Thatcher Recovering After Bladder Surgery
She is said to be 'absolutely fine' in hospital
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2012 4:23 PM CST
In this 2009 file photo, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher waves to media.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

(Newser) – Margaret Thatcher is in the hospital after surgery to remove a growth from her bladder, but a spokesperson says the 87-year-old is "absolutely fine," reports the Guardian. Still, the former British prime minister might have to spend Christmas there instead of at home. Thatcher's health has been a concern since she suffered small strokes more than a decade ago, notes AP. She missed lunch with the queen this summer during Britain's royal jubilee celebration and her own 85th birthday party at 10 Downing Street. Last year's Iron Lady, with Meryl Streep, called attention to the dementia she has suffered from the strokes.

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Dec 22, 2012 3:05 PM CST
The Queen is not too fond of here because "Royalty" felt that she was an "upstart commoner"and even as Conservative Priminister Margaret Thatcher could shout down anybody in the House of Commons on a daily basis I don't remember anybody likeing her much at the time, although it was a long time ago.
Dec 22, 2012 1:57 AM CST
Yuck. She was a creep.
Dec 21, 2012 11:31 PM CST
She, was a LADY, in every aspect, sense and definition of the word: America has produced no female political figure that comes close to Mrs.Thatcher and her achievements! When we look at what we have today and what some factions are already trying to line up to run for the highest office; It's pathetic and mind-blowing! Margaret Thatccher' stature and her moral greatness are unmatched still, and the world was lucky to have had this tandem at the same time in history, who rid humanity of the Evil of communism: Ronald Reagan and Mragaret Thatcher! That must have been from a "Divine Intervention'....