Rep. Norwood recovers from lung surgery

AJC: Rep. Norwood recovers from lung surgery

Norwood is expected to remain in intensive care for the next several days, but is up and walking, said spokesman John E. Stone.

The tumor was discovered last week as part of scheduled tests to monitor Norwood’s continued transplant recovery progress, according to a press release.

No follow-up chemo or radiation therapy is expected, and the cancer did not affect the new right lung, the press release stated.

Stone said Norwood is expected to be back at work in the House of Representatives within a few weeks, and is planning to seek re-election in 2006 in the newly drawn 10th Congressional District.

Get well soon Congressman.


  1. ConservativeFire says:

    This is great news about Charlie. I am glad he is doing well and will be praying for him, but it is time for him to retire. I mean there have been a lot of health problems, and I know between all of them it is hard to focus on House work. I LOVE Charlie, but for his health, I would retire.

  2. TigerLily says:

    Why kick a man when he is down? He is obviously recovering and was doing well until they found the tumor. If he can serve, let the man serve.

  3. Bud says:

    I agree TigerLily. I mean Charlie is going through tough times and we should join together and support him through this. He is a great Congressman and has served Georgia and his district well over the last 20 years. I mean I there is no reason to attack Charlie when he is well, and it is even worse and more unbelievable when he is in bad health. Go Charlie!! Get Well Congressman!!! We love you.

  4. TigerLily says:

    “…but it is time for him to retire”

    Bill, the man has successful cancer surgery and people are calling for him to retire. There are cancer survivors that serve in public office from local to state to federal level. To me, that is in a sense beating someone when he is down. He is recovering and should get words of support, not calls for retirement.

    That is just my two cents. 🙂

  5. ConservativeFire says:

    Alright TigerLily, if what I said before got you all bent of shape, let’s try this. I think Charlie Norwod is the best, and I like him and hope that he recovers and gets well and has no more problems. It is not that do not thinjk he can serve, it is that he does not need to serve with all of his health problems—the added stress of serving as a US Congressman cannot help.

    Here is the truth, however. These Congressman of ours serve too long, and I am not going to give these guys a pace because of their health or age or party or otherwise. it is naturally time for Charlie to retire. He has been there for what 15 years??? His and Congress’ complacency is driving America into the ground. I am tired of these old guys that have been there for 20 years coming to the district and talking big and bad like they are doing something in Washington, but then they go to Washington and get nothing done.

    I guess Charlie forgot about signing the Contract with America and something about term limits. It is time for him and many others in government to retire. We need fresh air and new blood. It is just time. He has had his chance to make a difference as have many others.

    Sorry Tigerlily i know how you guys get when people like me speak the truth and don’t give these old politicians a pass, but I am going to speak the truth against anyone and everyone.

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