George H.W. Bush Gives Two Thumbs Up in New Photo After Fall
07/30/2015 AT 06:05 PM EDT
The former president is still recuperating after falling and breaking a vertebra in his neck at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, on July 15, but he appears to be doing just fine in a new photo he Tweeted on Thursday.
The snapshot shows a smiling Bush wearing a neck brace and giving two thumbs way up, with an American flag standing in the background.
"Who knew jumping out of planes was safer than getting out of bed? Thanks to all for your kind get-well wishes," Bush Tweeted to his 175,000 followers, referencing the tandem parachute jump he made in honor of his 90th birthday in June 2014.
Don't be surprised Bush has come through his latest health scare with thumbs wagging.
The 91-year-old is nothing if not resilient, his longtime friend and former pastor, Bonnie Steinroder, recently told PEOPLE.
"He is unbelievable. He is a cat with nine lives," she said. "He's overcome health issues, he continues to show up for charity events, he continues to face life with optimism."
The former president was released from the hospital on July 19 and is expected to make a full recovery.