"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sen. Mark Kirk suffers stroke, undergoes surgery for swelling

Our thoughts and prayers are with Senator Kirk (R-IL) as he starts into the recovery phase of his stroke.  He is very fortunate this was caught and the necessary procedures taken.  We hope to see him back in the Senate after his recovery as his stance on issues has been pretty well reasoned especially when you consider he comes from Chicago.  He is a breath of fresh air from the political world of Chicago.  Good Luck to the Senator for a full recovery.
Sen. Mark Kirk suffers stroke, undergoes surgery for swelling
By Daniel Strauss - 01/23/12 12:09 PM ET 
Republican Sen. Mark Kirk (Ill.) was hospitalized Saturday after experiencing a stroke, his office said Monday.  
Kirk's office said he suffered the stroke on Saturday and underwent surgery on Monday to reduce swelling in his brain. 
"On Saturday, Senator Kirk checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital, where doctors discovered a carotid artery dissection in the right side of his neck.  He was transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where further tests revealed that he had suffered an ischemic stroke," Kirk's office said in a statement. "Early this morning the Senator underwent surgery to relieve swelling around his brain stemming from the stroke. The surgery was successful.  
"Due to his young age, good health and the nature of the stroke, doctors are very confident in the Senator's recovery over the weeks ahead," his office said. 
Kirk was elected to the Senate in 2010, winning the seat that was formerly held by President Obama. He has focused much of his attention on foreign affairs since coming to Washington, recently co-authoring an amendment that would impose additional financial sanctions on Iran.  
In December, Kirk endorsed Mitt Romney for president. 
— This story ws last updated at 12:33 p.m.  
Source:  The Hill 

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