Mayor Aaron Montz took to Twitter on Wednesday to share an update with Tiffinites following his back surgery.
“As I continue to recover from by back surgery, grandma and grandpa have been coming over to assist with these three during the day. I think they’re a wee bit spoiled,” Montz said of his three dogs.
Montz is set to return to work by Feb. 10 following the surgery to repair a “large ruptured herniated disc.”
Montz underwent surgery in January and says he is “on the road to recovery.”
As I continue to recover from by back surgery, grandma and grandpa have been coming over to assist with these three during the day. I think they’re a wee bit spoiled … ? pic.twitter.com/ceuogEIWmf
— Mayor Aaron Montz (@MayorMontz) February 4, 2020
“The procedure took a little longer than expected due to some minor issues with my nerve which the large disc herniation was pressing against but nothing too serious. I sincerely appreciate all the positive energy and prayers you all have sent me these past few days,” Montz said in a Facebook post.
Many residents were curious as to how Montz ended up with a “large ruptured herniated disc.”
“I sneezed. Yes you read that correct,” Montz said.
The mayor explained he was walking downtown on the sidewalk to a meeting and “sneezed mid-stride.” He shared that it “literally” felt like he had been shot in the lower back.
“Since then I have walked with a limp and dealt with significant pain and numbness in my left leg due to the disc pressing against my sciatic nerve. Luckily, this procedure has a very high level of success and I should be good to go before long,” Montz said.