Surgery on schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai "went very well", doctors at University Hospital Birmingham said today.
Dr Dave Rosser, Medical Director at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, told reporters Malala is looking forward to resuming her work and furthering her cause of education for women.
He added, "Most of us would still be feeling sorry for ourselves 24 hours after an operation like that, not talking about helping other people".
The schoolgirl was in the operating theatre for five hours, which was longer than predicted, Dr Rosser said.
Speaking for the first time since her attack by the Taliban, schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai said she wants every child to be educated.
Doctors have said they plan to carry out two procedures to reinforce Malala Yousafzai's skull and to restore hearing to her left ear.