Lauren Boebert is back on the campaign trail already days after emergency operation for a bloody clot as she thanks well-wishers who have sent their ‘prayers and support’

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • The 37-year-old is currently facing a tough re-election campaign in a new district

GOP Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is back on the campaign trail just days after undergoing emergency surgery to remove a blood clot in her leg, as she thanked well-wishers for their ‘prayers and support’.

The 37-year-old, who is facing a tough re-election campaign in a new district, is now back meeting voters – with her team hailing her as a ‘tough lady’ who is ‘earning every vote’.

She was admitted to a Colorado hospital Monday, complaining of severe swelling in the upper part of her left leg, according to her campaign.

There, she was diagnosed with May-Thurner Syndrome, a rare vascular condition that affects a vein in the pelvis and can cause deep vein thrombosis, which her spokesman suggested her condition could be caused by sitting down too much.

She was quickly admitted for surgery to remove the clot that day, with a stent fitted Tuesday morning – but has since declared ‘I’m not slowing down!’

Boebert is pictured at a re-election event on March 23 in Adams County

Boebert is pictured at a re-election event on March 23 in Adams County

Her time in office has been rocked by a series of scandals, most famously when she was asked to leave a performance of Beetlejuice over sexually groping her date

Her time in office has been rocked by a series of scandals, most famously when she was asked to leave a performance of Beetlejuice over sexually groping her date 

She has now broken her silence on social media, to X to explain why she has headed back to work so soon: ‘We can’t make America great again unless we’re giving it 1000 percent! We’ve got a country to save!’

She said to her followers yesterday: ‘THANK YOU to everyone who has reached out to me and our team to send their prayers and support, it has meant the world to me! Hoping to see you all back on the campaign trail soon!’

Boebert is attempting to win a seat in the state’s Fourth Congressional District in 2024 after previously winning two terms in the third, and was most recently pictured at a re-election event on March 27.

The shock hospital admission meant she has had to put her campaign on hold temporarily, but she made good on her promise to return to work quickly.

Her team earlier said that she was in ‘good spirits’ and was excited to be ‘getting back to Congress to continue fighting for Colorado.’

Dr. Rebecca Bade, who worked on Boebert’s case at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, said that people who get the procedure the Congresswoman received ‘are able to live and work just as they have in the past after a brief recovery.’ 

Dr. Rebecca Bade, who worked on Boebert's case at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, said that people who get the procedure the Congresswoman received 'are able to live and work just as they have in the past after a brief recovery'

Dr. Rebecca Bade, who worked on Boebert’s case at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, said that people who get the procedure the Congresswoman received ‘are able to live and work just as they have in the past after a brief recovery’

May-Thurner syndrome is most common in adults between 20 to 50 years old, including women who have been pregnant. Boebert has four sons with ex-husband Jayson Boebert.

‘An exact cause is unknown, but dehydration, travel, and extended periods of sitting have all been identified as potential factors in causing symptoms of May-Thurner Syndrome,’ her campaign said as news of her condition emerged.

She received well wishes from former New York Congressman and ally George Santos on X.

‘Lauren underwent a surgery and has come out on the other end of it and is doing well,’ he wrote about his ‘dear friend.’

Boebert received well wishes from former New York Congressman and ally George Santos

Boebert received well wishes from former New York Congressman and ally George Santos

‘I want to thank all the medical staff that looked after my friend and the Doctors who took this enormous responsibility. It’s everyday hero’s [sic] like these that we need to be thanking everyday.’

What is May-Thurner syndrome?

May-Thurner syndrome is a rarely diagnosed condition in which patients develop iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT).

This is usually due to the right common iliac artery compressing the left common iliac vein against the lumbar spine. 

It has been shown to be present in over 20 per cent of the population; however, it is rarely considered in the differential diagnosis of DVT, particularly in patients with other risk factors.

It is most common in adults between 20 to 50 years old, including women who have been pregnant. 

Source: National Library of Medicine 

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Boebert surprised Colorado Republicans last Christmas when she announced her decision to leave the 3rd District and run for office to replace the retiring Rep. Ken Buck in the 4th District.

Boebert, the controversial MAGA Republican now endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has embraced the ‘carpetbagger’ label, traveling around the district to convince voters she is ready to fight for them, despite the drama surrounding her personal life and her messy divorce from her ex-husband.

She has been fighting against allegations from liberals and even some moderate Republicans that she has a reckless nature. 

Her time in office has been rocked by a series of scandals, most famously when she was asked to leave a performance of Beetlejuice over sexually groping her date.

Boebert faces at least 11 other Republican candidates in the June 25 primary.

However, her popularity with the MAGA base may still save her as she faces a crowded primary and the local GOP gave her a boost last week.

A Colorado Republican panel made a surprising decision Thursday night, choosing a former mayor, Greg Lopez, to be U.S. Rep. Ken Buck’s likely replacement until the November general election.

While Lopez is likely to win in the dark red district, he will be a placeholder and plans to step down after the general election winner is sworn into office in January.

Two of Boebert’s primary opponents who came in second and third, the special election candidacy would have been a boon and allowed them incumbency leading up to the general election in November.

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