05/26/2015 05:52 EDT | Updated 05/26/2016 05:59 EDT

Rob Ford Released From Hospital Following Cancer Surgery

TORONTO - Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been released from hospital two weeks after having surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from his abdomen.

The controversial politician, who is now a city councillor, stopped at his office and spoke to reporters after being discharged, saying he planned to take his recovery "one day at a time."

Ford said the pain he experienced after the surgery was something he'd never felt before, but he said his team of doctors did a great job.

Ford was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer in the midst of his campaign for re-election last September.

He abandoned his re-election bid and his brother ran unsuccessfully for the city's top office.

Ford's surgery two weeks ago followed several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation which he said had reduced his tumour to an operable size.

"I'm feeling good enough to come to work for a few minutes and I'll just gradually work my way in," Ford told reporters outside his office at city hall on Tuesday. "I'm just going to take one day at a time and we'll see."

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