*Star Jones is reaching out to her fans as she recovers from last week’s cardiac surgery.

“Thank you for all the good wishes and prayers … I feel them all,” the former “View” co-host Tweets. By the way … who knew that ice chips could taste like steak!”

Jones, who turns 48 tomorrow, had a March 17 operation related to surgery she had 30 years ago to remove a thoracic tumor. Her rep told People.com over the weekend that the operation had been a success and Jones was recovering well.

On Monday, she felt well enough to comment on the history coming out of Washington.

“Can you imagine me trying to recover without health care?” Jones Tweeted. “Those who voted against it need to hang their heads in shame.”