Angus King posts photo to show recovery from cancer surgery
 
 
“[Twenty-four] hours out from surgery and feeling much better -- a little sore around the middle and cobwebby in the head (so what else is new you say?) but actually feel pretty well,” King wrote in a caption to the photo that included his wife, Mary Herman.
 
“There's not a lot good about an experience like this, but feeling so much love from so many friends has been absolutely overwhelming,” he added. “Now all I need is a week in Maine!”
 
 
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Earlier this week, King announced he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer during an annual physical and that he planned to have surgery to remove it.
 
“Let’s face it; cancer is a scary word to hear. So it might seem unusual to say this, but today, I actually feel pretty fortunate,” he said in a June 22 statement, adding that “doctors found my cancer early.”
 
The 71-year-old lawmaker was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma 40 years ago during a routine check up. 
 
He received treatment and was cancer-free a few months later.