Columbus Councilor Judy Thomas is in St. Francis Hospital being treated for a heart condition, but reports that she is feeling better and hopes to be released soon.
Thomas, who has missed the last two council meetings, was treated for atrial fibrillation, a condition that can be treated by medication or by electrical shock, according to the American Heart Association. The AHA estimates that the condition affects about 2.2 million Americans.
“The doctors are taking real good care of me and I’m well on the road to recovery,” Thomas, 65, said Wednesday. “The cardiologists have shocked the heart back into rhythm and now we’re just getting over the aftermath of all of that.”
Thomas, who was former mayor Jim Wetherington’s administrative assistant, is serving her first term on council.