Rush Limbaugh is hanging in tough, rolling with the punches and taking the blows in his advanced-stage cancer battle.
His most recent update is simple.
“I believe prayer works,” the conservative radio star said. “I know it does.”
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He’s giving insight into his fight, noting that his most recent treatment went better than he’d expected.
And it seems to be lifting his spirits.
“This past period, this past treatment, which was a week ago tomorrow, this has been much better than I thought,” he said.
“I was expecting to be, you know, in that just debilitating fatigue for 10 days. And I wasn’t. It lasted two days, Thursday and Friday,” he added. “The weekend was good.”
His words indicate that he may have more time left, according to what seemed like an optimistic prediction. Speaking in baseball terms, he explained the idea that he has capitalized on a last opportunity to make a recovery.
” … in my third at-bat, the last shot that I had at this, I got on base and I stole second, and I’m chugging on to third, and I’m very confident that I’m gonna score.”
“I’m very confident that this is gonna go into extra innings,” he added.
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“There are good days, good weeks. There are bad days and bad weeks.”
But the longtime host is likewise careful get his hopes up too much.
“I’m trying to avoid being specific in the lingo here. And, again, that’s simply because of how rapidly things can change with this kind of diagnosis.”
“I could be even more optimistic if I wanted to because there is reason to be, but, again, when every phase and stage happens that’s an improvement, I’ll be sure and pass it on.”
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