Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Update

First of all can I just say how touched I am by all your messages on the Farmer's health.   You will never know just how much they mean to us and how they are helping us to get through it all.

To update - we have been to see the Specialist today.   The brain tumour is a Grade 4, the worst kind, and is inoperable.   The farmer is on high doses of steroids and goes next week to discuss having Radiotherapy.

He is in good heart and manages to feed the hens each morning, and the wild birds, and take Tess for three short walks each day.

He sends his thanks to you all too.

72 comments:

Barbara Womack said...

Oh, my heart goes out to you both!
Sending much love from the Valley.
-B

Robin Mac said...

Oh Pat, I feel for you both so much. I wish I could do more than send very positive thoughts for a miraculous result. I am glad the Farmer is able to enjoy small outside activities. Very best wishes to both of you.XX

angryparsnip said...

I wish I could be there to help you both.
Love and hugs !

cheers, parsnip

justjill said...

So glad the farmer is having some enjoyment. Quality of life is all important. Hope the treatment works for him. Love to you both.

donna baker said...

I think quality is key here and just hope the doctor can discuss at length all the pros and cons. I have known a stage 4 glioblastoma patient that lived for 9 years so keep your chins up. I do hope there might be some experimental treatments available since the farmer is in such good health. Thank you for telling us and much love to you both.

Hard up Hester said...

Thinking of you.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Radiation saved my husband's life and added ten+ years to a dear friend. There is hope.

Heather said...

I think of you both so often and am glad that the farmer can get out and about a bit. It is so good to read Donna Baker's comment which sounds so positive and I hope for a similar outcome for the farmer. Every good wish to you both.

Penny said...

Thank you so much for the update, like Robin Mac I wish there was more I could do, stay positive. Love to you both.

Sue said...

Thinking of you both at this difficult time.

Dawn McHugh said...

I do hope they can slow down progression, in the meantime I hope he continues to enjoy the every day things

Athene said...

Thinking of you.

Beachcomber said...

Thank you for finding time to update us. It must be very painful for you both at present so I do appreciate it.
Every day I have been looking to see if there's news but not really expecting you to have the time or energy to post. Take care of yourself. Have some breaks and try to see some of you coffee/lunch friends if possible.
You need to be strong and healthy so that you can support the farmer through this.
I will be praying for you both, Sue

Liz said...

Thinking of you both.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

My heart goes out to you and the Farmer. We have had experience with brain tumours in our family as well. Take joy and happiness in the small and ordinary things. Thinking of you... -Jenn

Helsie said...

Glad he is comfortable and has you there to take care of him.

Virginia said...

Oh Pat, I have popped in each day hoping for good news - my heart is heavy for you both. I'm glad The Farmer is still finding tasks he can manage and enjoy. I hope your medical team can put the best care plan in place, enabling him to enjoy high quality living for a long time yet. Prayers and best wishes to you both. Thinking of you both.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Oh no! I was hoping that his prognosis would be better than that. But it is good that he can still feed the wild birds and the chickens and take Tess out for walks and it is a blessing that he is at home where the heart is.

Mac n' Janet said...

My heart goes out to you and the farmer. Hope you both can keep your spirits up and know that we all have in our hearts and prayers.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I can only imagine what a shock this is for you both. I wish you both peace and the grace that comes in times like these. You will be in my prayers each night and I wish the Farmer many more beautiful days. Much Love, Pamela

Joanne Noragon said...

The world holds you and the Farmer in their hearts. All the best, Pat.

Rozzie said...

Good to know that at least he is able to enjoy each day as it comes. And who knows, these such days may well continue for many more years to come.

I send you both my love and very best wishes.

Wilma said...

You are both in my thoughts.

Grandmother said...

I just checked in to see if there was a new post, and was so sad to read that the tumour is inoperable. I am glad that your husband is able to get out and walk your dog and feed the hens, such pleasant things to do. I started reading your blog within the last few months and have been enjoying it - I grew up on farms in Hertfordshire and Kent, and now live in Canada. I just wanted to say I'm thinking of you both and sending you good wishes. Wishing you many days of enjoying your life together.

krishna said...

oh my!! My heart is with you both.. a big hug..

Jennifer said...

Sending you both love and my very best wishes. I'm so glad the farmer can enjoy walks with Tess and feeding the birds. Being comfortable at home is the best medicine.

Karen Reittinger said...

Thank you for the update. Thinking of you both.

Cro Magnon said...

Doing the things he most enjoys doing must be the best medicine. My very best wishes to you both. Cro x

Mary said...

I'm so glad you were able to write an update Pat even though it's not the one I really wanted to hear. Be brave and strong, there are so many ways known today to provide treatments other than surgery. The Farmer is strong and I'm sure a fighter - his life on the land has made him that way, and I can tell you are a woman who doesn't allow the grass to grow under her feet. Stand beside him when you meet with the doctors, ask questions, and understand that you have to fight sometimes to get what you want. Both my husband and myself have faced and beaten cancer - I pray the Farmer will have more years to do the things he loves just as we do and are thankful for.

Thoughts and prayers continue for you both. Many people love you, think highly of you and wish you well.
Mary XX

thelma said...

The news is not so good, but I am sure you both will fight for a good outcome. Thinking of you both and wishing the best for the future, am so glad that the Farmer can continue some of his daily routines at home. Love Thelma X

Gwil W said...

A person in my family is undergoing radiotherapy. I wish you well. We have to keep hopeful. xG

Librarian said...

Thank you for keeping us updated, Pat. I am sure being at home with you and surrounded by his animals and your own land is doing the Farmer a world of good.

