My wife and I had a baby recently and the thing that calms him down the most when he is upset is playing reruns of your show via 24/7. Thanks again and get well.
Please remember, you are a part of our family, too. We’re not turning our back, no matter what. We couldn’t use the term “family” if we did. What’s best for you is what is best for the “family” and is what we are supporting through prayers and a positive attitude. Families are to lean on… so go ahead, please think us worthy enough to lean on… you certainly are worthy of supporting… no matter what.
Cannon Falls, MN
I have been with you since I was a teenager, watched your television show, listened faithfully over the last fifteen years, and when I could not listen, tuned into the web site for my updates. The best thing about this situation is when people struggle together the bond grows stronger. Your audience is struggling with you and we are here for you, and will be awaiting your healthy return. As always, the left will be dumbfounded when the same millions of listeners are there for your return. Something the left cannot comprehend is loyalty. Your listeners are loyal, as proven by the audience there for Tom, Roger, and Walt. Tell the trio we appreciate their pearls of wisdom too. Dittos Rush and beat this thing for yourself, Marta, and your extended family.
You are not alone. As someone who understands chemical dependency (because I have a problem too) I hope you know that there are far more people out there who empathize with what you?re going through, than those who don?t.
The difference between my problem and yours is that you are fighting a physical pain, the result of an unsuccessful surgery. I am fighting an emotional pain, the result of sexual abuse as a child. But whatever our reasons, your experience has affected me on another level, and I have never felt more closer to you and your suffering.
Your announcement that Friday made me realize something – that no matter how much we hurt today, and no matter how much we will continue to hurt tomorrow (because we both know we will live with this forever) we can turn the tides so that the demons encircling us will become the armor we use to fight the good fight? and help others in the end. Because that?s what this life thing is really all about, isn?t it? Helping others.
You were selected, not cursed.
Please know that you have my prayers and support in your battle against prescription pain killers. Having gone through having both hips replaced I know of the need for pain medication. However, I understand that back pain is much worse so I can see how you needed help.
Put your faith in the Lord and he will get you through this. Don’t worry, we listeners are not going anywhere.
Dittos. God Bless You. We will pray for you and good luck.
We will continue to listen to the EIB.
Good Luck and God speed your recovery. You have been a blessing to this country, which we do not want to lose.
I’m grateful for your presence on my radio. I wish you success in your fight to overcome your latest challenge, and look forward to your return to the airwaves.
I will always be a faithful listener and we will be waiting for you to return. Your guest hosts are great people and I enjoy them, but no one can take your place. I just hope you are able to return to us completely cured! The best to your lovely wife – we are praying for her also.
In NW New Mexico – the Four Corners area
Love you best, but I will be listening to all the wonderful guest hosts while you are away. I listen to WOAI in San Antonio.
We have no doubt that will emerge from this successfully. Once you put your mind to something, you will succeed. Been listening since 1990. You have inspired us all. Personally though, your encouragement, intellect and inspiration have served as the irritant in the oyster that became the pearl of my character.
KC in Park City, UT
There is no way to put into words the feelings of love for this man. I am a more stable and centered person after about 15 years of listening.
Rush…you can count on my prayers and my support. I have already contacted my local affiliate to let them know that I will continue to listen and I hope it is for a very, very long time.
Smile today and know you are loved.
La Crosse, Wisconsin
I know you’re going through a rough time right now. I realize you want to do it yourself, but I’m glad you decided to get help. We’re here for you and please let us know if you need anything.
Your friend always,
Rush, no matter what evil tries to take you down, you will prevail! I support all your reasons for doing what you have to do, God will help you, and hurry back – we will wait patiently.
A devoted listener,
Dear Rush and Marta,
Please know you are in our prayers and thoughts. We really miss your wonderful voice on WJBO in Baton Rouge.
Thank you for speaking up for people like us who really have no voice with these liberals.
Take care and be back soon.
You’ve influenced me politically more than anyone, ever. You take tremendous flack & keep coming back with outstanding entertaining shows. I now, very rarely disagree with you. Before, I’m not sure I even thought about those ideas you articulate.
I’ve had medical set-backs & recovered. With the God’s help, your family, friends & listeners (myself included) you’ll come back stronger than ever. In the meantime I will pray that you experience “the Peace that passes all understanding”
Listened and loved you for 15 years. Guest Hosts doing a great job but we NEED you. Best wishes on your road to recovery.
Betty and Bill
We love you, and pray for you to return soon.
Gene & Beverly
Hang in there Rush!
Our prayers are with you. We understand how difficult this is for you, and at the same time we know you will conquer it and return to us.
