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convalesce from (something)

To recover or heal from something, such as an injury or illness. I needed a week off to convalesce from the flu. How long does the doctor think you'll need to convalesce from this procedure?
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convalesce from something

to recuperate from a disease, operation, or injury. I spent three weeks in bed convalescing from the flu. Donna needed some time to convalesce from her surgery.
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The only statement issued by the hospital in Geneva said: "His highness is off to Spain to spend time convalescing."
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She was being prepared for a valuable hurdle in France, but Mrs Wadham said: "She cut herself and is convalescing at the moment.
Tony says he thinks the photo was taken in 1916/17 and shows soldiers convalescing after the assault on the Somme.
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The convalescing Liverpool boss braved the elements at Melwood to oversee his first training session since being taken ill at Anfield during halftime of the Premiership clash with Leeds last October.
He is going to stay in Northern Ireland for a couple of weeks convalescing.
Mr Robinson (Lab Coventry North West) is expected to stay in hospital for another week before spending a few weeks convalescing.
As I am still convalescing after a recent heart attack,I find this is my only way of redress.
SOPHIE, Countess of Wessex, was convalescing at home last night after leaving hospital.
After spending some time convalescing with his parents in Italy, the former champion jockey today rode work on the Newmarket gallops for his bosses Godolphin.
The 84-year-old pontiff, who is convalescing after throat surgery, made a similar appearance last week.
Sir Jimmy, 79, who was given his honour by the Prince Of Wales last week, will be off air for the next few weeks convalescing.
Dion, who has taken two years out from her music career in the hope of having a family, is expected to be convalescing for two weeks, reports French-Canadian newspaper Le Journal de Montreal.