Mayor Thomas Menino released a video on Thursday thanking well-wishers after his prostate surgery last week.


The 70-year-old mayor said in the video that he is now recovering at the Parkman House, the honorary residence of the mayor on Beacon Hill.


"Thank you for your best wishes. That gave me encouragement on some of those days when it was tough," Menino said in the 23-second video posted on YouTube. "I'm back at the Parkman House having meetings with my staff ... I'm raring to go."


Menino, who appeared in high spirits in the video, said he received many cards and phone calls.


He underwent an elective surgery for an enlarged prostate at Brigham and Women's Hospital last Friday.


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