More of the 33 rescued miners in Chile are poised to leave hospital despite spending more than two months trapped underground.
For weeks they clung to life, trapped by a mine cave-in more than 600 metres underground.
Yet some of the 33 miners only just rescued from their ordeal beneath Chile's Atacama desert are now going home after just a day in hospital.
SOUNDBITE: Mario Gomez, rescued miner, saying (Spanish):
"We'll be released tomorrow."
Their physical health appears to have suffered relatively little, despite their world-record-setting fight for survival.
One of the miners is under treatment for pneumonia while some need dental work.
But doctors say they will be watching for longer-term psychological effects.
SOUNDBITE: Dr. Paula Newman, Director of Health Services for the Atacama Region, saying (English):
"They are okay. They are fine to be discharged to their homes, some with domestic treatment, and this will be followed up in medical and psychological aspects by the Chilean Health Association."
The 22-hour operation to bring the trapped miners to the surface was witnessed by millions of television viewers around the world, and ignited a wave of celebrations across Chile.
The last of the six rescue workers to emerge after the miners' successful evacuation was Manuel Gonzalez.
SOUNDBITE: Manuel Gonzalez, rescue worker, saying (Spanish):
"You can imagine, I was down there for 25 hours at 40 degrees Celsius. You can imagine what it's like to live in those conditions for 70 days. It was very humid, about 100 percent. People were half-naked. It was really impressive to us, when you realise how they really lived."
The first of the miners has already left hospital.
The rest likely will not be far behind as they begin to consider a future they might never have seen but for their own courage and the resourcefulness of their rescuers.
Paul Chapman, Reuters.