Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan issued the following statement on Thursday, Nov. 7:
I promised to update the community when I had new information to share about my health, and I’m happy to share some good news: The pathology on the mass in my spine revealed it was benign; also, I’ve recently returned home from the hospital.
The mass was an intramedullary spinal cord arteriovenous malformation. This rare condition created problems with blood flow in my spinal cord, which is why I had trouble walking. My doctor described it as “like having a stroke in your spinal cord.” Following the Oct. 11 surgery, I have undergone extensive physical rehabilitation and have regained much of my mobility. There’s more work to be done, and I’ll be continuing my physical rehab on an outpatient basis.
I look forward to resuming some of my official duties in the near future, and hope to be back at City Council meetings later this month or the next.
I want to again thank the doctors, nurses and therapists at St. David’s for providing such exceptional care. I’d also like to thank my colleagues on the City Council and City staff for their continued excellent stewardship of City business in my absence.
Most of all, I’d like to thank my family, friends and members of the community for the incredible outpouring of support and prayers. It has made all the difference in the world, and makes me all the more eager to get back to serving you as your Mayor.