran a good piece the other day about the fact that while it's great she is recovering so quickly and doing well, but there is a reason no photos have been shared and chances are she will never be 100% back to her old self. I am just fearful for this whole media discussion about how beautiful she WAS.