Rush Limbaugh used one word to describe the state of his cancer
Rush Limbaugh stunned Americans earlier this year when he announced that doctors diagnosed him with late stage lung cancer.
Limbaugh promised his audience he would not burden them with a daily play by play of his treatment.
But now Rush Limbaugh used one word to describe the state of his cancer.
On Monday, an emotional Rush Limbaugh 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 began.
Limbaugh explained that his latest scans after his treatment showed that the cancer had progressed after weeks of Limbaugh’s doctors reporting the cancer was not advancing.
“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.
Limbaugh added that there was reason for optimism in that the treatment previously showed it could arrest the progression of the cancer so his doctors believe that they could so once again.
Rush explained that he was sharing this news because death is a part of life and that there is no reason to get depressed about his diagnosis or to mope.
It’s a fact of life that everyone has to accept.