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Rep. Alan Nunnelee to Continue Recovery From Surgery at Home

Image: Rep. Alan Nunnelee to Continue Recovery From Surgery at Home Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss. (Public Domain/Nunnelee.house.gov)

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 02:29 PM

By Jennifer G. Hickey

Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee announced today that his doctors have granted approval to continue his rehabilitation from brain surgery at his home in Mississippi.

In a letter of thanks posted on his website, the Mississippi congressman said his illness "has caused me to be hospitalized for an extended period and unfortunately, it has physically separated me from the places and people I dearly love."

He noted that his medical team believes he has made "significant progress" and has approved his return to Mississippi for the remainder of his outpatient stroke rehabilitation.

Nunnelee, who is seeking re-election to the seat he won in 2010, began experiencing nausea and fatigue in early May, and after consulting the House Attending Physician, he underwent an MRI scan, which exposed an abnormality on the right side of his brain, according to a press release issued by the congressman.

On June 9, he had the small mass on his brain removed by surgeons at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

The 55-year old Republican was moved to Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University Hospital on June 30 and has been residing at the hospital's outpatient center since early August, according to his office, which has provided frequent updates on his progress on his congressional website.

His opponents in November are Democrat Ron Dickey, Libertarian Danny Bedwell, and the Reform Party’s Lajena Walley.

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