By Chris Kieffer
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.