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State Sen. Tim Melson returns to work: ‘I’m very fortunate’

State Sen. Tim Melson returned to work earlier this week after suffering from a heart attack during a trip to South Korea in July.

Melson (R-Florence) was in the country for recruiting trip was to recruit businesses and STEM teachers to Alabama.

“Well, I’m very fortunate,” Melson told Waay TV News. “I mean, I really am cause when they call your wife and tell ya you’re not going to make it, your son gets your CT scan and MRI and all that which was not favorable, then they improve and everything goes well, you know it says there is a higher power working above helping all it can.”

The senator also told the Times Daily that he’s feeling good and just ready to get back to work.

“I had no intention but to pick up where I left off when I’m able,” he said. “I start physical therapy next week. They said I didn’t really need to go, but I’m going to go ahead and go because it seems like the smart thing to do. I have no reason to believe I can’t do the job. I feel like I’m going to do fine.”

He also praised those in Korea that treated him.

“They did some things I’m not sure they would have done in the United States,” he explained. “The worst part about the trip was the flight home. It took 40 hours. Had to stop in five spots. The crew on the plan was great. They let me sit however I wanted to, take a nap if I could,”

Melson is now working as the chairman of the new Lauderdale County Agriculture Center Committee.

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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