County board member prepares for surgery

Published 9:19 pm Tuesday, September 11, 2018

District 5 Freeborn County Commissioner Mike Lee is expected to undergo surgery Monday to remove a kidney stone.

Mike Lee

Lee said the 7-millimeter kidney stone was found Sept. 2 via CT scan at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Two days later, he said he was taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Marys campus after experiencing significant pain. He missed the Sept. 4 commissioners’ meeting.

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“I was in pretty rough shape then,” he said, adding he has experienced a decrease in pain since then.

Lee, who also missed Tuesday’s Freeborn County Board of Commissioners study session for a second appointment at St. Marys, has been cleared for surgery.

He hopes to attend next Tuesday’s meeting.

Lee, who has a history of strokes, is expected to be temporarily placed on blood-thinners.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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