Rep. Johnson ‘on the mend’ after minor stomach procedure

Lawmaker resting comfortably in Yakima hospital


Rep. Norm Johnson says he’s feeling well and “on the mend” after undergoing a minor procedure Tuesday to repair some stomach problems.

Johnson entered Yakima Regional Medical Center Monday after feeling ill.

“I spoke to the chamber of commerce on Monday and I felt fine. But later in the afternoon, I suddenly became nauseous. I had some friends take me to the hospital and the doctors discovered I had a lesion in my stomach. They did an endoscopy yesterday and repaired the lesion,” said Johnson, R-Yakima. “It wasn’t anything serious and the repair was successful. I feel much better and will be released from the hospital within the next day or so.”

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