Sen. Wilemon resting at home after surgery



By Bobby Harrison

Daily Journal Jackson Bureau

JACKSON – State Sen. J.P. Wilemon has returned home to Belmont after undergoing gallbladder surgery more than two weeks ago.

The Democrat ended up having three procedures related to his gallbladder at University Medical Center in Jackson.

Sen. Gary Jackson, R-French Camp, said Wilemon was discharged from UMC Friday and “is doing well. He is still weak, but getting stronger.”

Jackson predicted that Wilemon would resume his duties during the current 2014 session either later this week or next week.

Wilemon, who has been in the Senate since 2004, represents Prentiss and portions of Tishomingo and Itawamba counties.

Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, also is still recovering at home from gallbladder surgery he underwent at UMC.

Holland was taken to UMC on Jan. 23. Soon after then, he underwent what was described as major surgery on his gallbladder.

It has been reported that he hopes to return to the Capitol in March.

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