I Can’t Express My Gratitude for Your Prayers

RUSH: Let me start with an attempt – I still have the remnants of the flu, but everything is fine, folks. I need to find a way beyond what I’ve already done to express my heartfelt gratitude and thanks and appreciation for the outpouring that continues to come in from people. I can’t respond to all of it. I’m starting to feel guilty about it. Because so many people are sending me — people that I haven’t heard from in I don’t know how long and finding a way to reach me, finding a way to get through to me and I’m reading these notes, and it’s so voluminous, I can’t respond to it all. I try, but I lose ground so quickly.

And then I start feeling guilty that I don’t respond because people are taking — some of these notes that you’re sending, most of them are so heartfelt, they are so intimately detailed. It’s because of that I can’t tell you how much it means to me. I can’t. I wish I knew how. I’m thinking there are more prayers for me in this country than can be counted, than can be tabulated. And I just am confident as heck that they matter, that they’re effective. So please accept this as an ongoing and never-ending thank-you to everybody.

And please be confident that more than likely I’ll see what you send me, even if I don’t have a chance to respond to it all. And one little housekeeping thing. I have not been openly clear about the procedure that I have opted for. And because of my numerous absences over the past three weeks, a lot of people have assumed things, and I want to try to fix that too.

It’s no big deal. And I’m not gonna get intimately detailed because, as this Mayor Pete thing shows, the Drive-By Media just refuses to get it right about me. In fact, they purposely distort, they knee-jerk react and accuse me of saying things and doing things I haven’t said or done. So I’m not gonna get into any detail because, A, it’s nobody’s business; B, it would ignite all kinds of untold investigations.

The only thing I can tell you is I haven’t yet begun treatment. Now, the reason I haven’t begun treatment is that the kind of treatment I have chosen requires me to be an ox everywhere else in my body. And so I have been undergoing for the past month or three weeks, whatever the length of time is, interrupted by the flu and interrupted by a necessary medical procedure, I have been undergoing tests to determine my physical strength throughout the rest of my body in order to be able to withstand what they’re gonna throw at me.

No, it is not dog worm medicine. I actually had somebody suggest that, but that’s not what it is. I think I’m gonna be cleared for it. It’s kind of, well, “frustrating” is the wrong word, but as I’ve undergone these medical exams — and these have been rigorous, exhausting medical exams and tests — I have found that I am the picture of health everywhere else in my glorious and lovely body, which is a good thing because those reservoirs and reserves apparently will — maybe. I mean, the side effects and so forth are not known until you actually begin.

But it’s state-of-the-art. It is nothing that I am missing by not talking to every expert in the world. I’ve been anticipating this, I’ve have had a team of doctors assembled for quite a while. And so this course of action, if the battery of tests that were completed last week come in with flying colors today, then the treatment will start this week.

The only reason I’m telling you this is because people continue to ask, “So how you reacting? Is the treatment working?” It hasn’t even started yet, folks. There have been a number of things — it would have if I hadn’t had the flu for a week. You gotta stop everything while that happened. And then I needed a related surgical, medical procedure, which also delayed by a week the ongoing testing and the necessary discoveries to see if I can withstand it, my body can withstand what they’re gonna throw at this.

I feel very confident about it. And I’d love to give you the details. It’s just that some things have to remain private, and if I wold divulge details these clowns in the media would get hold of it and totally distort it on purpose. And those of you who had not heard me explain it would get a completely distorted view, no doubt, about what I had said. It’s really fascinating. You cannot — somebody like me, most conservatives in the media cannot rely on anybody else to report what they have said, what we have said accurately and honestly.

RUSH: By the way, just a little housekeeping I forgot to mention: On our home page at RushLimbaugh.com, we have started a section called Special Notes for Rush. It’s just a gateway for anybody who doesn’t have any other way of reaching us to send a quick note if you are so inclined. I’m not asking for them. I’m making it available to you if you wish. I love hearing from you. Don’t misunderstand. It’s called Special Notes for Rush on the Web page. We check ’em frequently.

Rush Limbaugh, Just Diagnosed with Advanced Lung Cancer, Now Has the Flu

Rush Limbaugh, Just Diagnosed with Advanced Lung Cancer, Now Has the Flu

“My doctors are insisting on a veritable quarantine as I prep for the beginning of my treatment regimen.”

Published Feb 10, 2020 by Sarah Fielding

Rush Limbaugh echoes Lou Gehrig in return to radio, says he’s ‘one of the luckiest people alive’

A resilient Rush Limbaugh returned to his golden EIB microphone on Friday after missing three episodes to undergo cancer treatment just in time to mock the “implosion” of the Democratic Party and downplay his diagnosis as something with which “millions of Americans” are also dealing.  He also thanked supporters for making him feel like “one of the luckiest people alive.”

“What a week. What an incredible week,” Limbaugh said at the top of the program, on the heels of Monday’s shock announcement that he’s been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and being presented with the Medal of Freedom at President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Limbaugh wasn’t only referring to his own week, but also to a wild news cycle that included Trump being acquitted by the Senate and the disastrous Iowa caucuses.

“You know, I don’t like to brag… but everything happening to the Democrat Party today, if you go back… you’ll find that I predicted the implosion of the Democrat Party and that’s exactly what it is,” Limbaugh said.

Limbaugh told listeners that the Democrats have “lost their entire moral foundation” because they became consumed with hatred.

“Hatred is a poison, it destroys you,” he said. “Hatred can never make you happy.”

After putting a spotlight on the left’s rough week, Limbaugh, 69, addressed his own situation a few minutes into the program.

“The last thing that I did on Monday was inform all of you of a medical diagnosis, advanced lung cancer. I told you Monday that I really wished that I could not announce it because I don’t like making things about me, and I promised you that I was not going to live every aspect of this on the air. Millions of you have been through it. It’s nothing that millions of Americans aren’t experiencing… so you don’t need me sharing all of the details with you,” he said. “I wouldn’t want to do it anyway because there is a lot of factors involved including privacy and distraction.”

Limbaugh said he didn’t have a prepared monologue related to his cancer and the immediate aftermath of announcing it to the world, but would essentially speak form the heart.

“Despite living in the public eye, I really am a private person,” he said. “That’s just who I am. I want whatever I’m known for to speak for itself during these three hours… I’m not interested in being in the news all the time.”

Limbaugh told viewers that all the support he has received has been a blessing and evoked New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig, who famously declared that he considered himself “the luckiest man on the face of the earth” after being diagnosed with the fatal ALS back in 1939. Limbaugh said he has seen the historic footage of Gehrig’s speech numerous times over the years.

“The first two or three times I heard it, I had trouble processing it. How in the world can anybody feel lucky after having been told that you have a disease for which there is no recovery, and that it’s fast… there was a part of me that thought, okay this is something that famous people are supposed to say… I thought, clearly there is a portion of Lou Gehrig that thinks he has to say this,” Limbaugh said. “Now I know that’s all wrong. Now I know that there was nothing forced or phony or public-relations related about it. Because I feel the same way.

“I cannot thank all of the people that I have heard from since Monday,” he said. “To have this kind of support, and to know it, to be fully aware of it, it does make me one of the luckiest people alive.”