Rush Limbaugh announced today that he has stage 4 lung cancer. I don't know about lung cancer but I do know that stage 4 cancer of
other types can be beat with chemo and radiation when surgery is pretty
much out of the question. It is not easy and the most important thing I
have heard one needs to do is to stay in the fight and complete each and
every treatment. When you quit you stand almost zero of a chance once
at stage 4.
It is also like having a bomb dropped into your lap when you
hear stage 4 especially when the whole thing comes as a surprise. I
think he said that his first symptoms were on the 12th of January (if I
understood correctly) and that his diagnosis was confirmed on the 20th.
If that is correct, that is a terrible shocker without a doubt.
I can wish him only all the best, and a complete if not also a speedy
recovery (there probably is no way it will be speedy at stage 4). He was
and remains a champion of the right, of our Constitution and of
freedom. By the way, he said he is going to continue with his show as
best he can do while going through treatments.
Rush Limbaugh is a great commentator, a pretty good linguist and a
political wiz. He also could be pretty funny - something unusual for a
talk show host on the right. He was a breath of fresh air when I lived
and worked in NYC and then when I lived on Long Island and still worked
in NYC. I was truly overwhelmed with relief and pretty much joy when I
found his show on the radio where I live now in Texas.
I am not religious but I sometimes say prayers just in case there really
is some divine entity out there listening; it's not that I am an atheist just that I am not certain either
way. As for the prayers I say, I have rarely said them for myself - even
when I probably needed them badly - they are almost always for others
just like now except he is getting more than most have gotten out of me.
All the best,