Mayor Jim Watson released from hospital after appendectomy
Mayor left council meeting early last Wednesday after experiencing significant pain
Mayor Jim Watson has been released from the Queensway Carleton Hospital after undergoing surgery last week to have his appendix removed.
The mayor had to leave the final council meeting of the year last Wednesday when he started feeling significant pain, according to his chief of staff Serge Arpin.
He remained in hospital for a few days after the operation on the advice of his doctor.
In a tweet on Sunday, Watson said he was happy to be leaving the hospital and returning home.
Happy to be released from <a href="https://twitter.com/QCHOttawa?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@QCHOttawa</a> - great staff but looking forward to being out of a hospital gown and in my own bed!Will try to reply to the many good wishes but a collective thank you for your emails, tweets, calls and cards. It was very thoughtful and appreciated—@JimWatsonOttawa
Watson's office said Friday he likely wouldn't return to city hall until the new year.