Reporting Live From Hell

This is Loren Nancarrow, reporting live from hell…

The hospital has a lot of devices — most of them meant to inflict pain. They say they’ll help you — but they hurt you. To say I’ve been poked and prodded is a vast understatement. 7 days now and they show no sign of letting up — but I’m not gonna let ‘em win.

Hold on…my blood pressure monitor just went off – they’re winning for the moment, but the bastards can’t have me yet.

This challenging visit has reminded me how real this is, but it has also hardened me for the fight ahead. I don’t have a lot of energy to carry on today except to say that if you’ve got cancer: DON’T FREAKING GIVE UP.

I know they’ll spring me from this place feeling better and ready to carry on. And by the way, September 21st is coming (the SDBTF 5k in Point Loma). If I can be there…so can you.

Thanks for everything,


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179 comments on “Reporting Live From Hell
  1. I was happy to hear that you were out of the hospital. I thought you might be interested in this article about a retired doctor whose recurrent glioblastoma was successfully treated with an experimental polio vaccine developed at Johns Hopkins (you may already heard of this, it’s been in the press lately).

    Love to you and your family.

  2. Janet says:

    Warrior Loren, I have been following your jorney for quite some time. I’m a North Carolina transplant from San Diego; and you were my favorite TV person when I was in SD and continue to be now. My positive thoughts go out to you for your recovery from this terrible disease and to have it all behind you. Your courage inspires me in many aspects of my life but most recently your courage is helping me through one of the most terrifying things that I am about to do. See, I am NOT a public speaker and I have been asked to speak at an event on October 10th. I am terrified. I admire your public speakinig talent, your style, your sincereness and knowledge and courage and perspective! When I feel overwhelmed thinking of what lies ahead for me I think of you and I feel comfort from your inspiration and I thank you for that! Your powerful warrior of courage persona is helping those 2500 miles away in a small city in NC. THANK YOU for that and know that loads of positive thoughts travel your way for your recovery and future good health to you and your beautiful courageous family!!!!!

  3. Amber says:

    Hey Loren – I told the sun to make it an incredible sunset for you tonight. Just thinking about you and sending you heaps of love.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Everyone has challenges on life’s journey. It is how we work through these challenges that makes us unique. You, my friend, have blessed us with your presence and are greatly loved. You have touched and influenced countless numbers–people you have never met–and encouraged us to be our best, to care for each other and our planet. Thank you!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Loren, keep up the fight and never lose your positive attitude.

  6. Elly Dotseth says:

    The walk with your team yesterday was the only way I could think of to be present for you, my mom, and so many others I have known and loved who have or had brain tumors. My own husband has been stricken with a rare muscular degenerative disease, and I was glad to be there to show support for your wife and daughter too. I’m sorry that you were stuck in the hospital. The weather was perfect!

  7. Paul Hedberg says:

    Loren, we are so sorry to hear this news this morning at the Walk. Somehow we missed the sad news. Our son often complained of being a “Human Pin Cushion” as he courageously fought his battle with a brain tumor. You have a great family and crew of supporters. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you ever need someone to take you surfing or just get together for lunch and conversation feel free to give me a call. Paul 619 442-6582.

  8. When I was in the hospital for 6 days a couple of years ago, I had to wonder if the hospital got paid by the number of times they stuck me! But this to shall pass. My husband is under going chemo for lung cancer so I understand how hard the fight is. This is when we look back at the good times to have the strength to go forward.

  9. Joan E. says:

    May God carry you and comfort you every day…hold on tight!

  10. Loren, I am willing to bring you cannabis oil, made by a PHDed bio-chemist right here in San Diego. It kills cancer, and will relieve nausea from chemo. Call Marc at 760-715-2952

    • Nancy says:

      So glad you offered this, Marc! I was reading through the comments to see if anyone would make this option known and available. Please, please, Loren, take Marc up on his offer. If I had a family member or dear friend with a cancer diagnosis I would beg, borrow, and possibly steal to get this to them. I’m using it right now to heal my Basal-cell carcinoma (BCC), a skin cancer, the most common cancer, where the dermatologist has failed with conventional treatment. Best of luck to you!

  11. carol says:

    If any one has the determination to win, it is you, keep on fighting

  12. Barbara Reynolds says:

    Dear Loren- You are brave, brave, brave. You show so much courage. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Sending lots of prayers and hugs! Stay strong! Love, love, love!

  13. Barbara says:

    In the words of a very wise man, “DON’T FREAKING GIVE UP” Que Dios te siga bendiciendo, hoy y siempre,

  14. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday and Hold on !!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Hi Loren, I just got a e-mail from one of my friends, and they said that asparagus would cure cancel cells. Give your E-mail and I will send it too your. My E-Mail is Lois Townsend I am a friend of John Davis & Shirley .

  16. MargonMayorga says:

    Thank you for the reminder to live today as if it is your last. My mother had brain cancer and she fought like a champ.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Hey! I met you..kinda, while I waited on you at Filippis in Kearny Mesa years ago. I think you thought I was crazy because I said I felt that your co workers were unfair to you by their treatment of you on air. You transferred to a different channel shortly after. Anyway, I’m sorry your sick. All I’m going to tell you is try Kambucha and Tibicos kefir teas. We have extreme radiation right now and a lot of sickness. My husband just pulled himself out of kidney failure and got his diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol under management by drinking fresh greens and kambucha and tibicos. Its worth a try. Maybe also read” dyeing to be me”just don’t let this get you down,even if your body gives out you have you and that will always be. Good luck..:-)

  18. Linda Garnica says:

    You are one tough cookie Loren! I know you can do this and you have a ton of people that love you and are pulling for you every single day. As I always do, I am praying for you every single day. You are going to win!!!!! A plethora of hugs and prayers from Linda Garnica….

  19. Kathy says:

    Loren…you are a fabulous, powerful, loving spirit!!

  20. Anonymous says:

    My dear Loren…I know this is a hard fight, I am fighting it myself. I wish they would have more options for you other than chemo, that crap is an anchor around your soul! Just know we love you, pray for you, and will continue to be your strength when your feel weak! †

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