Countryside Tales said...

Oh my dear friend, I'm sending you every bit of positive energy I can. x

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Frances said...

Thinking of you Pat and farmer. Thanks for the update...it must have been hard to have to write those words, but it sounds from other comments that there is hope for the future . Love from Hertfordshire. X

Yael said...

My prayers and very best wishes for you and the farmer.

Derek Faulkner said...

Thanks for up-dating us Pat. It is so difficult to find words to relieve the situation that the two of you find yourselves in.All we can do is keep you in our daily thoughts and hope for the best outcome.

Rachel Fox said...

Thinking of you both, Pat.
x

Tom Stephenson said...

As others have said, it is so good he is at home and doing the ordinary things which help to take your mind off things like this. Love to you both Weave.

Linda Metcalf said...

Lots of love and prayers for strength in the coming days. Glad he is home and able to do the ordinary things.

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

Oh Weave! Hope you are having the same lovely sunshine as us, so that you and the farmer can soak in the goodness. Love to you both xx

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Minigranny said...

Thinking of you both in such worrying times. Hoping for positive outcomes from radiotherapy.Love Sheila x

Beacee said...

Love and prayers for you both, Barbara x

Devon said...

So very sorry to hear of the severity of the tumor. I think you both often and send love and prayers for healing and peace in this time of uncertainty. So glad the farmer is able to be out in the fresh air!

jinxxxygirl said...

So many wonderful , beautiful comments Pat...Thank you for being strong enough to give us an update... writing those words down would have been my undoing... Like everyone here i will keep you in my thoughts and think of the Farmer feeding his chickens and walking Tess... sending you light and love and strength ...Hugs! deb

Hildred said...

Thank you Pat - as I'm sure you see many are checking each day and sending love and good thoughts. Not the best news. but still hope. We live life day by day, and I am glad your dear one is able to enjoy being home with you and doing the small things he has enjoyed, with the hope of successful radiation. Thinking of you each day, - sending prayers. Take care.....
love, Hildred.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

My heart is sad for your both, but glad that the farmer is able to enjoy something each day....I pray for you and hope radiotherapy may be a good answer for you. You are brave and kind to give us updates at a very stressful time. Be well.

Theresa Young said...

You and the Farmer will be in my prayers

Penhill said...

I hope the farmer can carry on doing his tasks in the Spring sunshine .You are both in our thoughts Jill and Peter

Rachel said...

Good ol'farmer. Keep on in there. And you Weave. X

Studio Maywyn said...

Prayers for you both continue

annie b said...

Sending healing thoughts to you both.

Maria said...

Wishing you lots of strength. A loving hug.
Greetings Maria x

Iris said...

Oh, dearest, I had hoped for better news for you both. I wish that I could just whisk it all away. Stay strong together. I wish you all the best.

Linda from Alabama said...

Our prayers for you continue.

littlemancat said...

Sending all good thoughts, prayers too and thank you for the update when you have so much else to do.
Mary

Frances said...

Dear Pat, thank you for letting us share the reports given to you and the Farmer. As other folks have already commented, it's good that the Farmer can be at home, with you, and also with the ability to follow some daily enjoyable routines. I very much liked Donna's comment as well.

As spring filters its way into Yorkshire, I send you all lots and lots of love from New York, where we shall have snow tomorrow. xo

Rafe's Hotel said...

I am so, so sorry. Continuing to hold good thoughts for you and the farmer.

wenda j said...

I have never met you or The Farmer,but I having such a reaction to your news. I'm not a crier,but I can barely contain the tears. I am so sorry. I hope your man isn't hurting,that he able enjoying the spring with you. And I pray that neither hold too much sadness in your heart. Live for today.

wenda j said...

I have never met you or The Farmer,but I having such a reaction to your news. I'm not a crier,but I can barely contain the tears. I am so sorry. I hope your man isn't hurting,that he able enjoying the spring with you. And I pray that neither hold too much sadness in your heart. Live for today.

Alphie Soup said...

It takes courage Weaver Pat, to write those words, to put them down in black and white for us all to see the seriousness of the situation.

Alphie

Leny Bravenboer said...

Thanks for the update. I am thinking of you both, and sending my best wishes, and like wendy says Live for today

Granny Sue said...

I am glad to read this update. Sending love and prayers from these West Virginia hills to both of you. You feel like part of my English family, I've gotten to know you both so well through your blog.

Cheryl West said...

Warmest regards continue for both of you. One day at a time and grateful for every one.
I hope the medications and possible radiation therapy buys you much more time.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Finally back on line and able to catch up, but what awful news to find from you. Hopefully all the treatment will keep things under control for as long as possible. With love to you both
Colin and Sue

GillyK said...

Sorry to hear your update. I'll be thinking of you both. Lots of love.

Stephanie Jo said...

May you both have lovely hours and lovely days and know that you are in our hearts. Our prayers continue for you in Northern California.

Gabrielle Howard Gengler said...

My prayers are you both. Mundane daily chores give us a sense of security and normalcy. Hugs🙏🏼

Curvywitch said...

So sorry to read your update. Thinking of you both and sending my best wishes. I'm glad the Farmer has stabilised and is home and wishing you both many, many quality days ahead. xx

Allan said...

Positive energy and thoughts coming your way for brighter outcome.
Take care and rest up.......

Terry and Linda said...

Surely with all our prayers and thoughts good things must come! Love you!! I am glad the Farmer is home and able to do a few things...for a man on the land, getting outside and doing 'something' is a great feeling.