As your readers may know, this past October I suffered a seizure in my home, leading to multiples surgeries to repair the resulting injuries. I then spent several weeks at Mass General Hospital and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, recovering from the surgeries.
I returned home in late November, continuing to recover from my injuries and doing physical therapy. Throughout this time of recuperation, I was so moved by the outpouring of support I received from across the Middlesex and Worcester district that I represent. The thoughtful cards, well wishes, and expressions of sympathy meant a great deal to me, and helped speed up my recovery. I cannot thank my constituents enough for their support, understanding, and prayers throughout my recovery.
I’m extremely happy to announce that as of the New Year, I am back to my full schedule as a state Senator, both at the State House and attending meetings and events in the district on weeknights and weekends. It has been wonderful to re-connect with constituents, friends and supporters who I did not see for some time while I was hospitalized.
I expect that 2010 will be a busy year for the Legislature, as we finish education reform and move on to other pressing issues, including the FY’11 state budget. Please contact my office any time at 617-722-1120, or e-mail me at James.Eldridge@state.ma.us, with any thoughts or questions you may have on any legislation, or to receive help in finding information about government programs or services or in working with a state or local agency.
Once again, thanks to everyone for their well wishes, and I’m happy to be 100 percent back after a difficult end of the year.
Middlesex & Worcester District