A Story - The Tumor

Posted by Becky Atten on

Things have gone badly for us in the last few months, and by badly, I mean I've  thrown up while doing my chores, I've begged God to reconsider this path,  and just having days of dark and no hope, kind of bad.

Chris has brain cancer.  He was diagnosed in September.  Before his diagnosis, there were very obvious signs that things were off.  In late September his symptoms turned physical and after falling twice in one morning during and after chores, once not being able to get up right away, he finally told me that he hasn't been feeling well and all the symptoms he has been experiencing for a few months now.

By the time we went to the emergency room, he had a baseball sized tumor in the right hemisphere, front lobe of his brain.  Right hemisphere is responsible for the lack of strength on the left side of his body.  His hand, arm, leg and foot were all having problems.  The frontal lobe is concerned with personality, decision making, self control, empathy, these were the other symptoms we were seeing and the personality symptoms presented before the physical symptoms. 

After the tumor was removed, the pathology report told us that it is cancer and he will have to start treatment.  We will be driving to Madison everyday for treatment toward the end of the month and going through the holidays.  We need prayers for him.  The prognosis is not great, but we trust that, he will stay strong and healthy for as long as he possibly can, God will give us the timeline we need, and statistics are beat all the time.

Along with western medicine, I have farmer friends from all over, I can count on for the highest quality and most nutrient dense ingredients out there.  Chris is in good hands, and will stay working and farming for the foreseeable future.  

We have had wonderful neighbors and family stand with us and help us by showing up and doing the hard jobs that farms require.  Animals still need to be managed, corn needs to be picked.  Farms don't stop when farmers are sick.  So many have asked us what we need and if they can help.  We need prayers right now for peace and hope and of course health. 

Thank You!

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  • I’m so sorry your family is going through this. I wish you all strength, courage & love. XO

    Richard J on
  • I am so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both as you navigate treatment. You’ll all be in our hearts and on our minds.

    Roni Koeller on
  • God gives strength also. Prayers for all of you. Love The Krauses’

    Barb K on
  • Please know Chris, you and the kids are in my prayers. If I can do anything for you or you need someone to talk to let me know.

    Nancy on
  • Becky, I am so sorry – I can’t imagine how hard this must be for your family. Please know you always have a home in Madison. We’re right across the lake from UW.
    Sending prayers and tons of love 💜

    Heidi Williamson on
  • Thinking of you and your family, Becky. I will pray for you all and send positive vibes and healing thoughts your way.

    Elizabeth Kaufman on
  • Prayers for Chris and your family 🙏

    Nancy on
  • We are so sorry you and your family are going through this. Our prayers are with you.

    Bob & Jill Knight on
  • Becky & Chris – I’m sending you positive vibes of strength and healing.

    June on
  • Just went through breast cancer. My heart goes out to you. Prayers for recovery from a farm girl.

    Deb on

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