Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Latest update

The news is not good for the farmer today.   It seems highly unlikely that they will be able to give him any radiotherapy as it seems the tumour may well be too far advanced.   Luckily he does not seem to have altogether understood the situation.   A farming friend has just called in to see him, so there will be a happy hour of farming talk.   Thanks to you all for your comments - much appreciated/

107 comments:

Rachel said...

He will therefore be able to carry on enjoying himself x

Tom Stephenson said...

Oh, poor you and poor Farmer. I agree with Rachel above. Have a nice time, Weave.

Theresa Young said...

Enjoy each other as much as you can. Prayers coming your way.

Librarian said...

Grasp any happy hour that comes your way.

Maria said...

Yes, the best is to carry on and do what you both love to do together. Enjoy the moment; every minute of it. Stay positive Weave, it gives strength. A hug.
Greetings Maria xx

Iris said...

Oh, dear. What's one to do? I think that it helps to find some normalcy in the day. Talking about farming, feeding the chicken, pottering around the house and the garden, ... I hope that running your usual errands, and be it just grocery shopping, and meeting your friends allows you a little breathing space to let your thoughts wander away from worrying. We here on blogland admire you greatly.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I'm so very sorry. I hope he has many pleasant distractions. My thoughts are with you both. -Jenn

Aril said...

So very sorry to read this.
Arilx

Heather said...

What can I say Pat, except to send you both love and good wishes. xx

Ellen said...

Hugs and prayers xx

Coppa's girl said...

Our thoughts are with you both.

Doc said...

You are each other's rock, stay positive and snatch every moment. Sending our love your way.

Penny said...

So sorry, sending hugs and positive thoughts.

justjill said...

Oh shit. Sorry. xxx

the veg artist said...

Like many others, I am thinking of you, often.

Morning's Minion said...

As we age we sometimes spend the odd moment or two wondering just what the process will bring--we get our heads around gradual loss of hearing and restricted mobility. A diagnosis such as your farmer has received is a harsh blow--beyond the ordinary expectations.
I am sorry for what you--and he--must endure.

Camille said...

Oh Weave. Holding you both in my heart and prayers. X

Polly said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this.

Beverley said...

Sorry to hear that news. Sending you hugs.

Joanne Noragon said...

Your support group is all around you, and so is the Farmer's. Keep warm.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

So very to read this news. Stay strong.

jinxxxygirl said...

Oh Pat......I hold you both in my heart and thoughts.....deb

donna baker said...

I am so sorry. Perhaps it is better for the Farmer to not have to go through the radiation therapy and suffer the effects. Pat, may your time with the Farmer, on this plane, be filled with much love and happy days.

Loren said...

Take care of yourself while you're taking care of him!

angryparsnip said...

I was holding my breath, till you updated this.
Enjoy the time you have with him every moment.

I will light a candle for you both.
gayle

Rozzie said...

I am so sorry to hear that, Weave. But as others have said, it is a good thing if he does not fully understand all that is going on at present.

I send you both my love and very best wishes.

Wilma said...

I can't begin to understand how difficult it must be for you to travel this path into the unknown. You both are in my thoughts.

Devon said...

My heart goes out to you... I am so very sorry. You both will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

tylasnan said...

Thinking of and praying for you both Pat.

Karen

Derek Faulkner said...

It is almost best that it is this way Pat. A very good friend of mine endured a year of radiotherapy, which not only disrupted his life but made him feel twice as ill and it was all for nothing, the tumour still won. Enjoy every last minute with him as normally as you can.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Spring is coming and I hope you both have pleasant days and joys together. I agree that the radiotherapy might only have made him feel unwell without really helping. Wishing you both many blessings.

libby said...

Prayers and thoughts with you both....the Farmer needs to continue with happy hours of farming talk with friends.

Hard up Hester said...

So sorry to hear this Weaver, I will be thinking of you.

Virginia said...

Oh Pat, I am so sorry. I hope you find comfort in doing things together as he is able. You are held in love and prayer.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Keep going, a day at a time, and we'll keep hoping and praying for you

Yael said...

Prayers and thoughts for you both.

Countryside Tales said...

Sending you both love x

Penhill said...

I hope you can enjoy the coming days of spring together on the farm .Will keep you both in our thoughts.

Jenny said...

Cherish the everyday things during this precious time together, you have wonderful friends around you including those who have never met you. Good thoughts to you both as always.

Sue said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. I think lots of farming folk visits should be arranged, even half an hour each day of talking about his favourite things with like minded friends will be a real tonic.

Thinking of you both. xx

thelma said...

