Giffords faces long road, but hopes to return to Hill
Stress of job could work against her
Debating opponents. Negotiating compromises. Raising money. The demands of Congress are great for anyone, much less someone recovering from a gunshot to the head like Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Her first televised interview showed a lively woman making good progress in recovering from a devastating brain injury, yet still struggling mightily to pull out the words she wants. Only 10 months after her injury, brain specialists unconnected with Giffords’s care say she’ll almost certainly continue to improve. But no one can predict how much or how fast.