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Rush Limbaugh thankful, says doctors mum on days left from cancer

Talk show host Rush Limbaugh is grateful for his life despite being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. His Christian faith gives him comfort.

The veteran radio talk show host spoke to listeners just before Thanksgiving, giving both an update on his health and an explanation of the true history of the holiday. Limbaugh has been hosting the show only one or two days a week as energy allows while he goes through chemo and other treatments.

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“You know, I wake up every day and thank God that I did,” he said. “I go to bed every night praying I’m gonna wake up. I don’t know how many of you do that, those of you who are not sick, those of you who are not facing something like I and countless other millions are. But it’s a blessing when you wake up. It’s a stop-everything-and-thank-God moment”

Limbaugh has stage 4 lung cancer. Doctors won’t tell him how long they think he has left to live, he said. Without treatment, doctors said he would have died within a couple of months following the diagnosis.

“I don’t look too far ahead,” he told his audience. “I certainly don’t look too far back. I try to remain committed to the idea what’s supposed to happen, will happen when it’s meant to. I mentioned at the outset of this –- the first day I told you –- that I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is of immense value, strength, confidence and that’s why I’m able to remain fully committed to the idea that what is supposed to happen will happen when it’s meant to.

“There’s some comfort in knowing that some things are not in our hands. There’s a lot of fear associated with that, too, but there is some comfort. It’s helpful to be able to trust and to believe in a higher plan.”

Limbaugh thanked the audience for their prayers.

“I send the same to all of you through anything that you are facing,” he said. “So now the objective here is rounding third, not having to head back to second base and slide in there. Here’s to rounding third and heading towards home. That’s the objective. That’s the goal.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice