Councilman Bill Rosendahl 'back on the job' After Taking Leave for Cancer Treatment
He's almost 40 pounds lighter, and is using a walker, but Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl is back at work at City Hall. The councilman has been away for two months in order to undergo extensive treatment for cancer.
Rosendahl, 67, said he came in today to "make the point I'm back on the job," according to City News Service.
He was diagnosed in July with a slow-moving cancer in his pelvic area in the ureter, which is the tube that connects the bladder to the kidney. The cancer caused tumors to grow in two spots on his spine, which weakened his legs and kept him from walking.
Shortly before he went public with the cancer news, Rosendahl revealed he has and uses a prescription for medical marijuana that helps him manage his pain from neuropathy, but which also likely proved helpful during his cancer treatment.
It was a warm reception for the councilman today:
Rosendahl won't be at City Hall every day, or able to attend every meeting, but he will be there more regularly than in recent weeks.