Home

It’s true, I’m home from the hospital.

I’m very thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff at Scripps Memorial hospital, but I was ready to come home. Without making it a long story: they fixed me, got rid of some scar tissue and made it easier to stop pressure from building in my brain in the future. Best of all is the progress I’ve made since returning home.

I was released on September 23rd, in a wheelchair and unable to walk. Today, 10 days later, I can fairly easily climb the stairs at home. (Shout out to my physical therapist, Navid). Next, the doctors will help ween me off the steroids, which should allow me to lose 15 pounds or more and get back to as much of a normal life as possible.

Like the many of you also fighting cancer, we remain hopeful and vigilant. With your help, The Nancarrow Project was able to raise nearly $12,000 for other local brain cancer survivors during the SDBTF 5k. And we’re not done yet — we’ll announce our upcoming project(s) shortly.

I’ve been so impressed by all of the survivors I’ve met in recent months. Thank you for teaching me how to be strong.

Loren

“Home is a shelter from storms – all sorts of storms.” William J. Bennett

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111 comments on “Home
  1. Jeanie says:

    Wonderful news, Loren. As the Brits say, “Keep calm and carry on.” So, my Friend, keep on keepin’ on! Hugs

  2. Janie Klein says:

    So happy you got to come home. Now you can relax. Love you all, Janie Klein

  3. Etoile says:

    Most excellent news ! You are always on my mind and in my heart xo

  4. Anonymous says:

    Keep up the great progress Loren!

  5. Susan R. Wise says:

    Wow, Loren, Julian & I are truly “over the moon” thrilled regarding your return to you HOME! Take it slowly, be sure to have complete faith in you Drs. recommendations and we are sending you, sweet Susie, Hannah, your son & adorable Britta many hugs, some kisses and my prayers, for your continued successful recovery! Hugs, Susan & Julian Wise

  6. Janette says:

    I don’t know you personally but I enjoyed watch you on Fox News and your garden tips. I know your daughter Hannah as my former student. Glad to hear that you are back home. Think positive and stay health.

  7. Nenette West says:

    So happy you’re home. Home is where the heart is! The steroids make you crazy but that is to be expected. I am glad you are able to go up the stairs, just be careful. You don’t need to break anything on top of what you’ve been through. As always, I wish you and your family well!♥

  8. Phil Fischman says:

    Great news my brother! Welcome Home!!! You are Sooooo LOVED by so many for your sweet heart, inquisitive mind and delicious humor. I remember a few years ago we met in the parking lot near our shop & we both spoke of our bodies and health. You asked how old I am and the reply was “an old soul and a child at heart, in an aging middle aged body” You liked that and told me you would use it. Now our old souls are just a bit more ancient, infused with the wisdom of time….and our hearts are still filled with the wonder of a child, looking at the universe with an innocence and loving heart….and our bodies, well they’re still acting up, like any good 57 Chevy (or in our case a 54 Buick?) there are a few dings and dents….but we’re still truckin along old friend! So, now that you;ve had your oil changed and a tune up, let’s get you back on the road to recovery and shining health soon. Peace to you and yours Loren!

  9. Ellie says:

    Keep fightin’ the fight… it’s worth it!

    Oh….. and God bless.

  10. lavelle snortum says:

    greg, eric and i are sooooo happy for you and your family. praying that everything in life works out for you. love, snortum family

  11. kathy Moore says:

    You are my hero!  I am so thankful you are climbing stairs!!  Keep fighting and I’ll keep praying. 

    ________________________________

    • Anonymous says:

      So happy to read some good news! Hang in there Loren. You are always in my thoughts. William J. Bennett is so right.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Nothing but admiration for you, kiddo!
    Much love and hugs for a human being that is strong beyond words.
    Allison

  13. Anonymous says:

    Loren, thanks again for inspiring us – your brother and sister fighters – and our super hero caregivers who need sustenance as well,

    Love, gratitude and guts – your sister pancreatic cancer igniter,
    Candye Kane

  14. Anonymous says:

    Loren, once again, thanks for inspiring me and so many other cancer fighters and super hero supporters! You rock!

    Love and kisses from your pancreatic cancer fighting sister,

    Candye Kane
    http://Www.facebook.com/candyekaneband

  15. Anonymous says:

    good to hear Loren happy you are home with loved ones and that all is going good stay positive and so many people out here are pulling for you for a full Recovery.

  16. Max Roelen says:

    Glad to hear you are back home again. Never give up, always think positive and tell yourself your going to beat cancer! Week before last, I went for my follow up MRI and was told by the doctor the image looked good. Take care my friend!

  17. padrefansx4 says:

    Loren, you are an amazing individual and I am inspired by your spirit.

  18. Diane Jacoby says:

    Onward. You’re an inspiration.

  19. Jayne J Crabtree says:

    So haaaaaappy you are home with your’e family! Hey don’t worry about steroid weight ,your’e beating the demon cancer ,sooo much bigger than weight loss. If you can beat cancer you can most definetly beat steroids! May God continue to bless and heal you! Love and many blessings to you and your family. :))))))))))

    • Estelle Stone says:

      I second Jayne’s comment! I’m so happy it’s Gods will that you are getting better. Keep up the good fight. Never give up! I’m praying for you.

