Rehabilitating after successful heart surgery in Florida, says getting stronger everyday
By JOSH RESNEK
City Council President Wayne Matewsky has returned to Massachusetts.
He was flown to Boston Saturday on a medivac airplane from Florida, where he took ill three weeks ago.
Matewsky suffered a heart attack.
Five days later, he underwent surgery. Surgeons performed a quadruple by-pass on him to repair his blocked arteries.
The operation was successful.
Since the operation, Matewsky was gaining strength and be- ginning to take steps out of his hospital bed in Ft. Lauderdale. He is now at the Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge, perhaps the finest rehab in the nation.
“I’m tired but I’m getting stronger every day,” Matewsky told the Leader Herald Monday afternoon.
“I am working hard so I can get back to my home in Everett which I love and to be reunited with my mother Marion and my dog, Tammy,” he said.
Since taking over the council presidency in January, Councilor Wayne Matewsky has promised to “slenderize” the meetings by keeping to the rules of order, and by efforting to suspend the habit of allowing eleven councilors to speak on each and every issue and to go on and on and on.
So far, his effort has succeeded.
Last week’s council meeting was a perfect example.