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Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:56 pm

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trpmb6 wrote:
I find this to be fairly pre-mature. Her health is not ailing. She took a spill and broke some ribs, which is not an uncommon occurrence for folks her age. In fact, she had a similar problem in 2012. Broke 2 ribs then and recovered just fine. Sure it's 6 years later and there can always be complications with injuries like this leading to infection etc. But she will be just fine.

Asking "what would have happened if she didn't survive the ordeal" is a bit sensationalist.

Edit to add: I think it's kind of gross that people only hope she lives long enough to outlast a Trump presidency. It's never enough to just bless her with good health. It always seems to be paired with, until we can get someone else in to replace her. (though not directly stated as such, simply implied)

https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation- ... 43550.html

Also apparently #ribsforruth is a thing

Last edit: My guess is she just wanted to avoid the kegger that night for Kavanaugh's party.



My grandpa unfortunately fell two months ago and broke 5 ribs. He was 85 and his funeral was last week. When the news broke that she fell, I couldn’t help but think of him. I certainly hope her fate is different, but at that age, a fall is often times a death sentence due to complications that arise afterwards.


Similar thing happened to my grandfather. Slipped in the shower at 85 and fractured a vertebrate. He was too frail for them to fuse it. Died about six months later and it was a miserable six months for him living in a brace being unable to move on his own.


Sorry to hear.

My grandpa had Alzheimer’s and dementia as well and after the fall his health just went downhill. He got pneumonia and went septic. He went into hospice and began end of life care. Thankfully, he died peacefully in his sleep. He was pretty much my dad, so it’s been rough.
 
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Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:58 pm

BREAKING NEWS: "Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery to remove two cancerous nodules in her left lung".

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 387829002/
 
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Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:28 pm

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BREAKING NEWS: "Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery to remove two cancerous nodules in her left lung".

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 387829002/


In a weird twisted way it's probably good she cracked her ribs then. Might not have been discovered otherwise.
 
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Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:26 pm

trpmb6 wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
BREAKING NEWS: "Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery to remove two cancerous nodules in her left lung".

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 387829002/


In a weird twisted way it's probably good she cracked her ribs then. Might not have been discovered otherwise.


I met a guy a few weeks ago that had a stroke and they found cancer. Might not have found it without the stroke.
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:10 pm

Just last week all we heard about her is "she's in fine health". The following week, "oh, she has cancer".

Her team of doctors are working hard to keep her alive through the Trump presidency. Pretty soon she is just going to be a head in a jar like on Futurama.
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:51 pm

Oh boy, I hope they can get the tumors out fully, before it spreads. That's the bad thing about being this old... an unhealthy 80-some year is a fall or complication away from death, but so is a healthy 80-some year old...

Honestly, I think this all probably sounds worse than it is. Yes, she recently fell, and yes, now she has cancer in her lungs, but they are most likely unrelated, a coincidence

She's a fighter... Get well soon RBG!
 
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:42 pm

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Oh boy, I hope they can get the tumors out fully, before it spreads. That's the bad thing about being this old... an unhealthy 80-some year is a fall or complication away from death, but so is a healthy 80-some year old...

Honestly, I think this all probably sounds worse than it is. Yes, she recently fell, and yes, now she has cancer in her lungs, but they are most likely unrelated, a coincidence

She's a fighter... Get well soon RBG!


It's not about fighting she realizes she made a mistake by not retiring during the Obama presidency and she has to last to at least 2020 and hope Trump loses.
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:00 pm

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Oh boy, I hope they can get the tumors out fully, before it spreads. That's the bad thing about being this old... an unhealthy 80-some year is a fall or complication away from death, but so is a healthy 80-some year old...

Honestly, I think this all probably sounds worse than it is. Yes, she recently fell, and yes, now she has cancer in her lungs, but they are most likely unrelated, a coincidence

She's a fighter... Get well soon RBG!


It's not about fighting she realizes she made a mistake by not retiring during the Obama presidency and she has to last to at least 2020 and hope Trump loses.

I kinda resent that. I gave respect for her. I'm "center left" (I hate labels because I have views across the spectrum) but like I said... respect. I think almost anyone would say it's the moral move to make the Supreme Court apolitical. She would've been more strategic (yes, overall better for the left) had she retired during President Obama and assuming she has to be replaced under Trump... but...

She's probably operating:

1: greedily (possible)

2: apolitically. She knows the ramifications of President Obama vs hypothetical President Trump (which ended up happening) but served her term in health and without a regard to politics, which SCOTUS should be (right?)

