Schaffer's wife recovering from surgery

Aug. 30, 2008 at 1:22 PM

PHOENIX, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Surgery to remove a tumor from the auditory nerve of Maureen Schaffer, wife of Colorado Republican Senate candidate Bob Schaffer, went well, a spokesman said.

The Denver Post reported Saturday that doctors won't know for a couple days just how long it may take for her to recover from Thursday's surgery.

Schaffer underwent the procedure to remove the benign tumor at a hospital in Phoenix. Her husband has taken a break from the campaign trail to be with her in Arizona, the newspaper reported.

"She is just in the initial recovery," said Dick Wadhams, Schaffer's campaign manager. "We'll know more later after she's got two or three days of recovery under her. But from what I understand, the doctors feel good about getting the tumor out."

Schaffer could be back in Colorado as soon as late next week, depending on his wife's recovery, Wadhams added.

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