Nunnelee ‘doing well’ after health scare



By Chris Kieffer

Daily Journal

TUPELO – U.S.Congressman Alan Nunnelee said on Friday he is “doing well” one week after doctors found a small abnormality on his brain.

Nunnelee, who lives in Tupelo and represents Mississippi’s First Congressional District, was released from the hospital May 9 after a brief visit. On Friday, he was in Tupelo to recognize students from the district who had received appointments to military academies.

“I’m so encouraged and doing well,” he said. “We have to find out exactly what we’re dealing with, but we’ve had some good reports the last few days. I’m impressed by the outpouring of support.”

The Congressman also said he was eager to continue working.

“I can walk and chew gum at the same time,” he said. “…I have a job to do.”

Nunnelee was admitted to the hospital after experiencing nausea and fatigue on May 7. During an MRI scan, doctors found a “small abnormality” on the right side of his brain. Doctors determined it to be a small intracranial mass that appears to be “an isolated problem that can be remedied through surgery.”

Nunnelee said last week he would work with his doctors and consider the House calendar to determine the best time for the procedure.

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  • barney fife

    Cut & Paste Nunnelee will go back to work having had a new hole drilled into the side of his head, only to have a least one MD reach in with a knife and vacuum cleaner to remove whatever abnormalities might be found, and then sealing that hole up with the latest & greatest form of skull bondo
    Will the GOP get their parrot back?
    Might the surgeon have drilled some sense into his head and left him capable of independent thought and opinion?
    Only time will tell.

    • Mikoma

      Your lack of sensitivity is exceeded only by your degree of ignorance. People like you should be either pitied or laughed at. In your case, it’s difficult to tell if you have a learning disability or are simply a clown.

  • Thile

    “Nunnelee said last week he would work with his doctors and consider the House calendar to determine the best time for the procedure.”

    No worries, Alan. The congresscritters you had water for are only scheduled to “work” less than 50 days over the next five months. Plenty of time for your recovery.