Feinstein leaves hospital amid recovery from shingles
"I want to thank everyone for the well wishes and the hospital staff for providing excellent care," she said.
Retiring Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been released from the hospital while she recovers from shingles, she confirmed on Tuesday.
The retiring 89-year-old lawmaker has been receiving treatment in San Francisco and missed all of the chamber's votes last week, The Hill reported.
"I want to thank everyone for the well wishes and the hospital staff for providing excellent care. I'm recovering at home now while I continue receiving treatment and look forward to returning to the Senate as soon as possible," she tweeted.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes Shingles as "a painful rash that develops on one side of the face or body. The rash consists of blisters that typically scab over in 7 to 10 days and fully clears up within 2 to 4 weeks."
Feinstein announced earlier this year that she would not seek reelection at the end of her term. A slew of Democratic lawmakers, among them California Reps. Katie Porter, Adam Schiff, and Barbara Lee have announced their campaigns to fill the seat.
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