“I want to thank everyone especially for the patience they have given me to recover from a big stroke,” said Kirk.
Kirk’s office released the statement Thursday saying the Illinois Republican has recovered to the point where he can move home with his family.
The photo, taken April 19, shows Kirk talking with visiting staff members at the center.
The 52-year-old Republican was in good health when he had a stroke last month.
Neurosurgeon Richard Fessler says Kirk is alert, talking and responding well to questions.
Doctors say he’s making progress, but recovery will be a long process
The neurosurgeon who operated on Mark Kirk after his stroke says he is progressing as expected but remains in serious condition.
Kirk’s colleagues are likely to lend a hand, as they have for others who were absent for long periods.
It’s unclear how long his recovery could take or whether his full movement would be restored, doctors said.