BALTIMORE, Md.–It was a tumor on the right side of Cong. Alan Nunnelee’s brain that has had him down for two months, but after complications he has been moved to outpatient care at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.
Nunnelee said in a statement that he is happy to begin the next phase of recovery.
He had surgery June 9 to remove the tumor, but after that developed speech and mobility problems.
Since then, he has been in physical rehab to improve his speech and get his left side back to full capacity.
His doctor, Dorianne Feldman, said Nunnelee has made significant progress on that front, but he will continue chemotherapy and radiation and his speech and mobility rehab while an outpatient.
Ninnelee faces Democrat Ron Dickey in a bid for his third term in Congress as a Republican. He represents northeast Mississippi, and is from Tupelo.