Get well soon, Mark Kirk
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, the Illinois Republican, has UNDERGONE SURGERY after suffering a stroke over the weekend.
At first, I was hoping that Kirk had experienced just a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is sometimes called a “mini-stroke.” A TIA is no trivial matter, but most victims survive to lead normal lives. I had one of those things myself 25 years ago, and I bounced back fairly quickly without surgery or any permanent impairment.
Kirk’s episode, however, seems to have been more serious, although not as bad as it could have been.