Television personality Giuliana Rancic is on the mend tonight after undergoing a double mastectomy — and her husband says she is already cracking jokes!
The patient, who has kept a remarkably upbeat attitude in the face of her breast cancer diagnosis — in public, at least — had the surgery on Tuesday.
“You can’t control what life hands you but you can control your attitude towards life. #mymantra” she tweeted a few days prior.
The host is already on the mend. “G is doing really well,” Bill told E! News. “Her surgery lasted about four hours and the doctors were very pleased with the result.”
“She had a little bit of pain through the night but is feeling much better this morning and was cracking jokes,” he said.
He repeated a similar message to fans on Twitter.
“Thanks 4 all the well wishes & prayers,” he wrote. “G’s surgery went well & all the dr’s were pleased with the outcome. She is awake & cracking jokes!”
Before she headed into the operating room, Giuliana shared a special message with her fans via Twitter.
“I want to thank all the viewers and fans for their support and prayers,” she said. “The tweets and notes have not gone unnoticed. I am very grateful.”
Giuliana hopes to return to her post at E! News by the first week of 2012.