US Rep. Ashley Hinson, of IA, released from hospital after kidney infection.
In April, just after her district voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Hinson said she was diagnosed with a potentially fatal kidney infection and received antibiotics.
Her doctors said Hinson had to undergo another round of dialysis before she could go to her next appointment.
Now, with the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s actions concerning Ukraine, Hinson is in a better place.
“The doctor said, ‘It’s time to take a break, Ashley, we have to get you in for a full check-up,’” Hinson told the Journal-World.
In fact, as it turns out, Hinson had kidney cancer, but she had been told she had to have a biopsy before she could go for surgery. She chose surgery, and her transplant team successfully removed a kidney from her.
She spent seven days in the hospital and had to return for a second round of dialysis.
“I’m feeling great; I just need to get back to work with my husband, my little children, and enjoy my life,” Hinson said.
On Tuesday, Hinson, who spent much of 2019 in the hospital, will attend a ceremonial swearing in at the Statehouse in Des Moines with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the new Democratic Caucus members, including Hinson.
“For seven days now, I’ve been in the hospital fighting for my life,” she said. “I’ve been fighting for life.”
In an interview, Hinson admitted she was relieved she could move forward, “because my life is more in the gutter than it’s ever been, and I’m back in the gutter now.”
“I can’t even describe it,” she said. “I feel like I’m going backwards, I’m back in 2017.”
“It’s just a total shock,” she said. “I’m so grateful for all of the support.”
As the impeachment process moves