WEST CARTHAGE, NY — “Following a check-up this spring, I recently underwent a routine, preventative vascular procedure. I’m feeling healthy and enjoying a speedy recovery. I’ll be back to work full-time very soon. I want to thank Assemblyman Cliff Crouch for encouraging me to schedule that appointment. We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about healthcare, and encouraging our friends to make good choices is part of what friendship is all about. I have a new appreciation for the importance of preventive care and it’s something that will impact my legislative priorities when I return to Albany this January. I want to thank everyone for their warm thoughts and well-wishes. Mostly, I want to thank my wife, Sheila, for her unyielding support and also encourage her not to get too sick of me over the next couple of weeks,” said Blankenbush.