“CBS This Morning” Co-Anchor Norah O’Donnell Shares Health Update Following Emergency Surgery

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CBS This Morning co-anchor Norah O’Donnell is much like countless of other women her age. At 45 years old, her days are filled with being a wife and a mother while also maintaining a career. She tries to do it all, until she can’t.

Bodies have a way of doing that to superwomen.

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“I am feeling much better and hope to return to NYC later this week if I feel well enough to fly,” O’Donnell said in a post on her Instagram Monday (March 25) after getting her appendix removed on Friday (March 22) during a vacation in South Carolina. “Thank you for all the kind texts and emails. I’m down an organ, but learned some valuable lessons this week.”

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Just an update: I am feeling much better and hope to return to NYC later this week if I feel well enough to fly. Thank you for all the kind texts and emails. I’m down an organ, but learned some valuable lessons this week. 1. Surgery is painful. I will never take a pain free day for granted again. 2. Be grateful for every day that you can move your body. 3. Listen to your body. If you are in pain, see a doctor. Don’t wait 5 days like I did ignoring pain. 4. Our doctors, nurses, and health care professionals are true life savers. I would not have gotten the excellent care I received without advice from my sister-surgeon, my parents, Dr. Tara Narula, Dr. Jon LaPook, Dr. Richard Beckerman, and the entire team at MUSC. Thank you 🙏🏼

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The mom of three went on to reflect on not only her blessings, but the things she has learned throughout her health ordeal.

“Surgery is painful (and) I will never take a pain free day for granted again,” she wrote alongside a picture of her laying in her hospital bed. “Be grateful for every day that you can move your body. Listen to your body. If you are in pain, see a doctor. Don’t wait 5 days like I did ignoring pain.”

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She also went on to thank the professionals at the Medical University of South Carolina.

“Our doctors, nurses, and health care professionals are true life savers,” she wrote. “I would not have gotten the excellent care I received without advice from my sister-surgeon, my parents, Dr. Tara Narula, Dr. Jon LaPook, Dr. Richard Beckerman, and the entire team at MUSC.”

We’re wishing Norah a speedy recovery.