Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Rush Limbaugh's ear surgeon dies

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:24 PM
Original message
Rush Limbaugh's ear surgeon dies
Dr. Antonio De la Cruz dies at 65; neurotologist performed ear surgery on Rush Limbaugh

The radio host credits De la Cruz, of L.A.'s House Ear Clinic, with saving his career after he implanted an electronic device in Limbaugh's inner ear that compensated for his hearing loss.
By Dennis McLellan

August 8, 2009
Dr. Antonio De la Cruz, a renowned neurotologist at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles who performed cochlear implant surgery on conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, has died. He was 65.

De la Cruz, who also was the director of education at the House Ear Institute, died July 31 of complications of lymphoma at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, an institute spokeswoman said.

An associate of the House Ear Clinic since 1975, De la Cruz was in the news in 2001 when he successfully performed cochlear implant surgery on Limbaugh.

---------------------

"Dr. De la Cruz literally saved my career :puke: and got me my life back with that surgery," Limbaugh said this week.

He said his hearing loss "was rapid, within six months, and Dr. De la Cruz did everything to try to save it. Nothing worked." But throughout the process, "he was always confident, always reassuring, always upbeat and supportive."

Without the cochlear implant surgery, Limbaugh said, "I wouldn't have been able to continue my career. For a month before I had the implant surgery, I did my show totally deaf."

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-antonio-de...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:25 PM
Response to Original message
1. I'm sorry for Dr. De la Cruz.
I'm sure that he saved the hearing of many people.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:25 PM
Response to Original message
2. Damn that doctor for saving that asshat's career! nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:27 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:29 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. +1 without the swearing, I agree the doctor was helping someone without prejudice.
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 10:30 PM by RandomThoughts
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:47 PM
Response to Reply #5
15. +2
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 01:57 AM
Response to Reply #15
17. +3
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:45 PM
Response to Reply #4
7. I know he was. Oh, it's not worth trying to explain to the humorless. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:53 PM
Response to Reply #2
10. What a completely despicable thing to say.
Shame on you, you ......
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AzNick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:26 PM
Response to Original message
3. As a doctor you have to take care of every patient...
That's what's beautiful about it.

Maybe Rush should reflect about this a little bit.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
seeviewonder Donating Member (291 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:31 PM
Response to Reply #3
6. But Rush could probably give a shit less about his doctor helping people.
Isn't that why he is against single payer? I am sorry for the doctor and his family that are grieving however.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:47 PM
Response to Original message
8. It would be a very cruel irony...
...if the doctor died of lymphoma that could have been treated if he'd had regular medical exams...

...that he couldn't get because Limbaugh fights against universal health care.

I'm sure the doctor could help Limbaugh hear again, but nothing can make him listen.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:48 PM
Response to Original message
9. well...
It is sad that the doctor died.
It is wonderful that the doctor helped so many people medically.
But it IS a shame that Rush's career was saved!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:56 PM
Response to Reply #9
11. They're gonna get on your ass now, too! nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
argyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:57 PM
Response to Original message
12. The one time Limbaugh was fun to listen to,his hearing loss.Sounded like he was inhaling helium.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Vickers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:57 PM
Response to Original message
13. That fucking Slick Willie Clinton is at it again.
:grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr:

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 10:58 PM
Response to Original message
14. What?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:53 PM
Response to Original message
16. hope the Dr.
gouged jabba tho. pay for some poor people.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 01:59 AM
Response to Original message
18. Too bad he didn't find a doctor to get
his head out of his ass.....


mark
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Oct 21st 2014, 10:56 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC