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Ed Sleiman, Ward 5 councillor for the City of Windsor, speaks with local residents, (Zander Broeckel / AM800 News)

A Windsor city councillor was back in chambers Monday after a health scare sidelined him for more than a month.

Ward 5 councillor Ed Sleiman has been absent from city hall since bumping his head on a desk in July.

Because of the blood thinner medication he was on, his doctors believe the bump caused internal bleeding around his brain.

The 76-year-old was released from hospital after an emergency surgery on July 30. The councillor has been recovering at home since then.

Sleiman sits on more than a dozen agencies, boards and committees.

“Today, a couple times, I was kind of hesitant that maybe I should leave early, but I think I managed to get it ok,” Sleiman said after Monday’s four-hour council session.

He admits he's not 100 per cent healthy, but was eager to return to his job.

"Honestly, I feel a lot better when I'm at a council meeting,” Sleiman remarked. “You feel at least, your brain is working, physically, mentally, and that's about I think about it anyway."

It’s good to see ward 5 councillor Ed Sleiman back in council chambers. He missed a number of meetings after side-effects from bumping his head led to a brain bleed and hospital stay. @CTVWindsor pic.twitter.com/3wBzj3ha5S

— Rich Garton (@RichGartonCTV) September 9, 2019