Well the bad news is unremitting, be happy together in whatever time you have. The small gossipy things of farming and the daily round will help I am sure. Thinking of you both. xxx

Linda Metcalf said...

Such a heart wrenching situation...prayers and thoughts with you both.

wenda j said...

One day at a time...make each day something you will remember and cherish. Hoping the sun is shining on your heart

Cheryl West said...

Wishing you both strength and support to endure this.

Frances said...

Dear Weaver, I'm sending lots of love to you and the Farmer. xo

Megwynn'sPlot said...

So sorry, thinking of you

Karen Reittinger said...

Love and prayers.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

That's so terribly sad and fast moving. Luckily it's Spring, and there is plenty to see and talk about on a nice day, I hope.

Claudia said...

I am so sorry to hear the news.Still I keep hoping for a miracle.My thoughts go to both of you. Enjoy every precious moment together.

Terry and Linda said...

Oh...my heart just dropped reading this. I wish I could come and help you. Please know my prayers are still with you.

Love you.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Thanks for the latest update. It can't be easy to write these things.

Beachcomber said...

You are so brave to write and keep us up to date. Thank you.
Take great care of yourself especially if you are shouldering the burden of knowledge.
I'm glad the farmer is not understanding all the implications but it's hard on you.
Make time for coffees with your friends and accept help.
It will give you a break and help them.
Sue

dixie heath said...

Thank you for the update. Please take some time for yourself as I have a husband who is not well and it does take a toll on you whether you think so or not, do take some coffee with your friends when you can.. Get some assistance if you need to. Maybe it is a blessing that the farmer doesn't understand all of this. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and asking our Heavenly Father for a miracle for you and the farmer. God Bless you both

Amy said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this news. Like everyone else, I hope you enjoy the good times with all your friends. My prayers are truly with you both.

Bless said...

So sorry to read this. Keeping you both in my prayers.

Robin Mac said...

Oh Pat, I am so sorry to hear that news. I hope you can both enjoy some happy times together for quite a while yet. Thinking of you both all the time, love and best wishes from down under.

Minigranny said...

So very sorry to hear this but as others have said I hope that you can enjoy the time you have together for a good long time yet. Sheila X

A Heron's View said...

Sorry to read about your latest news Pat and I do so agree with what Rachel has said. Shall be thinking of you both.

Col. said...

So sorry to hear the news Pat, thinking of you both. X

SAS said...


Thinking of you and your Farmer. I hope you can enjoy sunny spring days with all your lovely friends around you.

Frances said...

Very sad to hear this news. Enjoy the rapidly coming springtime. My thoughts are with you. Look after yourself too Pat. X

stuart dunlop said...

Sorry to hear this, Pat.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

So very sorry to read this Pat, I surely hope there is a miracle for him.
Please take good care of yourself, as you continue to take care of the farmer.
Thinking of you both.
Hugs,
~Jo

Rafe's Hotel said...

Even from this distance, it seems like a bad dream. Holding good thoughts for your strength, for his, for the pleasant times you have and have had together.

Shirley McLaurin said...

Sorry to hear this but hoped he enjoyed his visitor. Sending best wishes to you both.

GillyK said...

Hi Pat, there are going to be some tough days ahead. Make the most of each day, do something enjoyable everyday, forget those jobs that you 'ought' to do. You are both in my thoughts.

Barbara Womack said...

Oh, dear Pat! My heart goes out to you.
Love and comfort to you both.

Jacqui Fenner-Dixon said...

So sorry to hear your news. My best wishes to you both, stay strong xxxx

Julie said...

I wish I had the words to say how sorry I am to read this news. Sending you love, and hoping you have many good days ahead x

Stephanie Jo said...

May there be many mercies and bright moments to help you both along the way. Prayers in Northern California are with you.

Hildred said...

Dear Pat, - I have just read this news and I am so sorry. I can only send you good thoughts and prayers for strength in the days ahead. They will be precious to you, and I hope you have many good ones, and happy moments to cherish.

kylie said...

I have not been a reader here but I have seen your comments at Going Gently and I have become aware of The Farmer and your woes.
I am so sorry the news is so bad, I'm sure it is devastating for you.

My prayers and warm wishes are with you

God Bless You

Kylie

Miss Norm said...

Sending love to you both

I am another one of John Grays followers !!


xx

Elle Clancy said...

Thinking good thoughts for you and the Farmer!

Curvywitch said...

Dear Pat, so sorry to hear your news. Best wishes to you both and hoping you and the Farmer have many good days ahead. Thinking of you. xx

Travel said...

