WARNER ROBINS -- Outgoing Councilman John Williams credits a defibrillator implanted in his chest last summer with saving his life Monday.
Willliams, 72, said his heart stopped twice, once when he was in his truck and a short time later after he had stopped to get some water. The defibrillator activated both times.
If he had not had the defibrillator, he said, “I’d have been dead.”
Williams went to Houston Medical Center’s emergency room and was transferred to Coliseum Medical Center in Macon where he was set to undergo surgery Tuesday.
However, Williams said doctors have opted to try medication first before resorting to surgery. He remains in the hospital, and he expects to stay there overnight.
“I’m going to be OK,” he said. “I’m fine.”
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