Bishop recovering after bone surgery

After a significant length of cancerous bone was removed from his left leg, Tillie Bishop began his recovery Friday at a Denver hospital.

Bishop, 77, is a 28-year state legislator from Mesa County and a current regent of the University of Colorado. He was optimistic about the surgery Friday, a day after the surgery.

“The doctors feel pretty good about it,” Bishop said. “If they’re upbeat about it, I’m upbeat, too.”

Surgeons at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver removed a bit more bone than they had anticipated in taking out his cancerous tibia and replacing it with a metal rod. Bishop also was given a new knee.

Bishop was diagnosed with bone cancer.

He was being encouraged to get up and begin walking on the new leg, Bishop said.

He might remain in Presbyterian-St. Luke’s for a couple weeks of physical therapy, Bishop said.

“I still have a long road to go,” he said.


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