Governor Noem Successfully Treated for Back Injury at Mayo Clinic 

Governor Noem Successfully Treated for Back Injury at Mayo Clinic

PIERRE, S.D. – Today Governor Kristi Noem announced that following several weeks of medical treatment in South Dakota for a back injury, the Governor underwent successful back surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Her treating surgeon, Dr. Mohamad Bydon, described the treatment: “Governor Noem developed an acute condition impacting her lumbar spine. She underwent successful surgery and is well on her way to a full recovery. The Governor is in excellent health.”

Dr. Bydon is a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic and the Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson Professor of Neurosurgery.

“Surgery was successful, and I am thankful that I am on the road to making a full recovery,” said Governor Noem. “As part of that recovery, I have to abide by certain limitations on my activity in order to allow my back to heal properly. In the short term, this will include amount of standing I can do and the amount of travel that I can partake in around our great state.  I am grateful for the doctors’ and nurses’ steady hands – and God’s grace – as I am now back home in Pierre and on the mend.”

“I will continue to carry out my duties as your governor. I’ve always strived to be a hands-on governor, who works directly alongside all of you to make South Dakota the greatest and freest state in the nation,” Governor Noem continued.  “We will continue working towards that goal together. I ask for your continued prayers and hope to see you all soon.”


19 thoughts on “Governor Noem Successfully Treated for Back Injury at Mayo Clinic ”

  1. Why would she need to reinforce that she won’t be out and about in South Dakota? Would people think she is not out in South Dakota because she is at out of state events chasing a national stage? Do people think she would really pull a Sarah Palin and quit being governor?


    1. Yeah, she’s already quit and just expects bootlickers of the SDGOP to Weekend at Bernie’s her in Pierre until she can announce for VP fall of ‘23.

    2. she can quit to accept a higher paying job any time she wants. It’s what sensible people do. Only an idiot would turn down an opportunity to make more money. That’s why you don’t see many middle-aged people working the same job they had in high school.
      You can flip burgers again when you retire, if you want to take a step back.

      1. That’s not how it works for elected officials. They serve their term and they can move up if they want to try after their commitment is done. They do not get to abandon their duties for their own personal desires. If she chooses to seek the vp nod in 2024, she should not run for governor now. This is much more likened to someone who signed a contract and not an ordinary job. It’s tacky and disrespectful.

        1. Just curious, did you feel that way about Obama?

          And before you start in with the typical liberal comeback, i.e. lie, here you go:

          “The United States Senate career of Barack Obama began on January 3, 2005, and ended on November 16, 2008. He resigned his seat in the U.S. Senate upon being elected President of the United States.”

  2. What was her reason for not going to one of the fine hospitals and surgeons in South Dakota?

    I know the Mayo Clinic is the best of the best, but was her condition that serious that it couldn’t be treated in state?

      1. She could pay the states money to businesses in the state?
        As opposed to sending state money to Minnesota?
        But then she seems quite happy to send my tax money to other states, so this is par for the course.

        1. I assume all your needs are met by South Dakota based businesses and corporations. I’ll wait until you list them all off.

          1. I am not the governor of South Dakota, but if my needs are met by a South Dakota Business, I go with a South Dakota Business – it is only if those needs are not met that I go elsewhere.
            If this was a medical need that was serious enough that she couldn’t have had them met at Sanford, or Avera, or Monument, or any of the other Surgical Centers in the state of South Dakota – The State that PAYS for her insurance and pays her – then this is a simple answer to a simple question. I would assume that she would have included that in her statement.
            I am sorry that I think the State Government should spend the State’s Money within the State. She is the #1 representative of the State Government. Everything she does, everything she says, and everywhere she spends the state’s money is an endorsement or commendation. I guess according to the State Government, I shouldn’t trust any of the doctors or hospitals in South Dakota with a delicate surgery.

            1. …so you can’t list anything. Get over yourself and cut the drama. I wouldn’t go to Sanford for anything, myself. I did a google search and there aren’t many back specialists in SD and if it was something very delicate and rare ANYONE would go ANYWHERE to get it done and a physician worth their practice would refer any patient on to someone who can perform the surgery.

              Find something else to complain about.

    1. Noem has done nothing in state yet. She spends all of her time out of state to include higher out is state agencies.

  3. Well it looks like noem violated the law again

    It is just not believable that she didn’t have anesthesia and need to transfer power while incapacitated

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