Jerry McNerney recovering from wrist surgery

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, is recovering from voluntary surgery he underwent this past Friday to repair a wrist tendon.

“It’s not slowing him down, although you can imagine what it’s like to be an elected official who can’t shake hands with his right hand,” spokeswoman Sarah Hersh said today.

Or to be an elected official who looks like he’s constantly pointing at something. Here are some photos from McNerney’s visit earlier today to DaVita Inc.’s Pleasanton Dialysis Center, where he met with patients and caregivers to learn about dialysis and kidney care needs for local residents, including the unique needs of veterans.

Rep.McNerney, Walter Cunha

Dr. Oliver, Rep. McNerney, Walhid Latifi

“As a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, it is my top priority to make sure our veterans have access to quality care,” McNerney said in a news release.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • hilltopper

    Best of luck for a full recovery Jerry.