Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Resting to Fully Recover after Being Hospitalized for an Infection

Junie Sihlangu
Jul 15, 2020
09:27 A.M.
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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court revealed that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to a hospital. The Supreme Justice was said to be suffering from possible infection.

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Initially, on Monday evening, Ginsburg, 87, was taken to the Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., to be evaluated. The hospital visit occurred after she experienced “fever and chills.”

The following morning, she was taken to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She was treated for a “possible infection.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her chambers after an interview in Washington, D.C. on August 23, 2013 | Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images

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CLEANING OUT HER STENT

In the afternoon, Ginsburg underwent an endoscopic procedure to clean out a bile duct stent. The stent was placed in the Supreme Justice in August 2019.

We consistently work out together and there’s no excuse - Bryant Johnson.

The Supreme Court revealed how Ginsburg was “resting comfortably” and was expected to be at the hospital for a few days. She would also receive “intravenous antibiotic treatment.”

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TRUMP WISHES HER WELL

At a press conference, President Donald Trump showed his support to Ginsburg stating: "I wish her the best.” Over the past couple of years, Ginsburg has suffered from various health ailments.

Her illnesses all began in 1999, and throughout the years she’s had colorectal, lung, and pancreatic cancer. In December 2018, she was diagnosed with lung cancer.

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BATTLING PANCREATIC CANCER

Last August was the second time she battled pancreatic cancer. This year in May, she had to join court proceedings remotely from Johns Hopkins Hospital after recovering from a benign gallbladder condition.

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DOING HER DUTIES FROM A HOSPITAL

Ginsburg heard oral arguments over the telephone while at the hospital. It was reported that her voice was weaker than usual, however, it got stronger as the proceedings went on.

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STAYING AT THE HOSPITAL

Each time she’s had to go to the hospital for treatment, the Supreme Justice ends up back at work in no time. Most of her hospital stays are generally overnight.

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WORKING OUT

Part of the reason why Ginsburg bounces back so quickly is that she still makes time to exercise. She once revealed that she “drops everything” for her workouts.

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HER PERSONAL TRAINER

The Supreme Justice has been exercising with Bryant Johnson, her personal trainer, for 21 years.  While being interviewed by CNBC’s “Make It,” Johnson shared her exercise ethic saying:

“There is no excuse. You either do it or you don’t, and that’s her attitude. She shows up.”

He also confessed how they were “consistently working out.”

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