|Carney, John Olesky among the daffodils|
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
After the surgery, Jim posted:
“I'm AOK. Very very sore. Very tired. Breathing ok. Four-hour surgery. Four-hour recovery. Shout out to KT and Crystal Clinic. More later loves! Thanks to all. Jimmyjames”Surgery for Carney
Retired BJ reporter Jim Carney, who still subs on WAKR talk radio from time to time, will have spinal fusion at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 for his back problem.
“Haven't been able to stand or walk for more than a few minutes without pain!”
Jim has been married 28 years to BJ reporter Katie Byard. Jim took a BJ buyout in May 2014 after 35 years at Ol’ Blue Walls.
The last time I saw Jim was last April when we both were hiking the H.S. Wagner Daffodil Trail in Summit Metro Parks. The Trail was named for the park district's first director-secretary, who planted the first bulbs in the late 1930s. Each spring more than 40,000 daffodils bloom.