Rush Limbaugh’s cancer diagnosis was one of the biggest media stories of 2020.
Limbaugh’s millions of listeners were waiting for an update on his health.
And Rush Limbaugh gave listeners this tearful update on his cancer.
When Limbaugh announced his cancer diagnosis, Limbaugh explained he did not want to be the story of his show and that he would not give a daily update on the course of his treatment.
Limbaugh did offer periodic progress reports.
One of those reports finally came.
And the news was not good.
Limbaugh fought back tears as he told his audience that his cancer was “terminal.”
“And at some point you can decide, you know, this medication may be working, but I hate the way I feel every day. I’m not there yet. But it is part and parcel of this. It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over. Now, we all are, is the point. We all know that we’re going to die at some point, but when you have a terminal disease diagnosis that has a time frame to it, then that puts a different psychological and even physical awareness to it,” Limbaugh stated.
Limbaugh continued on explaining that in his last round of scans the doctors found that his cancer advanced as opposed to previous scans showing his cancer stalled.
“So, last week was treatment week. Was it last week? The week before. The week before was treatment week. And I got some scans. I don’t get scans every treatment week. The scans did show some progression of cancer. Now, prior to that, the scans had shown that we had rendered the cancer dormant. That’s my phrase for it. We had stopped the growth. It had been reduced, and it had become manageable,” Limbaugh added.
The top-rated talk show host compared the progress in battling cancer to a baseball player rounding second base to score, but having to retreat because he knew he would be thrown out at third base.
“For those of you that have been paying attention to the ballgame analogy of this, when I last left off, I was rounding second base and I was chugging toward third. The objective was to hit a home run, to get a home run: Go all the way around the bases, go to home plate and beat this. So I was rounding second, on the way to third — and I realized I wasn’t gonna make it,” Limbaugh declared.
Limbaugh added that his treatment of chemotherapy and drugs proved successful in the past from making the cancer go “dormant” and that the doctors held out hope it could be used to prolong his life for as long as possible.
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