BALTIMORE (WJZ) — For the first time since undergoing five days of intense chemotherapy, Governor Larry Hogan made a public appearance Monday. During an event Monday afternoon, he addressed his health.
Meghan McCorkell has an update.
The governor is being treated for an aggressive form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma and says he is feeling good.
“I feel pretty good,” he said. “A lot of people were expecting me to look a lot more beat up than I am.”
Cracking jokes during his first public appearance since getting out of the hospital last week, Hogan says he is feeling strong. He underwent a week of intensive chemotherapy just four days after announcing he has stage three non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
“I’m a little bit tired, don’t have all the energy I used to but half of my energy is twice as much as most people, so I feel pretty good,” he said. “I’m not sick. Lots of people have nausea, lots of pain going through chemotherapy. I haven’t had any of that yet.”
During his hospital stay at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, the governor gave updates on both his Twitter and Facebook pages. A picture shows him wearing a lime green bracelet saying “Hogan Strong” to support lymphoma awareness.
Hogan Strong apparel is also available online, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
“The support, love and prayers I’ve been getting from all across the state and the nation have been incredible,” he said.
But his fight is far from over. The governor will undergo six more rounds of chemotherapy.
The governor says his doctors were pleased after the first round of chemo.
Hogan is continuing to work as he is receiving treatment; he said Monday he hasn’t missed a beat.