First sighting since heart surgery
Mayor Don Waugh tells of his health issues
THE man with a big heart never thought the old ticker would ever let him down, and he wants everyone to know it can happen to anyone.
Mayor DonWaugh’s first public appearance since open heart surgery was in Eidsvold on the weekend and it was a great day to get out.
A 125-year anniversary of a local school was enough to get CrWaugh reconnecting with his community and that community was happy to see him.
“Don would not accept that there was anything wrong with his heart and even when he was having an angiogram to assess his problem he wouldn’t watch the monitor and he just dozed off to sleep,” wife Carmel Waugh said.
“From two nights unable to sleep because he couldn’t get his breath, to a week of tests, and then the fun began.”
“I was sent to cardiologist Dr Andre Conradie without any pain or heart damage,” CrWaugh said.
“But the tests showed that I needed a bit of a tune-up around the valve area and there was no turning back.
“When they got me down in Brisbane, it was all taken out of my hands and I just had to do as I was told.”
CrWaugh had tests this week and is set for a few months of light duties before getting back into it after Christmas.
DON’S BACK: North Burnett Mayor DonWaugh makes an appearance at the Eidsvold State School‘s 125-year anniversary. Well-wishers were pleased to see CrWaugh back on deck after recent heart surgery.