Bush 'doing pretty good' after heart procedure

Bush 'doing pretty good' after heart procedure
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POSTED: Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 12:04pm

Former President George W. Bush said he's "doing fine" after having a stent placed in his heart last month.

"Other than the fact that I nearly bled to death when I nicked myself shaving because I'm taking blood thinner, I'm doing pretty good," he joked. "I thought you were going to have to put a tourniquet on me."

"I'm doing fine," he added. Bush comments came in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" while the former president was hosting the "Warrior Open," a golf tournament in Dallas for wounded warriors.

The 43rd president also weighed in on his new role as a grandfather. His daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, gave birth to Laura 'Mila' Hager in April.

"Captured, completely captured," Bush said, describing what it feels like to be a grandparent. "It's a joy to watch Jenna mother; it's a joy to watch Laura be a grandmother."

"I was telling Laura the other day I can't wait to be able to take Mila around the ranch and answer all her questions about the trees and the animals and the grasses," he added.

Bush also talked about the difference between being a grandparent versus being a parent.

"It's like a practice session in basketball versus the full court press. You can show up and love--and pass back. It's a great experience," he said. 

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