  20. Karl Smith says:

    Loren, I’m working on 3 years and 4 months. piece of cake with a positive attitude. My wife took 6 months off for 24/7 home care, and I’m a SDBTF member. Best thoughts and praters for you.
    Karl

  21. Vince Moroney says:

    Home is a Happy Hang…good medicine too… Stoked for you Loren…

  22. lp says:

    Good stuff. So happy for you.

  23. gary and betty stewart says:

    you look great loren! MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE AND YOUR LOVING ABLILITY TO BE THERE AND LOVE OTHERS THE WAY YOU DO, AS WELL AS YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. i cannot imagine what all of you are going thru. i only know from loved ones what they have experienced, but everyone’s plythe is different. GOD IS GOOD, and we all have to be there in an instance sometimes. what i know is that we are here on this earth to be there for our fellow people! all of us one and for all. thank you for having the strength to share with the public your plythe, hope i am spelling correctly. home is the heart and soul and so very happy you can be there with your loving family and friends!!!!! my brother in law suffered a brain injury a few years ago and he struggles daily, but it is always great to share another person’s life and experience so others can relate, etc. to understand better their situation, and to see great progress!!!!!!!! many blessings to you and yours! keep on keepin on! oxoxox

  24. Dawn Marie says:

    Good News Loren. Hope to see you next week.

  25. Nancy Woodward says:

    Welcome Home Loren!!

  26. Ted says:

    Glad you’re home Loren!

  27. Good to hear a positive report. Glad to hear you are home again!

    Mavis, from Frog’s Gym

  28. Jason says:

    Welcome home, Loren. Our native SD family transplanted to NJ continues to watch your progress and send you our love and prayers. Kick cancer’s ass, pal.

  29. deborah.westcott1@cox.net says:

    So glad you are home, Loren. It’s nice to be able to share this trip with you, what a strange trip we’ve been on! But also there’s all these other wonderful people sharing this trip, esp your family. Keep on rock in’! You are beautiful. Smiles

    Sent from my iPhone

  30. Lulu says:

    Dearest Loren and Nancarrow family. My heart goes out to you. In our family we have had our share of losses to this devastating disease. We are sending you an abundance of prayer, good thoughts, and positive energy to everyone. Blessings, love and (((hug))) to you all. Lulu and Steve ( Birdrock )

    Sent from my iPhone

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  31. Anonymous says:

    By the way – Anonymous is me – Sally (Buckalew) Hixson! Don’t know why I’m anonymous!

  32. Anonymous says:

    Yay! So glad to see you’re home. My sister is now cancer free, but the dead tissue surrounding her brain tumors is causing problems. She still has double vision and has been on Avastin for months and it’s draining her energy. She has one more treatment on the 14th, so is hoping she’ll regain energy after that. She has to use a walker and has fallen a few times. Most recently, she cut her hand, necessitating 14 stitches. I pray for you both and hope you get a reprieve.

  33. Treva Jackson says:

    Glad to hear you’re home! Praying for your strength and continued progress. Prayers going up for your family as well!

  34. foxtail56 says:

    One day at a time Loren and we here are very glad you are home and doing so much better. Dang but that steroid weight is a bit difficult to get rid of but you will my friend. There were times when I felt I could bench press a buick when I was on those things. lol. Maybe lift a house. Sending good stuff for ya Loren. Be well…..Jan

  35. Anne says:

    Good for you, Loren!!! I’ve been thinking about you, and I’m so glad to hear you’re home and healing. Keep it up!

  36. Christina says:

    Home is where all healing takes place. It is the hearth of hope and courage. It is where we recover from hospitals! yea for you!!! Home Again.

  37. Christine says:

    What wonderful news Loren!! i’ll keep praying!! Congrats on the fundraising too!

  38. Beth Linge says:

    Mazel Tov, Loren!!!! Being home is healing, in itself. Sending love and positive thoughts, as always!

  39. Anonymous says:

    So happy to hear you are home and doing better. I will continue to keep you in prayer.

  40. Blanche says:

    Sorry to hear about your illness BUT am so glad that you are so much better. I live in Vancouver, Wa for the past 20 years but I remember you as one of the newscasters I used to listen to. Nice to hear about people in San Diego .

  41. NikkiD says:

    Keep up the awesome work Loren! You ROCK!

  42. Anonymous says:

    Loren,
    I ran into Suzie a few weeks ago. Good seeing her and great hearing your home and doing well. My best to you.
    Hugh

  43. Anonymous says:

    You don’t know how happy to hear the progress. It’s a hard road but worth the hard work. Praying for you everyday.

  44. Anonymous says:

    We also know and LOVE Navid!!! He helped Paul after Knee surgery and my son, Spencer train for his Lacrosse adventure in Syracuse. So happy you are doing well. We love your family and all the posts !!! Go LOREN!!:)

  45. patti Smiley says:

    So glad you’re back home. Many blessings to you and your amazing family.

  46. Karen Northcutt says:

    So glad your Home ~~there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home..did you click your heels? Praising the LORD for you & all your family & friends.. GOD is always in control…Praying for a speedy recovery…<3 Proverbs 3: 5& 6 ❤

  47. Reda says:

    so so happy to hear the great news! blessings to you……

  48. Kat O'Day says:

    Prayers and love coming your way

  49. cryptoclearance says:

    Loren, we love you. Pure and simple ❤

  50. Jim McInnes says:

    Way to go, Loren. I’m very impressed. Kick cancer’s ass!

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