Sutherland had tumor removed |

Sutherland had tumor removed

Supervisor Robin Sutherland had a large tumor removed during the holidays and that is why she hasn’t attended morning sessions of the Nevada County board this month.

Under doctors orders, “I’m not supposed to be there at all,” Sutherland said today. But she has attended afternoon sessions at the two January board meetings.

Sutherland said the tumor, “wasn’t cancerous and I’m healing. I was in bed for Christmas.”

The 4th District supervisor said she did not make a public announcement about her surgery because she thought it to be a private matter and did not want a lot of hospital visitors.

“It’s not that I didn’t want to see them,” Sutherland said. “I needed time to heal and I have to take it easy.”

Sutherland said she appreciates the cards and flowers she received and expects to be back to full board meetings again after her medical leave ends Feb. 15.

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