Image: Barbara Bush
Robert F. Bukaty  /  AP
In this Oct. 3 file photo, former first lady Barbara Bush speaks at a dedication ceremony for the George and Barbara Bush Center at the University of New England, in Biddeford, Maine.
updated 12/2/2008 4:42:27 PM ET 2008-12-02T21:42:27

Former first lady Barbara Bush was released from a Houston hospital a week after undergoing ulcer surgery.

A Bush family spokesman says Bush is in good condition and recovering as expected. She was discharged from The Methodist Hospital in Houston on Tuesday.

Bush, 83, was hospitalized a week ago for abdominal pains and underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer Nov. 25. During the surgery, doctors closed a nearly 1.5-centimeter hole caused by the ulcer. She began a liquid diet Monday after test results came back normal.

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