American Representative Debbie Dingle, D-Mitch, He underwent emergency surgery On Friday, a perforated ulcer is expected to be hospitalized for several days until it heals.
“The operation has been successful and is recovering well,” her spokesperson, MacKenzie Smith, said in a statement sent on Friday evening. Dingle, 67, underwent jaw surgery earlier this year.
The surgery took place at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, and Dingle is expected to recover for five to seven days. In a letter to the Detroit Free Press, she said she started experiencing stomach pain on Thursday that worsened Friday.
However, the energetic congresswoman was in good spirits.
“I might actually have to give up fast food and diet cola,” she said.
A celebrity politician in Michigan and Washington and a regular guest on news programs, Dingle is going out for a week as she greeted President Joe Biden at the Detroit Metro Airport and went with him. While touring the Ford electric vehicle facility in her area Tuesday.
Dingle, who won the seat held by her late husband, Representative John Dingle in 2014, serves on the House Energy and Trade Committee and is co-chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.
John Dingle, the longest-serving member of Congress in his history, He passed away in 2019 at the age of 92. Biden, a good friend of Dingel, He delivered a eulogy to Dingle at his funeral in Dearborn.
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Most recently, Debbie Dingle has been at the center of efforts in Congress to bring trade unions, environmental scientists and industry together to develop policies that will encourage the adoption of electric cars while ensuring union wages are paid to workers.
Dingle was also one of several congressmen who were in the Capitol at the time of the attacks by supporters of former President Donald Trump on January 6 and was moved to an undisclosed location while police and National Guard were fighting to regain control of the building. . By the time I spoke to Free Press, I was visibly shookSaying “Is this America?” Is this the country we believe in? ”
A perforated ulcer is a perforation of the digestive tract that often results in severe abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or vomiting. It is often caused by an infection in the stomach or small intestine or by long-term use of pain relievers.
Dingle was using an over-the-counter pain reliever after her previous surgery because she did not want to use opioids. Smith said Friday after Dingle was hospitalized that she “insisted on using her (current) experience as a cautionary tale that NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like the ones she’s taken) could be harmful as well.”
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