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Dr. Oz says while Randy's kidneys and heart are functioning at about one-third of the normal amount, he is happy to see that he hasn't lost his trademark sense of humor. "He says, 'Yeah, my kidneys and my heart aren't working, but it's just a flesh wound,'" Dr. Oz says.

Dr. Oz says he also asked Randy if he's had any regrets while fighting pancreatic cancer for two years. "A couple days ago, you said, 'Well, I regret I didn't find a cure to cancer.' And if I wasn't laughing, I'd be crying," Dr. Oz says. "The biggest lesson of all for a lot of us as we've gotten to know you, Randy, is that hope is not about a good outcome. Hope is about making sense of what's going on in life. And, Randy, you've shined a very bright light on a deep, narrow, dark ravine that we have to go through at the end of our lives—a beautiful part of our human existence that we often forget about. Thank you."

Randy thanks everyone who has kept him and his family in their thoughts and prayers. He and his wife have not yet told their children about his condition, however. So if you see happen to see Randy and his family, he asks that you respect their privacy.
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Published on May 29, 2008

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