Let the Healing Begin

Got a visit from Rod this morning, the hospital’s therapy staff. That can’t be a good sign. He played me a beautiful Hawaiian song. The good news is I love Ukelele music, the bad news is that can’t be a good sign.

Beautiful Ukelele music proceeded the numbers 3 or 4. Not important. The importance is to let the healing begin. Susie and I are together, the kids are on their way, let the healing begin. What comes next we’ll discover but we’ll do it together. Those are words that have such powerful meaning in our family. I appreciate everything that’s been said and done about me in my life and especially during the last few days. I am honestly surprised as I can be a real butt head at times.

By the way the doctor and his team did a great job. Now it’s up to my team and we’re on it. Love you San Diego, let the healing begin.


[I will post the video of Rod playing later. The hospital has blocked access to Youtube—they hate fun here.]

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105 comments on “Let the Healing Begin
  1. Harriet Carter says:

    Thank you for sharing your “adventure” with all of us in the community who have enjoyed your weather reports, newscasts, books, and documentaries over the years. As you can see by the numerous replies to your blog, we’re all with you as you go through this, and we’ll all get through this together.

  2. Cherie says:

    May you find contenment knowing that God has you and your family in His hand so that you may feel His peace and have nothing but love and joy fill you at this very important healing time.

  3. maxwell says:

    Illegitimi non carborundum

  4. Guy Pacurar says:

    Loren, from a former San Diegan who always appreciated your humor and insight, I wanted to wish you the best. Medicine can only get you so far. Your positive attitude and the support of people around the world will get you the rest of the way. I’d be happy to host you here at the inn in Mendocino if you need a little R&R escape.

  5. Susan Lennon says:

    Loren, for the love of god can you please come back to work so Kyle and Troy stop wearing your clothes from the upstairs anchor closet. I love the idea but what am I supposed to wear?
    How about I strap on your ties(Ellen style) until you come back, and I’m really not a fan of ties on chicks…
    If you weren’t so friggen lovable i wouldn’t be blogging(which i don’t do), or strapping on my little reading glasses to read your smiley faces..
    But you, fine sir, bring out the best in people. You are a gentleman, a charmer and one of the most awesomest people I have ever met.
    So I’m here for you and your beautiful family…and the Lennon family has been through EVERTHING! So we are ready to support and entertain at the drop of a …”tie”.
    Love love love, Susan

  6. JaneLaFazio says:

    good to see you post. sending healing love and strength.

  7. Loren, I am praying for you – onward on upward to recovery!

  8. Unreal. You are unreal. So awesome.

  9. Trish G says:

    All the best to you, as you move forward in the recovery process.

  10. writewild says:

    Loren, send me a mailing address at jg1954s@live.com and I will send you (at my expense) the most amazing book on healing that I have ever run across. It has been life-changing for me and my wife.

  11. Cora Nowell says:

    I’m sending healing energy your way Loren! I’ve watched you through the years and always though you were a great guy! Butt head or not! 😉

  12. Donna rosa says:

    Loren, you beautiful man. Power of intention is infinite. Healing and wellness is here NOW! Love, Donna Rosa

  13. thomas baugh says:

    in our thoughts and sending you healing energy for your recovery. Thomas , Laura and Critter Baugh

  14. Britt Galland says:

    Lauren – The blob doesn’t stand a chance!! Doesn’t he know who he’s dealing with? He obviously picked the wring guy!! Uninvited guest will be shown the door!! Your approach and willingness to share proves what an amazing spirit you are. Our family is thinking of you and yours, Godspeed brother!! Lets get you in the healing powers of the ocean soon!!!

    XXOO Britt / Susie and fam

  15. Patti says:

    You, Susie & the kids are in my thoughts & prayers always. As many have said, ask for what you need, there are plenty of us out there will to give & provide when needed. You’ve given so much, so now is the time to receive in return.

  16. gloria says:

    Hi Loren, Your on the mend and GOD and your Doctors will keep that going. We miss you on the News, but know that you will be back cracking jokes and giving gardening tips soon. I was the Lab Assistant that drew you and your beautiful wife’s blood when you were getting married. Prayers your way for a speedy recovery. Blessings your way too!

  17. Shirley Sheffer says:

    Hello Mr Farmer, I will keep you in my prayers until you’re able to get back to the things you love and do best. You are a wonderful human being and pretty special to all of us. Remember that we are all love you and will be right there beside you in spirit until you are up and showing us your beautiful smile. God Bless!
    Miz Shirley

  18. jacquieinflorence says:

    You are right where you need to be and receiving the best care possible. May you and all who are providing care for you be surrounded with positive energy for your highest good.

    We all depend on your advice so this better be just a short break from work. Seriously, we love and admire you………….you’ve truly made a difference!

  19. lisavoisen says:

    Loren, sending lots of love and healing energy your way. Your name is on my healing group’s list now and we will work hard for you! You have lots of support, and we all have faith in your speedy recovery!!

  20. Andrea Beagle says:

    Hi Loren, I have watched you for years, and for the last 5 years I have seen you in the grocery store you shop in, and I work in. Praying for you and your beautiful family. Just happened to see your post the other day somehow! Cancer sucks, I have beaten it , so far, 6 years out! I will continue to pray for your healing and strength for your family! God is faithful!!

