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L.A. city attorney Trutanich has gallstone pancreatitis

Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich has been diagnosed with gallstone pancreatitis and said Monday that he probably would have an operation to remove his gallbladder.

Trutanich was admitted to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in San Pedro on Nov. 28 after what he described as "excruciating" stomach pains that began the day after Thanksgiving.

During his six-day hospital stay, doctors ran a battery of tests, including an ultrasound and two CT scans. But they were unable to immediately diagnose the cause of his pain, which he said was unnerving.

"For a guy who has been relatively healthy all his life, when you don't have control over your own existence ... it's kind of scary," he said.

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-- Maeve Reston

 
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Hey, maybe he will need some medical marijuana to help him recover from the pain of his operation.

Karma

Argh, I know how this goes. Get better.

Fantastic news!

Trutanich has been a pain for LA for a long time now.

Nice to see things come full cirle.


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