Several weeks ago Glenn revealed severe health issues that he’d been struggling with for years. Glenn posted on Facebook last Friday that doctors declared some amazing news — he was given the medical all clear. They all said it was a “miracle” — Glenn reacts to the great news on radio today.
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GLENN: So I want to talk to you a little bit about miracles. And do you actually believe in miracles? I contend that a lot of people don't. On Friday, I went to the doctor, and I witnessed, and so did my doctor and my wife a full-fledged miracle. In fact, the doctor said to me, there is no way to explain what has just happened.
PAT: Medically. Right?
He has no medical explanation for you.
GLENN: He said, I think we helped. He said, but honestly I was lying to you. He said, I was trying to tell you that, you know, hey, you know, things could get better.
Now, what I wrote on Friday on Facebook: Just got back from a doctor's appointment. Great news. One year ago, I had five different autoimmune disorders. Five autoimmune disorders. I wrote, I had Addison's disease along with a buttload of other things. To be honest with you, I did not have Addison's disease. The reason I wrote that is because the doctor said, I thought you were headed for Addison's disease. You had adrenal fatigue and adrenal failure, and I thought you were headed for Addison's. He said, I thought it was a matter of time before you had Addison's.
He stood there, and he looked at -- I got all my blood tests back. And I've been telling Pat for the last four weeks, I've been coming in in the morning, and there are mornings that I feel like I haven't felt in maybe ten years. And I said to Pat, I think I've been healed. I think I've been healed.
My weight gain is because of all of the medicine that they had me on. All of a sudden my body started working, and so all the medicines they had me on were attacking my body. I didn't need all of that medicine.
So I wrote on Friday: Today, I get my test results back. Zero autoimmune. And adrenal glands, full-force. The doctors told me they've never seen this happen before. I promised God that if he would just heal me to any extent of his will, I would pronounce the miracle.
Last summer, when I got my brain back online, I thought that was a miracle, and I pronounced the miracle. Today, I can rightfully say I have been healed. I want to thank the doctors at Carrick and the Carrick Brain Center, but more importantly, the architect of our body, God.
Believe. God is good. I've spent at least the last four years in hell. I would have given up if it weren't for my wife and my faith. Don't give up. Miracles happen. Life gets better. You're needed in the fight.
That's what I wrote on Friday. 123,000 likes. And how many comments? I don't even know. An absurd amount of comments. 13,000 comments.
But what I noticed in the comments were the number of people that said, this isn't possible. Glenn Beck is lying.
PAT: About which part? About being sick in the first place? That would have had to have been a lie?
GLENN: Yeah, there were some that came out and said, he didn't have Addison's. There's no way he had Addison's. And I corrected them immediately. I was borderline Addison's. I did not have that. I put that in there. I was writing on the way home in the car. Put that in there because I honestly don't understand what Addison's is.
PAT: I don't know what it is.
GLENN: To the fullest extent. And there is no cure for Addison's. However --
PAT: Except from God.
GLENN: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. If God chooses to heal Addison's, he will heal Addison's. If he chooses to heal anything. There were others that said, he didn't have five autoimmune diseases. Those are impossible to get -- I'll show you the blood tests. I'll show you the tests. For the love of Pete. Well, actually I won't show you the tests, but I could back it up.
PAT: This is kind of interesting. Addison's is a disorder that occurs in your body when your body produces insufficient amounts of certain hormones. Your adrenal glands produce too little cortisol, which you had.
PAT: And often insufficient levels of aldosterone. I don't know if you had that.
GLENN: I don't know.
PAT: But you definitely had the too little cortisol. That was for sure.
GLENN: It's full-fledged adrenal failure. Your adrenal glands completely shut off.
PAT: It sounds exactly like what you had.
GLENN: No. See, I don't know the difference. I know that John F. Kennedy had Addison's. They were afraid when I first came in that I had Addison's. I didn't have Addison's. They said I was borderline Addison's. It's like your skin even changes color and everything else. It's a really nasty, nasty disease. But I would say adrenal failure is a nasty, nasty disease. Adrenal fatigue is a nasty. When your adrenal glands aren't working, it's nasty.
PAT: We should mention because people will probably ask, is the pain completely gone?
PAT: So that's kind of weird. But there's still some lingering symptoms from the neuropathy?
GLENN: I don't know.
PAT: Or whatever that was.
GLENN: I don't know what it is.
PAT: You're making it up. It's all in your head.
GLENN: It's all in my head.
PAT: Maybe you should just stop making it up and then the pain would go away.
GLENN: Don't do this, Pat. Pat is only doing this now as you see because a he knows how much I say, I have to be making this up. This is not happening. I'm sitting curled in a ball and I'm saying, it's not happening. I'm fine. I'm totally fine.
No, that hasn't gone away, but everything else has.
GLENN: And all I wanted, I wanted to be able to think straight again. And I got that back.
PAT: You're definitely doing that now. More energy. Just more you.
GLENN: Yeah. Then I needed my energy back. If I could get my energy back. Most people don't know, I was taking like two-hour naps between the show. So I would do the radio show -- and people have seen it. At times, I haven't been able to stay awake on the radio show. Even recently, I have not been able to stay awake on the radio show. And it's been really, really difficult. It's almost like having -- what is that?
GLENN: My gosh. I don't know how people do it with narcolepsy. I worked way guy with narcolepsy. Have you ever known anybody with it? Besides you? You are close to it.
PAT: Pretty close.
GLENN: You're pretty close to it.
PAT: I haven't.