Take care of yourself, enjoy time with one another, have fun, do the things you enjoy. Sending positive thoughts your way from across the "pond."

liparifam said...

Bette Davis once said "Old age ain't for sissies" - or words to that effect. Even though I am only in my mid-fifties, I'm beginning to understand how right she was. And I think all the time about my Dad who is 82, and though he is in great health, I wonder what kind of anxiety or worries he has about what the future will (inevitably) bring. This is terribly tough; take care of yourself as well as the farmer, and I wish you strength and fortitude.

Jules said...

So sorry to read this. Sending love and strength. X

NotesFromAbroad said...

Say everything you ever meant to say to him,now ... tell him every few minutes how much you love him and how happy you have been. You don't want to ever wish you had said something and let the moment go by. This is what I learned from my experience. I will think about you both every day .. C

Simone said...

I am here from John's Going Gently blog. Sending you and the farmer all my good wishes.

Colette said...

I am so sorry to hear this. You are both in my thoughts.

Diane Hunter said...

Hello Pat, I have read and enjoyed your blog for a long while. I don't think I have ever commente, I'm not good with words hence why I have no blog, I just end wanted to say that I am thinking of you and the farmer and praying you will be given the strength you need. X

Gabrielle Howard Gengler said...

Hi Weave, your husband and you are in my prayers. May God surround with his care and protection. It's a lovely time of the year for the Farmer. The newness of Spring and seeing things grow. Hugs

Jan B said...

I seem to remember that you are a poetry fan. I'm not good with uplifting words but I follow a poet on facebook that always makes my day. Hope she helps...

http://www.facebook.com/AliceLuptonSmithPoetry

Cherie K said...

Hello Pat. Just popping in to say that I am thinking of you both. xxx

Fat Dormouse said...

Just another blogger calling in to wish you both well. Who knows what the future may hold so try to enjoy every moment you can. May God hold you both in the palm of his hand.

Bovey Belle said...

I am so sorry to read this. I can only say you are both in my thoughts. I am sure your friends and community will rally round and support you both.

MissFifi said...

I am here from John's Going Gently blog. Sending you and the farmer hugs and good wishes.

Share my Garden said...

Dear Weaver, I am so saddened to hear your news. Friends have been receiving marvellous treatment at James Cook so the farmer is in good hands. This has been a hard winter with the loss of several friends in the Dales whom I've known since my youth. I'm pleased to think that you have a great network of support to help you both during this so difficult time.

LA said...

I have so enjoyed your blog for several years, and I'm so sorry to hear that the Farmer isn't well. I'm sending cyber hugs and good wishes for you both.

Jill said...

First time visiting. John sent me and I've brought a strong hug with me. You and the Farmer will now be occupying my thoughts.

Cookiequeen said...

Another person from Going Gently - keeping you and your Farmer in my thoughts and prayers.

gz said...

Yet another from Going Gently. Sending hugs and best wishes x

Galestorm said...

Search the web. There are alternative holistic approaches in such cases. Mainstream medicine is not always carved in stone. A lot of people may think it is a bunch of mumbo jumbo, but there are a lot instances of miraculous healing. Sending love and blessings.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Hello dear Weaver,
Tonight the stars were shining brightly and clearly above the evergreens in my back yard. I stood out on the deck, looked up and focused on one star. I wished with all my might that you and your farmer will have the strength to get through this ordeal. May all these warm wishes all around the world continue to be the comfort that is so sincerely wished for you.
From Ontario, Canada

Suzie Simplelife said...

Hi Weaver, I am here from John's blog...sending you warm wishes and the strength to help you both through such a very difficult time.
Hugs from Australia.

it's me said...

Though I read your blog daily I rarely leave comments. However, I wanted you to know that you're in my thoughts and flow of good wishes.

Acornmoon said...

Oh dear, I am so very sorry to read this Pat, please know that I am thinking of you and sending my love. X

Terra Hangen said...

I am sending you and The Farmer hugs and prayers from California. I appreciate your supportive comments for me.

Gwil W said...

The universe knows. She will look after you.

Penny said...

Still thinking of you both.

Linda from Alabama said...

My thoughts and prayers continue for you.

Millicent said...

Hold tight to each other. Love endures all...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

We are holding you both in our hearts here. Think of you everyday. Much love, Pamela

Dartford Warbler said...

Sending love and thinking of you both. DWxx

Theresa Young said...

We're all out here praying and sending good thoughts your way.

Jennifer Coupe said...

I'm so very sorry to hear your news. I hope and pray that the prognosis is not as bad as you think it is. Take care of yourselves..