Today Limbaugh gave an update on his stage 4 lung cancer, saying it’s gotten worse but his doctors will be changing his plan to fight harder:
WND – Radio legend Rush Limbaugh updated Americans on the status of his stage 4 lung cancer on Monday, indicating his latest scans for the deadly disease are not encouraging.
“The scans did show some progressions of cancer,” Limbaugh said on his national broadcast. “Prior to that the scans had shown that we had rendered the cancers dormant … we had stopped the growth.”
“We have some recent progression, it is not dramatic but it is the wrong direction.”
Limbaugh says he’s now having to tweak his treatment program.
“The idea now is to keep it where it is or maybe reduce it,” he explained.
Although the latest news is not showing improvement in his health, Limbaugh put the situation in perspective when looking back on his first treatment attempts when he was initially diagnosed this past winter.
“It was hopeless, it was absolutely hopeless. Yet a treatment regimen was begun and the first two of them failed, I mean big-time failed. … The third one? Magic! It worked. That’s where we were able, over the course of months, to render the cancer dormant.”
“After receiving the diagnosis , I never thought I would see October 1st,” Limbaugh continued. “The doctor said if you don’t do anything, we’re looking at a couple of months … There is no way back in January and February that I had anything but hope that I would still be alive on this day, October 19th, and that I would be fully productive working.”
“Given that as a starting point, given that as a baseline, I’m kicking butt. And the future looks pretty good.”
Limbaugh says he still gets “fatigued” and “very tired,” but he’s extremely grateful to come to the radio studios each weekday.
“I wake up every day, thank God that I did. I go to bed every night praying to God that I’m gonna wake up,” he said. “It’s a blessing when you wake up. It’s a stop-everything-and-thank-God moment. … It’s a blessing to maintain as much normalcy as you can.”
“The only thing that any of us are certain of is right now, today,” he said. “I try to make it the best day I can no matter what. I don’t look too far ahead. I certainly don’t look too far back.”
Limbaugh is clearly not without hope. He’s had success thus far and he obviously feels like he can have success again and we sincerely pray he does.
But that wasn’t the message of Michael Savage, who went on Twitter and ranted about Limbaugh crying about his cancer, telling him to get off the radio:
Limbaugh's crying about his cancer on air! Worst 15 minutes in radio history! Spilled a large coffee all over counter and floor. I PROMISE MY AUDIENCE THIS- I WILL NOT DRAG YOU DOWN WITH ME! Best wishes RUSH, but stop and leave the stage with dignity.
— Michael Savage (@ASavageNation) October 19, 2020