Rush Limbaugh: Every Day Of Life A Gift

( Legendary conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh, who continues his treatment for stage 4 lung cancer, offered an update on his health on Tuesday, telling his radio audience that “every day remains a gift.”

“You know, I wake up every morning, and I think God that I did,” he said.

Limbaugh made the sad announcement in October that his treatment was no longer working, and that it is unlikely that the cancer will stop growing and spreading. It appears his condition is now terminal.

“I remember mentioning at the very beginning of this that there were going to be random days where I would just need to take off,” he added. “And the last couple have been in that category. I had some medical challenges, but that was to be expected, dealing with them.”

You might remember how Limbaugh announced back in February that he had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. After an emotional period, in which conservatives all over the world sent their well wishes to Limbaugh and both politicians and pundits thanked Limbaugh for his lifetime dedication to conservatism, the president also awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

During this year’s State of the Union address, Limbaugh was awarded the medal by First Lady Melania Trump as he sat in the audience.

Limbaugh reminded his viewers this week that he still expects there will be days he needs to take off from his show to rest, but said it is a blessing he is still working on his show.

“But the fact that I’m able to get back here and be with you is a genuine blessing, and I appreciate it and I appreciate your understanding throughout all of this.”

And even on the days when he isn’t working on the show, he said, he realizes that he wishes he could be.

“And that when those days occur, that I will do what I can to get back as quickly as is possible,” he promised.

Limbaugh also took to Twitter on December 17 to once again thank his supporters.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your incredible messages and words of encouragement,” he said.