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Myrtle Beach Mayor back at work after surgery

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Carolina Forest Chronicle/WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes is getting back into the swing of things after his surgery at MUSC.

Mayor Rhodes underwent surgery Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. 

Mark Kruea, Public Information Officer of Myrtle Beach confirmed doctors repaired an aneurysm via catheterization, rather than removed a blood clot, in the mayor's brain. Mayor John Rhodes has been transferred out of ICU and continues to make a steady recovery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

He was following the Beach Ball Classic via the Internet during his stay in Charleston.

Mayor Rhodes, 69, was initially taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach Thursday afternoon after his blood pressure spiked. He was later transferred to the MUSC.

Rhodes' wife Terri posted a picture of her husband eating at the hospital on her Facebook page saying, "He's going to be fine," she said.

Kruea says the mayor was back in the office on Monday, Jan. 7 and is expected to attend regular meetings this week.

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