GLENN: Oh, it's so nasty. So nasty. I worked with a guy, he was a sales manager. And he had narcolepsy. And we would be in the middle of meetings. Just the two of us talking, then all of a sudden [snoring]. And you didn't know what to do. You would just sit in his office for a while, and then you would quietly get up and walk away. And then he would come back in a few minutes, I'm so sorry. It was so bad. I felt so bad for him.
PAT: That would be a hard. That would be hard.
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Really hard.
PAT: Although, on the latest -- your latest plane travel, you didn't have the pain you normally do.
PAT: It might be getting better in that aspect, yes?
GLENN: Yes, might be getting better. I mean, I just --
PAT: Have you had since you've gotten back from Las Vegas?
GLENN: Yes. But the good thing is, my energy is back, my adrenal glands are back. I mean, full-force. My adrenal glands are back full-force.
PAT: And producing the cortisol you need and all that stuff?
GLENN: Yeah. All of my autoimmune disorders are gone.
PAT: Wow. Jeez, so great.
GLENN: Five of them, all gone. The -- a lot of the things that I was having problems with, with the food, a lot of that stuff is cleared up. Still can't have bread. Still can't have a lot of things. But --
PAT: Do they think eventually you'll be able to?
GLENN: No. That's it.
PAT: That kind of sucks.
PAT: Again, did you tell them what I told my wife, bread, staff of life? Sound familiar?
GLENN: I didn't tell them that. What they said is some people are different. He said -- I said, oh, come on. And he said, some people just can't handle it. Not everybody, but just some people can't handle it. I think you're one of those guys that can't handle dairy products and wheat.
PAT: So still no dairy?
GLENN: No. I was really pissed. Goat's milk came out bad. I'm like, aw, no, not the goat's milk. Come on. And you know something else? No Brussels sprouts. Come on. Brussels sprouts and goat's milk I can't have. You're killing me, Doc.
PAT: Did you used to eat those together a lot for dessert?
GLENN: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. What are you having? I'm having Brussels sprouts and goat's milk. That's what I'm having. Just kicking back. Watching the football game. Having a bowl of Brussels sprouts and goat's milk, but no more. It sucks.
PAT: Those days don't come back.
GLENN: So yesterday, and it was so amazing, Pat and I were sitting in church yesterday and the whole thing seemed to be on miracles, didn't it?
PAT: It was.
GLENN: It was all on miracles. And partly because our church is fasting. Our ward -- our single church is fasting because we have a couple of people who are really, really sick in our ward. And amazing people. Just amazing people. And so we've been fasting, and I think either coincidentally or it was planned that we would talk about miracles yesterday. And the miracles that sometimes don't come. Sometimes don't happen.
And, you know, we go to church. We have this -- we're really fortunate. We get to go for three hours on Sunday.
PAT: That's a lot of fortune right there.
GLENN: Can't our many blessings on that one. So in hour two, we were -- it's like the Godfather, except not as good, just longer.
So in hour two, we were talking about the blessings that sometimes don't come. And --
PAT: Or at least not in the way you want them to. Not the way you expected. Like healings sometimes don't happen.
PAT: And you lose people. And we had somebody like that in our area of the church, and the person who was relating the story said that after this person died, then all the miracles came, and they've seen a lot of them in their life since. Judge.
GLENN: There's a child that died. The family had been praying for other members of the family for a long time. And maybe the child's point in his life, his mission in life, was to help the family because the family has come together like in a miraculous way that no one thought was possible. Pretty amazing. And remarkable.
GLENN: But you could dismiss those miracles, and you could be mad that you didn't get the miracle you wanted.
Other people -- you know, I -- I said to Pat afterwards, my God, my God, why have you forsaken me? I mean, even at that moment, the Son of God asked that question. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? He didn't. He just knew that the biggest miracle was the resurrection and the forgiveness of sins, the atonement. That was the miracle. Not to be taken off the cross. Not to be comforted. Not to have the pain taken away. But the real miracle was yet to come. And so here he is, the -- the icon that we all look to saying, why have you abandoned me? How many of us have our faiths tested? How many of us have said that? Maybe we feel God doesn't hear us, God is not responding. We can't hear him. Maybe we start to question our own faith.
How could there be a God? He's letting all this stuff happen. Where is he? I'm good. I've done everything I'm supposed to do. What have I done wrong? Where is he? If he loved me, he'd be here. He'd at least let me hear him. He'd at least show up just to say, hey, everything's going to be okay. I don't hear anything from him. Why? Why have you forsaken me?
Because the biggest miracle of your life is yet to come. It's just not necessarily the miracle you're looking for.
I put up on my Facebook page another post. It was Saturday. I said, I was reading all of the -- the messages, the good and the bad from the posts that I put up on Friday about the miracle in my life. And I said, I was a little dismayed at the number of people that question miracles. Not possible. Isn't that the point of a miracle?
We're questioning the little ones. The earth does not fly into the sun. It makes a revolution around the sun every year. Same revolution. It doesn't spin out of control. The temperature of space, if it changes by one degree, the entire thing collapses. We don't ever question the miracle of life itself. The fact that the sun is providing light and heat, warmth, life, that the temperature of space doesn't change, that the sun is coming up at the right time tomorrow morning. We never question the big miracles that happen every single day. My gosh, if he can do that, why do we question the little ones?
I've said to you before, you're going to see miracles in your lifetime. I believe we'll need part the Red Sea miracles in our lifetime. If we don't expect them, we will never see them. Teach yourself to believe once again in miracles because they're real. I know I've seen it.