"I kept imagining going back to work," Kirk said, "and the irreducible physical amount of effort I had to put in."
Kirk tells the paper that before waking up in a hospital bed last January, he saw three angels who asked if he wanted to come with them. "I'll hold off," he said.
"I would say that I definitely became much more religious," Kirk told the Daily Herald. "They say there are no atheists in foxholes, and this stroke put me into a very deep foxhole. Yet, that feeling of faith sustained me, so I have no feelings of anger or regret."