Phil Taylor is on the mend after major heart surgery.
Phil Taylor is on the mend after major heart surgery. Scott Powick

Phil Taylor is on the mend

ONE month after major heart surgery, Murwillumbah character Phil Taylor says he is recovering well.

The prominent businessman had a heart valve replaced at Gold Coast University Hospital on April 13 after nearly dying from two heart attacks in October last year.

After his heart got out of rhythm, surgeons opted to install a Pacemaker in another surgical procedure just days later.

“The batteries are good for 10 years would you believe,” Mr Taylor said.

He recuperated at the Gold Coast facility for 10 days before being transferred to Murwillumbah Hospital where he stayed before he was released on April 26.

Mr Taylor was able to take part in the Anzac Day ceremony this year in Murwillumbah after all as part of his annual tradition by getting special permission to leave the hospital to attend.

He’s been back at work for two weeks at his business Taylor Made Cars which he is seeking to wrap up ahead of his retirement.

“I can’t drive, I can’t lift anything but I can answer the phone, pay bills,” he said.

“Every day I’m getting better.”

Mr Taylor said while a few people had expressed interest in his business premises at Prospero St, South Murwillumbah he had still not found a new tenant.



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