If she is #1, then she's like any other political animal, whatever. If she's #2... Much respect. Both sides of the spectrum should at least be able to give her credit for that, even if/despite it being better for the right.

This is what I want to see from the left (closer to my "side".) Being right even if it's politically disadvantaged
 
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:55 am

Back to topic: RBG had malignant nodules removed surgically by removing a lobe on the left side of her lung. The left side has one lobe less than the right, making room for the heart.

The type of surgery might be interring. I seem to recall that DiVinci robotic surgery has been used in some chest surgery, avoiding significant less brutal than traditional approaches.

The type of cancer is also worth knowing. Surgeons are not worried, with no follow-up treatment planned. As the doctor indicated there was no detectable "primary cancer". That might mean that the cancer comes from her pancreatic cancer that she had 10 years ago. That would be a very slow growing cancer to say the least. Another alternative would be a cancernoid, which is what
I have removed a couple years ago. The "regular"version of that cancernoid is nothing to be concerned about. My Doc has a patient who had one out 25 years ago and he is still going strong.

I do wish RBG.all the very best, in terms of her health, her enjoyment on the bench and her enjoyment of life. She sets a good example for me, addressing unpleasant health issues head on. I've had 4 cancer surgeries over the past 15 years and, at 74, continue to look at any new nasty head on.
 
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Nope. Like I have said before she realizes she made a huge mistake by not stepping down when Obama was in office no she has to try to hold on. She is doing a disservice to this country.
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Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:01 pm

Not being present for oral arguments is not that uncommon. Illnesses etc happen. She's recovering, no big deal. The only reason it is newsworthy is because she had a perfect record of never missing oral arguments. That in itself IS significant, because she must really not be able to report for her to remain at home. But beyond that not really newsworthy imo.
 
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:01 pm

If you're on the SCOTUS, I'm of the opinion that you had better damn well answer the bell and go to work every day.

At such point one cannot do that consistently, it's time to retire. This lifetime appointment stuff is a bunch of nonsense.
 
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:05 pm

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If you're on the SCOTUS, I'm of the opinion that you had better damn well answer the bell and go to work every day.

At such point one cannot do that consistently, it's time to retire. This lifetime appointment stuff is a bunch of nonsense.



Hopefully your boss fires you when you get sick next time.
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If you're on the SCOTUS, I'm of the opinion that you had better damn well answer the bell and go to work every day.

At such point one cannot do that consistently, it's time to retire. This lifetime appointment stuff is a bunch of nonsense.



Hopefully your boss fires you when you get sick next time.


My job is every day. SCOTUS isn't. Big difference between being in session and not.

Being sick is one thing. Being elderly, infirmed, and not going to work is another. Especially if it's for any protracted period of time. The argument could be made that a SCOTUS can't weight the merit of the case unless they're present to do so, transcript notwithstanding.
 
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If you're on the SCOTUS, I'm of the opinion that you had better damn well answer the bell and go to work every day.

At such point one cannot do that consistently, it's time to retire. This lifetime appointment stuff is a bunch of nonsense.



Hopefully your boss fires you when you get sick next time.


My job is every day. SCOTUS isn't. Big difference between being in session and not.

Being sick is one thing. Being elderly, infirmed, and not going to work is another. Especially if it's for any protracted period of time. The argument could be made that a SCOTUS can't weight the merit of the case unless they're present to do so, transcript notwithstanding.


And she will not be part of the ruling when it is presented as she was not there for arguments. Please go take a civics course instead of your mindless attacks on a person recovering from Cancer Surgery.
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:41 pm

casinterest wrote:
slider wrote:
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Hopefully your boss fires you when you get sick next time.


My job is every day. SCOTUS isn't. Big difference between being in session and not.

Being sick is one thing. Being elderly, infirmed, and not going to work is another. Especially if it's for any protracted period of time. The argument could be made that a SCOTUS can't weight the merit of the case unless they're present to do so, transcript notwithstanding.


And she will not be part of the ruling when it is presented as she was not there for arguments. Please go take a civics course instead of your mindless attacks on a person recovering from Cancer Surgery.


I can't imagine he'd have had much to say other than "thoughts and prayers" if it was Brett Kavanaugh out of action with cirrhosis or or a case of liver cancer.
 
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:51 pm

casinterest wrote:
slider wrote:
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Hopefully your boss fires you when you get sick next time.


My job is every day. SCOTUS isn't. Big difference between being in session and not.

Being sick is one thing. Being elderly, infirmed, and not going to work is another. Especially if it's for any protracted period of time. The argument could be made that a SCOTUS can't weight the merit of the case unless they're present to do so, transcript notwithstanding.


