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Good luck, RBG

Once again the press seems to dancing around a serious health problem of major public figure without saying just what it is.  Just about everyone admires RBG, but saying “The tumor was treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body” as the Supreme Court announced yesterday sounds wonderful doesn’t it?  Except that it isn’t.  8 months ago she had two metastatic tumors removed from her lung.  Sometimes it is possible to tell the tissue of origin from slides made from the tumors, but, as far as I can tell, this information was never released.  Now they say there is no sign of tumor elsewhere in her body (just as they said 8 months ago).

One hopes for the best for her.  Agree or disagree with her political philosophy, she is an admirable, brilliant and likable individual who has overcome a lot over the years.

Unfortunately Justice Ginsburg has metastatic cancer.  Her prognosis is not good.  As President Trump said “I’m hoping she’s going to be fine. She’s pulled through a lot. She’s strong, very tough.”

She had better be.

Addendum 28 August ’19

We’ll see how the right responds when RBG passes.  Here’s leftist folk hero Bill Maher on the death of one of the Koch brothers.  There are other similar responses.

What else are we not being told?

All the best to justice Ginsburg and her recent surgery for two tumors on her lung. What else are we NOT being told?  Recall that today’s release noted that the tumors were discovered 6 weeks ago when she fell and broke some ribs.  Not a word about them until today.  Typical obfuscation about the health of a major figure — see some old posts on this point with other people.

https://luysii.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/medical-tribulations-of-politicians-degrees-of-transparency/

https://luysii.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/diagnosis-by-media-release-the-continuing-saga-of-hugo-chavez/

It may well be that Ginsburg (who has total control over her medical information as all patients should have) didn’t want this released.

 

This sort of thing  happens over and over.  Arafat was doing wonderfully after being airlifted to  France (until he didn’t).  Subsequently it was found that the family (not his physicians)  was releasing this information.  Essentially he was a corpse the whole time there.  The soi-disant ‘investigative press’ was nowhere to be found.  They could have noted the source of this information (e.g. the family not the docs taking care of him)  before he died, but they didn’t.