Munley may face bypass surgery

Reported by Scott Saxton email

KILLEEN, TEXAS (WECT) - Sgt. Kim Munley may face more surgery than originally expected, according to a new blog post from the former Wrightsville Beach officer.

Munley is being credited along with others for helping stop the shootings that took place at Fort Hood in November.  Major Nidal Hasan killed thirteen people and injured thirty others in the shooting on the military base November 5th.

Munley, the daughter of former Carolina Beach Mayor Dennis Barbour, was shot several times during her effort to stop Hasan.

In a blog post Monday afternoon, Munley says she suffered a setback while preparing for knee replacement surgery next month.  A doctor's visit today revealed that Munley is continuing to have circulation problems in her injured leg and that may lead to bypass surgery, according to Munley.

"Hopefully, the problem can be fixed with stints or balloons but we'll see. He did emphasize how unbelievably lucky I am that my leg was saved since I went 2 hours without any blood flow to the entire limb. So I am still thanking the good Lord for that blessing. The body works in mysterious ways. I'd like to give credit to a healthy lifestyle with good diet and exercise for my rapid recovery. I was thinking that my knee replacement was going to be the biggest obstacle to get over. Now, it seems, there may be more. But, I know I will face it head strong and full pace because that's how I roll, lol!!!," Sgt. Munley wrote on her blog.

In another blog post this week, Munley revealed she is getting out of the house more and able to drive her Tahoe occassionally.  Munley also says she is considerioccasionally inspirational memoir that will discuss Ft. Hood and how she has been able to "mentally and physically conquer the obvious mishaps."

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