I just wanted to write a note and tell you I am really missing you. You contribute so much to all of us – kind of your own public service operation. I have always respected you so much and remember the first time I turned on the radio during Gulf War 1 and thinking how much sense you make. When asked in a game I was recently playing who I would most like to have lunch with, I said, “Mr. America, no really, Rush Limbaugh!”
All my best wishes,
My heart is heavy, my Day is long, will miss you terribly until you return. You absolutely make my day! I too have an addiction – it is your voice, wisdom and wit. My kind of Guy! Marta is a lucky woman! Get well and strong my friend. Show us what strength you have. Let your light shine thru.
I was introduced to your show just before Dan?s bake sale in Fort Collins CO. My daughter and I saw you at that bake sale; met thousands of Rush fan?s; and realized there are many of us ?dittoheads?. There was not a stranger in that crowd; everyone was so polite, courteous, and all believing in the same political ideals. It was like one big family reunion. From that day on, you have been a tremendous influence in my life and many of my friends and family. We all agreed ?Finally there is someone who reaches across the nations with his truth- and he is saying exactly what we are thinking. This cannot and will not end now ? I know you will be well soon and back in your ?Attila the Hun? chair, separating the truth from liberals lies. You and Marta are in our prayers daily
With deep respect
Rapid City, S.D.
Best wishes from the Great White North! I am a regular listener from Canada and have always appreciated your unique combination of humor and insight. It is remarkable that you have been able to maintain such a high quality of programming in the face of pain and complete hearing loss. Your tenacity will no doubt be a great assistance as you battle this current demon.
My God help you through this difficult time and return you to your audience better than ever.
We have listened to you since you started talk radio and wish you a speedy recovery. We’ll keep you in our prayers and appreciate all that you have done to help our country learn the truth.
Kathy & Jack
I cannot imagine what you must be going through as you start getting a hold on your life.
I always have admired your self-confidence and your ability to inspire others to excel. Now it is your turn to inspire yourself. This can be done because there are millions of us out there who are pulling and praying for you. We will not let you down and we will be there for you as you begin the good fight. You cannot lose; it is not within your being.
Again, you have so many of us on your side. This is bigger that you alone; allow us to share the burden with you. It is my hope that time will help you to heal yourself; for you see, only you can work this miracle.
I just want you to know how much we love and support what you are doing. I never thought I would actually be praying for a radio commentator but I do daily. You will need all the support you can to get through this difficult time. If my brother who lived on all kinds of powerful drugs and was an alcoholic for over 30 years recovered, you can too.
You know that millions of your friends are praying for you daily. We love and miss you very much. We will be subscribing to your newsletter, and hope that millions do the same. God’s grace will get you through this.
Gordon and Sue
Just want to let you know that when you get back we?ll still be here. You are too important to our country for us to stray or lose interest in the great work you are doing. The most important thing now though is for you to do what ever you must to get healthy again. Take care of yourself first and come back when you have. In the mean time, THANK YOU for all that you do for us, and for America. God Bless you.
We do not care about this as long as you are all right and you will be. The LIBS are really sniping but they have been over-medicated for years. Screw ?em. All of us Ditto Heads will be ready for you when you are ready to come back. Stay the course. We will all be here.
I support you in your time of need. I know that you will overcome this medical problem you have and I want you to know that my wife and I will pray for you and wish you the very best.
I do know that as soon as you are feeling better and have overcome this problem you will be back on the Golden EIB microphone. Giving us your unique take of the political situation and point out the flaws of all who are trying to give These United States away.
I was a legal immigrant from China. When I reached the legal age, I enlisted in the Unite Air Force and served proudly for twenty years. I love this country and I am glad to be an American. All my hope, prayers, and love go to you and your lovely wife in your time of need. We are with you all the way.
One of your devout listeners – Mega Dittos.
I am still listening to the associate professors at the EIB and will continue to let my local station know I want to hear you when you return!
Bring it on Rush.
We know you can do it. This will be hard, but after the ear ailment we know how focused you are. Best of luck, we love you – get back to the show real soon.
Jack and Terri
Best wishes from this listener, student, and admirer.
Good luck and anxious to have you back again.
We NEED you Rush.
I just wanted you to know that KARN 920 out of Little Rock, AR has a commercial wishing you well while you are away. I was really uplifted by this. I was really worried about the individual stations around the country and was really glad to hear the one I listen to is behind you. I don’t know for sure, but think all of your stations are doing the same thing. Hang in there. It won’t be easy, but I know you can do it.