And she will not be part of the ruling when it is presented as she was not there for arguments. Please go take a civics course instead of your mindless attacks on a person recovering from Cancer Surgery.

Who needs a civics course?

“Ginsburg instead will work from home and use the case briefs and argument transcripts to participate in the cases, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.”
 
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VTKillarney wrote:
casinterest wrote:
slider wrote:

My job is every day. SCOTUS isn't. Big difference between being in session and not.

Being sick is one thing. Being elderly, infirmed, and not going to work is another. Especially if it's for any protracted period of time. The argument could be made that a SCOTUS can't weight the merit of the case unless they're present to do so, transcript notwithstanding.


And she will not be part of the ruling when it is presented as she was not there for arguments. Please go take a civics course instead of your mindless attacks on a person recovering from Cancer Surgery.

Who needs a civics course?

“Ginsburg instead will work from home and use the case briefs and argument transcripts to participate in the cases, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.”


If it is allowed. However she can recuse herself as well. Civics teaches that Supreme Court justices are appointed for life. Not at the whims of ignorant fools.
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casinterest wrote:
VTKillarney wrote:
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And she will not be part of the ruling when it is presented as she was not there for arguments. Please go take a civics course instead of your mindless attacks on a person recovering from Cancer Surgery.

Who needs a civics course?

“Ginsburg instead will work from home and use the case briefs and argument transcripts to participate in the cases, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.”


If it is allowed. However she can recuse herself as well. Civics teaches that Supreme Court justices are appointed for life. Not at the whims of ignorant fools.


Ah, but now you're back tracking.

But again it doesn't really matter, this happens all the time. Again, the only reason this is newsworthy is because this is literally the first time this has happened for RBG. I'm one of the most conservative posters here and think we should be more understanding of the situation.

Now if it persists, that's another matter. I suspect this is not a long term issue.

One has to wonder, where do we draw the line though? If we keep someone on a ventilator in a hospital room, should they be allowed to continue their work? What if they're in a coma? Still technically alive right? Just a thought for another thread. (and perhaps it's already addressed with language i'm not familiar with)
 
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:12 pm

VTKillarney wrote:
casinterest wrote:
slider wrote:

My job is every day. SCOTUS isn't. Big difference between being in session and not.

Being sick is one thing. Being elderly, infirmed, and not going to work is another. Especially if it's for any protracted period of time. The argument could be made that a SCOTUS can't weight the merit of the case unless they're present to do so, transcript notwithstanding.


And she will not be part of the ruling when it is presented as she was not there for arguments. Please go take a civics course instead of your mindless attacks on a person recovering from Cancer Surgery.

Who needs a civics course?

“Ginsburg instead will work from home and use the case briefs and argument transcripts to participate in the cases, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.”


How about video conferencing?
 
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:21 pm

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And she will not be part of the ruling when it is presented as she was not there for arguments. Please go take a civics course instead of your mindless attacks on a person recovering from Cancer Surgery.

Just to clarify, this statement is patently false. She will be participating. There is no requirement that she be present for oral arguments.
 
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:38 pm

Amy Barrett was seen circling the block.

Two seperate tumors found in the lung of a non-smoker who's battled cancer in the past. This is not going to have a positive outcome.
 
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Amy Barrett was seen circling the block.

Two seperate tumors found in the lung of a non-smoker who's battled cancer in the past. This is not going to have a positive outcome.


Scarier is that if she didn't fall they may have not found them until her next surveillance visit
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Amy Barrett was seen circling the block.

Two seperate tumors found in the lung of a non-smoker who's battled cancer in the past. This is not going to have a positive outcome.


Scarier is that if she didn't fall they may have not found them until her next surveillance visit


I wouldn't be surprised if they were directly related. Has she made any public appearances since before the fall? I can't find anything other than upbeat stories reporting on her will to get back to work.

Years ago I worked in a radiology department and we had a girl who was a passenger in a car accident come through. She received a scan due to losing consciousness in the crash and we found a sizable brain tumor. Who knows how much longer it would have been before she found out? Scary!
 
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Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:44 am

Berevoff wrote:
Amy Barrett was seen circling the block.

Two seperate tumors found in the lung of a non-smoker who's battled cancer in the past. This is not going to have a positive outcome.


Yeah I was about to post that Amy Barrett has probably started packing for her new position.
 
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Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:39 pm

Ms. Ginsburg has not only missed her second week of oral arguments, she has cancelled speaking engagements through at least February 6th.

I'm praying for her full and complete recovery, even if it takes a little longer than any of us had hoped.

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