Angel recovering from appendicitis attack

South Kitsap County Commissioner Jan Angel is on the road to recovery after having her appendix removed Wednesday, ending the abdominal pain she has suffered since the weekend of Jan. 11.

Angel, who was admitted to a hospital Tuesday afternoon when the pain became increasingly severe, was already recovering from minor surgery on her wrist performed Jan. 16.

She had hoped to be back to work sooner.

Angel, the chairwoman of the county board of commissioners, already missed the first commissioner hearing of the year on Jan. 13 because she had started to suffer from severe abdominal pain that weekend, and was taken to a hospital.

At first it was thought her condition could be blamed on the flu, kidney stone or gallstone.

Angel was expected to be released from the hospital by the end of this week, according to Terrie O’Neill, the community resources coordinator and spokeswoman for the county.

Angel’s husband Lynn Williams asked O’Neill to handle the announcement.

The name of the hospital at which Angel is recovering has not been released.

“She’s a tough one,” Williams said in a prepared statement. “Two surgeries this week and she still can’t wait to get back to work.”

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