God Bless and Keep you Rush,
Thanks for your insightful leadership. I appreciate your personal efforts that have helped to keep like- minded people focused and educated. I look forward to your leading us in the 2004 campaign.
I am in recovery for 12 years now through a 12-step program and my life has never been better. Hope you find your way as well.
Can’t wait until you get back on the air. You will be stronger and clearer than ever and have more support from listeners than ever.
All the best to you Rush
Corte Madera, California
May the Lord be with you during these times. We pray for your quick healing and look forward to your return to the airways. We miss you and the truth. It took more than most people have to admit to having a problem. I was very blessed. My wife helped me through a similar problem 15 years ago. I have never had to look back or be sorry for dealing with the problem outright. The few ‘friends’ that I lost, may never have really been friends. The life I gained was well worth it.
Sir, get well quickly.
You have been an inspiration and a voice of truth to me, and many. Do not let this time remove you from being who you are.
Continue to tell the truth, be strong as you are, and your fans will always be with you. We all make mistakes, we all have regrets, it is how we over come them that tells of one’s spirit. You have great character and insight to many issues of what makes life great. Continue to be the man that you are, we are here for you.
Glen Ellyn, IL
My wife and I have been listening to you for 15 years and we know that you will be back soon. During your broadcasts three radios: kitchen, living room and bedroom are on, to insure that we don’t miss anything. Anticipating your return.
Karen and Joe
San Antonio, TX
My prayers are with you. I have not doubts that you will come thru this with flying colors. Will be looking forward to your return.
Sun City, CA (the state that is a proctologist dream) Hope that gave you a laugh for the day!
I am one of the millions that are praying for you, Marta, and the rest of your family. I pray that your recovery will be quick, you will be healed of your pain, and that you and your family will be comforted and strengthened. I’m eagerly awaiting your return to the EIB Golden Microphone. I started listening to your program back in the early 90’s and want to express my sincerest thanks for the good that you’ve done for this great country of ours. Your critics may think that you’re down & out, but I pity them when you return stronger than ever for having been through this.
Dittohead Dave in NC
You have been an influence in my life for many years. I have always admired your relentless pursuit of the facts behind the current political issue of the day and your unwavering ability to substantiate what you say. I see you as someone who turns difficulties into success. I will be thinking of you during your absence from radio and wish you well.
I want you to know that you are so loved and respected in our home. My husband and I have listened to your show for years. I want you to know we often have family prayer in our home. Our family will be praying for you, Marta and your recovery. We are firm believers in God. You have always done your best to give God honor and respect on your program. I know He will not abandon you. You are going to feel all of the prayers lifting you up. Your friends, family and supporters will be praying for you everyday to our Father. I know this is true. I am sure you have gotten thousands of messages of love.
When you walk through the “Valley” just know there are many like us who have not been shaken by your failings. You are only human. You are a very good man. We don’t expect you to be perfect.
You have been a godsend to this country and have given us hope and encouragement. We want to give you hope now. Don’t give up. You have battled many hurdles in your life and you will do battle here again and come out a winner.
God bless you and Marta. Much love and all the very best.
Russ and Babs
“Be larger than your task.?
Rush, thanks for all you do, have done and will do…hang in there, we are all behind you in supporting a true friend!
Bill & Jackie
Ponte Vedra Beach
Thank you for being up front with your problems and seeking immediate resolution. I wish you the very best for a speedy recovery! God Bless You and I will continue to pray for you every day. We need YA!
I’m 17 and have been a fan of yours since just before the 2000 election. I can’t even imagine what you must be going through right now. Please know that we love you and are praying for you. With God’s help I know you can get through this. “Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” – Joshua 1:9b. You are truly a great role-model for today, despite what you have said to the contrary. You aren’t perfect, yet you have demonstrated that you hold truth and integrity above the far-easier path of denial and remaining in your addiction. While you may have failed in defeating this addiction before, you didn’t have millions of friends aware of the problem and supporting/praying for you as you do now! God bless and GET WELL SOON!
It is not good turning on the radio these days and listening to someone else. I will be so glad when you get back. Your substitutes are good but, lets face it, they are not RUSH. Prayers are being sent up daily on your behalf and I know God answers prayers. Recover soon and know we will be here whenever you come back.
I know you have probably heard this a thousand times, but please take the time needed to take care of yourself. I know you will come back stronger and even better then before. It is not a crime to be human and humans get themselves into situations they sometimes have no control of. Your problem is very common among people suffering from a great deal of pain. Anyone who would pass judgment on you at this time is not only narrow minded, but a Conservative basher to begin with. My prayers are with you. I hope your recovery is swift and complete. Hang in there Rush, you are not alone, we are all going through this with you. We all love you.
