Listen: State Sen. Randy Price discusses COVID recovery, commends Gov. Ivey for call for common sense, being respectful of others
Last year, State Sen. Randy Price (R-Opelika) spent eight weeks in the East Alabama Medical Center hospital overcoming complications caused by COVID-19, some of which of that time was spent on a ventilator in the ICU.
During an interview on Monday’s broadcast of “The Jeff Poor Show” on Mobile radio’s FM Talk 106.5, Price discussed his recovery.
The Lee County lawmaker said it had taken some time and physical therapy, but things were progressing.
“[I] have been doing a lot of physical therapy, getting my strength back,” he said. “I had a friend yesterday that made a homemade walking stick for me. It’s a beautiful stick made out of oak wood that came right here off our farm that he built. But I have been able to overcome that. My breathing is getting back to normal. I had a good report here about a week or so ago from our doctors and met with him. So, we’re very blessed — very, very blessed to be up and moving, and understand sometimes things take a little time, but we’re moving around very well.”
Price also addressed Gov. Kay Ivey’s handling of the pandemic as the state of Alabama’s top executive, some of which he indicated warranted praise.
“[I] think the biggest thing — you know, let’s just be honest — there’s been some criticism of the way the governor handled some of this,” he said. “Let’s be honest — the governor made a statement that I think is a very true statement. Sometimes we just need to use a little common sense and be respectful of others. I think that that is the biggest thing that we need to stop and think about is being respectful of others. I understand that everybody has their right, and I respect that. But I also understand that in a situation that we’re in today — we want to keep Alabama as healthy as possible.”
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.