Reps. Eshoo, Rokita on the mend and back in the House

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) underwent a successful laparoscopic appendectomy at Stanford Hospital earlier this month, missing votes last week. 

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But she’s back and better than ever. Eshoo said she is grateful for the support from her friends, family, constituents and congressional colleagues who reached out to her as she recovered.

Eshoo’s district office fielded hundreds of calls, and well-wishers dropped off cards, flowers and, in one case, scones. 

Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.), meanwhile, had surgery on June 10 to repair a torn Achilles’ tendon.

How did he do that?

“In one of the most Hoosier ways possible — during a pickup basketball game at the members gym,” according to a statement provided to ITK. (For the non-basketball fan, basketball is kind of big in Indiana.)

Rokita’s doctor encouraged him not to travel for a while after the surgery, so he presumably watched a lot of C-SPAN, as well as the NBA Finals, from home. The freshman returned to the House on Wednesday.