  21. Marilyn Wells says:

    Love to you and your beautiful family, Loren. xo

  22. Dee Dee Castro says:

    Loren, we are truly blessed to have had you in our living rooms for years! You have made a big impact on people like me that did not start out being a tree hugger. Although I have not seen you on tv in a while, I must confess that I love your greenery stuff. For many years I have passed on your tips on how to keep a Christmas tree fresh so it doesn’t dry out. I join Gayle Falkenthal in your “butt heads” fan club! My very best wishes for you and your family!

  23. Jenn Jensen says:

    We love you. We are sending all of our vibe, strength, prayers and aloha your way. JJ

  24. Deborah Burt says:

    Several years ago you introduced me at a fundraiser for the Healing Garden at Children’s Hospital. I am the parent of a child who has been a regular there. Following my ‘speech’ about what it is like to walk in my shoes, you had very kind words to say about my courage. It is my hope that in the days and weeks to come, you can channel some of that courage and get back to the life you love and those who love you. Be well!

  25. Nora Logan says:

    Being together is the best healing there is. Much love to you and your family.

  26. Therapy is GOOD, Loren, and I know you’re going to go at it with all the energy and positive thinking that you put into everything you do. Just know there are LOTS AND LOTS of your friends out here rooting for you and sending good thoughts your way. (hugs) from your former (nearby) neighbor

  27. Kathleen Roel says:

    The Roel family prayers are with you and your family

  28. Brooke Baker says:

    I’m so sorry loren. I don’t personally know you, but I am a native San Diegan…and I’m Julie and Scott Flemings niece. If there is ever anything at all that I can do for you or your family, please ask. I had my own cancerous tumor removed last year. I know how scary it is. Hugs.

  29. Toni Palafox says:

    Mission Hills Nursery sends positive energy to you and your family. Your attitude is instrumental in what’s ahead and it seems you are in a good spot. Stay strong and keep laughing at those dead snails.

  30. Suz B says:

    Dear Lord, I look to you in patient expectation. Renew Loren’s strength like the wings of eagles. Help him and uplift him by the power of Your Might. Then he shall go forth in strength and wholeness. He shall run and not be weary. He shall walk and not faint.

  31. Mike Kennedy says:

    Loren, therapy can be good news.
    Should help you get up and out
    Of there! Power on, heal, and go


  32. pam says:

    Let your positive thoughts lead the way….there is only love…..miracles happen every single day…..believe…….let the healing begin!

  33. Cheryl Pronchick says:

    Yay! So glad you’re up and at ’em!

  34. Angel says:

    You can do this Loren, One step at a time. You will be amazed at your inner strength as well as the strength of your family. Yes, the healing has already begun : )

  35. Loren, if you’re a butt head we are all butt heads at times. Butt heads unite I say! This brought a smile to me and a “Hell yeah!” to learn you’ve made it through the first big test. Many more to come no doubt, but you are stuck with all us fellow butt heads. Please keep us posted.

  36. Pam Fitch says:

    This quote makes me think of you Loren…

    “In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away”
    – shing xiong

  37. Loren, I wanted to tell you that I’m thinking about you and your family. I don’t know if you remember me, but I was in Barra del Colorado with Brent working at the butterfly farm. I saw this link on Bill’s FB page and wanted to say hi. We will send you healing love and light from Portland.

  38. “Let the healing begin?” that sounds like you’re fishing for a medical marijuana card again Loren, or at the very least a good sponge bath. LOL
    I can see the twinkle in your eye from here my friend, you haven’t lost you and we don’t plan to either. Count me among your army of supporters who love you dearly. You have an extaordinary family there, but also over here who will gladly go into battle with you. See you soon big guy.

  39. Kris says:

    Loren – I agree with the person that called you a lovable butt-head! 🙂 And that is exactly what you need to be to kick this tumor’s ass. You and your family have always held a special place in my heart, even when we didn’t see much of each other over the years. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers through this new journey. (PS. I hope you enjoy the little gift you’ll be getting from me…it’s a family healing tradition).

  40. Vince Askey says:

    I am thinking of you daily and one of the many that stands by your side. I know few people that have a following as large as you do! Vince Askey

  41. You have no idea how much your support and friendship has meant to me over the years. None. You just do your thing, walking through life with a smile on face spreading sunshine wherever you go. You have no idea how beautiful you are and that’s what makes you even more beautiful. If you need me all you have to do is whistle. I love you brother. I’m holding you and your family up to the light.

  42. Noreen Croyle says:

    Sending positive energy by the bucketfuls your way Loren.

  43. Kate Bates says:

    I pray that God, the doctor’s and medicing restore your health so that you may enjoy many more years with Susie and you kids. Love from the Kate Bates home 🙂

  44. Tom Tokar says:

    As a friend of mine needs to say a hospital is no place for sick people…recover and get out of there soon..

  45. Vince Moroney says:

    Anything you need amigo…do not hesitate…you are an inspiration to us all.

  46. Great News! We will continue to pray for your speedy recovery. :-)Vernon, Membie, Alex, DAniel & Alen Garcia

  47. Yea! You made it to “the other side”! Reading your blog entry, it sounds like you are still “sharp as a tack”, and still have your great sense of humor – now those are two good signs!

  48. Great news! We will continue for your speedy recovery.
    🙂 Vernon, Membie & Kids Garcia

  49. Jeff says:

    Loren, you will win this battle. Hands down. It won’t even be close! Go kick some ass! Cancer has no idea who they were messing with!

  50. Paige H. says:


    You are the most amazing butt head I know! Mike and and I are thinking of you all the time. If anyone can beat this, it’s you…you have a heart that has wings. (((((((LOVE))))))))) (((((((((HUGS))))))))


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