In November, 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took a spill in her office and ended up with three fractured ribs, causing her legion of supporters and liberals across the nation to hold their breath in worry and wonder about the status of her health and continued service on the high court.
But Ginsburg herself just revealed in a recent interview that her recovery is not only coming along just fine, but that her fractured ribs are “almost repaired.”
Ribs are “almost repaired”
Ginsburg was a featured guest at an event hosted by the Museum of the City of New York on Saturday, where she took part in a conversation with NPR journalist Nina Totenberg to discuss how things were going for her these days.
Noting the anxious concern among liberals about Ginsburg’s longevity and well-being, Totenberg bluntly asked, “How’s your health?”
Ginsburg politely replied, “It’s fine, thank you.”
In response to a follow-up question about “those ribs you busted,” Ginsburg said they were “almost repaired.”
Totenberg then asked if Ginsburg had resumed her fitness regimen with her trainer, to which Ginsburg replied: “Yes. We went back immediately after the fall — we could do legs only — but yesterday, we did the whole routine.”
Despite her exercise routine, Ginsburg has had health problems for years.
She has fractured ribs in the past and has even survived battles with colon and pancreatic cancer in 1999 and 2009, respectively.
No intentions of going anywhere
Later in the interview, Ginsburg joked that the Supreme Court was the “most collegial institution” in Washington. Indeed, she said that all of the justices “respect and even genuinely like each other.”
She also revealed that a traditional dinner would be held in January in honor of the newest associate justice on the court, Brett Kavanaugh, at which the jurist he replaced, former Justice Anthony Kennedy, would ceremoniously pass on the proverbial torch to his successor.
Despite all that she has endured health-wise over the years, Ginsburg has shown little sign of being ready to retire and step aside.
Indeed, she has vowed to remain on the bench for another five years — even if only in a bid to prevent Trump from being able to nominate her successor.