Preston's road to recovery

By Anna Norris

Preston's road to recovery

June 13, 2014 Updated Jun 13, 2014 at 4:46 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Broome County Executive Debbie Preston plans to return to work June 30.

In April, Preston announced she was beginning treatment for lung cancer. She had surgery a month ago in New York City and has been receiving additional cancer treatment since then.

In a written statement, the Republican said she will continue to Skype into meetings, as she has been, until her return. A full copy of Preston's statement can be read below:

I just wanted to update everyone as I continue on my road to recovery.

I had a follow up appointment with my doctors at Sloan. After meeting with the doctors, I have been told that my recovery is coming along nicely. I am feeling better and better every day.

I've been cleared to come back to work on June 30th, starting with half days and working myself up to working full days. In the meantime, I will continue to do what I can from home using Skype to participate in meetings so that I can keep up to date on County business.

As a precautionary measure, I will be getting chemotherapy treatments locally for the next four months and I will continue working during those treatments.

My next follow up appointment will be in December.

I want to take a moment to thank everyone for your prayers and support during this very difficult time. Not only have your messages and well wishes helped to boost my spirit, but I think they have helped in my recovery. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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