God Bless You!
I have been listening for a long time now and am an avid subscriber to the Limbaugh Letter. I have been praying for you ever since I heard the news of your pain and drug problems. I pray that no matter how long it takes and how hard it turns out to be, you will come thru this adversity a stronger person.
You will always be a shinning light of truth to me and no matter how long it takes, I’ll always be a fan and dittohead of Rush Limbaugh. I will always listen and continue to quote your wisdom to my friends because I too want everyone to become conservative.
God Bless you Rush and may you return stronger, happier, and stronger in your faith!
A sister in Christ,
Dear Maha Rushie,
Been a listener for ten years and hope to be a listener for at least another ten years. I?m praying for you to beat your addiction and the pain that brought this into your life. We need you firmly ensconced in the Attila the Hun Chair behind the golden EIB microphone. With you all the way, Big Guy.
Loyal Listener and Dittohead
Good luck to you in these difficult times. Our prayers are with you, and we wish you and yours well. Pay NO attention to any of the stuff that a FEW of your bigmouth detractors have to say. They wouldn’t have the guts, or intelligence, to confront you directly on ANY subject! Get well soon and get back on the air. So many people support you, and look forward to your cognizant/conservative “blast of reality” on a daily basis to keep their heads on straight.
Get Well Soon,
Hang in there Rush,
It’s going to be a rough one, but we know you can beat it. Even though your replacements are doing a good job, it ain’t the same with out you my friend.
St. Louis, Mo.
Been there, done that. Mine was 20 years ago and for severe depression. But the routine is the same. It’s hard work and it’s not fun, but with GOD’S help, you will make it through; and your life will be better for it.
Know that I will be praying for you constantly.
May God Bless You Always.
Looking forward to hearing you back on the radio.
My prayers are with you for a speedy recovery. You have meant so much to me, and my family, over the past 13 years and coincidentally, helped to convert my 62-year-old cousin (a University of Colorado Boulder graduate) from a far left Liberal to a Conservative. In the meantime, we will continue to carry the torch until you resume your rightful position as our leader.
Get well, my friend.
I’ve been a listener for about 12 years. Your show is irreplaceable.
You?re in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength to overcome whatever you have to overcome in order to live a happy and healthy life. I anxiously await your return to the air.
Big Flats, NY
I have listened to you on the radio since about 1988 or 1989. I’ve never had the nerve to actually call you because I don’t think I could banter with you intelligently enough. So, I just sit on the sidelines and listen and I must say that I “almost” always agree with you.
We all love you and miss you and wish you well and are praying for you. America needs you to be well and hurry back to your “Attila the Hun” chair. I mean, I switched to being a Republican because of you, I smoke cigars because of you. You must get well and you must hurry back.
Anyone who has had to deal with chronic pain fully understands the situation you are in today. Granted, the acquisition of the medication is an issue you’ll have to deal with, but your friends, listeners, supporters are there with you and we will be there when you get back to the golden EIB microphone.
Medical professionals have to deal with “impaired providers” or docs, nurses, ancillary staff, etc. who have succumbed to prescription drugs to manage pain… usually so they can continue to work. We have programs that bring them back into the fold when they are recovered. Anyone suffering from chronic, unresolved pain should be given the same consideration.
Hang tough … we are all looking forward to having you back.
Still planning my day around your program.
My prayers are with you and hope you will be back at the EIB microphone soon.
I believe I speak on behalf of the entire WLS listening community when I say you are loved and missed. All of us have our weaknesses to deal with and our suffering is “On Loan From God” too. We know the strength of your character will see you and us through. You will emerge bigger and better for this I feel from the bottom of my heart.
Hope to see your glowing face and hear your smiling voice soon. Our prayers to you, your family, all who love you!
God Bless you abundantly as you have been a blessing to us!
I am a 70-year-old, retired bus driver. You have all kinds following you.
I just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have been listening to you for several years and admire the stand you are taking against the evil in this world. It is wonderful that we have someone on our side. You never back down, no matter what. We need you and want you to hurry back as soon as you are well.
My prayers are that you will be completely delivered from this addiction and return sharper than you were before. I am also praying for the “lovely and gracious Marta”. I realize this must be a very hard time for her as well. I know you are receiving the same messages from thousands of others and I find words hard to come by.
Just know that you are loved and admired. God loves you so much, Rush, and He is the one that counts. But the rest of us love you, too. I pray that you will continue to remain as upbeat as you have in the past and keep us ‘looking up’.
God bless you, dear.