As previously reported, it had been suspected Dow suffered a stroke, her second in just over a year, during surgery to repair a broken bone in her upper arm following a nasty election night fall; however, those fears have proven to be unfounded.
After careful observation and several tests, doctors have given Nancy the all-clear, and the 76-year-old has been all smiles, sitting up in her hospital bed and cheerfully chatting to visitors.
"She's had extended therapy in hospital on her shoulder, which she injured very badly after falling over at her local polling station.
"Doctors first thought she had another stroke during surgery, but after running tests they discovered that wasn't the case.
"They kept her in for rehabilitation on her injuries and she's been in good spirits, joking and laughing with visitors and nurses.
"Nancy's already up on her feet and doctors have said she can go home this week. She can't wait to get back to her apartment and back into her old routine again," the source reveals.
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