Given her advanced age and storied career, wouldn't the aftermath of the surgery have been a good time to gracefully bow out?
Afghanistan disconnected YouTube in the aftermath of the Libya tragedy, a dubious if understandable short-term solution.
We were given a horrific version of the same thing on 9/11 and, even more, in the long Bushian aftermath.
1520s, originally a second crop of grass grown after the first had been harvested, from after + -math, a dialectal word, from Old English mæð "a mowing, cutting of grass" (see math (n.2)). Figurative sense by 1650s. Cf. French regain "aftermath," from re- + Old French gain, gaain "grass which grows in meadows that have been mown," from a Germanic source, cf. Old High German weida "grass, pasture"