Tuesday, 23 March 2010

There are no words...

Jane is just about to be admitted as an acute emergency to the cancer ward at Birmingham's QE Hospital.
She attended the cancer clinic yesterday for a routine visit and xray on a possible tumur in her right arm. The xray showed that her right shoulder was factured. At that point I saw the moment in her face where she gave up. A complete resignation from life.
I sat with her through the night, along with Caroline and Trevor our closest friends. This morning I have had to phone James to come home.

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Martin

19 comments:

Sugar said...

martin,
i seldom comment, but always read... jane is 1 of my heros.
please know that my luv, & admiration, go out to her...as my prayers go up.
you are both such special people, to so many of us.
may God be with you both. and may angels ssurround our dear jane, as she is indeed an angel herself!sugar

jon said...

I have watched and read and been inspired. May you find the good in this most difficult of times.

Michelle said...

I will be praying for Jane-she has been an inspiration to me- and so have you and your whole family.

Praying and thinking of your family!

HUGs,

Michelle

Alexei said...

Much, much love to both of you.

LYN said...

MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU ALL IN THIS HOUR OF NEED..PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ARE ALL IN MY PRAYERS..MAY GOD BE WITH YOU...

xx

ADB said...

Martin,
Thanks as ever for keeping us posted, even if it is bad news. Know that we are all with you both, into whatever follows next. Indeed, words begin to fail.

Guido

Jeanie said...

Dear Martin

Your Jane is so brave as is all your family. We can only hope and pray that Jane comes through this safely.
May God bless her and all your family at this worrying time.
Jeanie

Kristy said...

Ron and I are praying for you and your family. You are fighting a good fight Jane - please don't give up. You have so many supporters - we are your fans - and your biggest cheerleaders. You are not alone Jane - you have so many people around the world who love you and care about you. Keep fighting....and we will keep praying.

Hugs,

Kristy & Ron Richardson

Jeannette said...

Your Jane is a true fighter and I know she will continue to fight. When she heard that news yesterday it must have come as an immense shock. Stay strong together and know that the prayers of many of us out here are with you both. God bless and keep you.

Andy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and jane and all your family

tinkerbell said...

Martin we will never meet,but daily I check for news up dates,Jane is an awesome brave lady,she has touched the lives of more people than you will ever know,and I will continue to keep her and your whole family in prayer,rest in peace and the blessed assurance that you and Jane are not alone,God hold you all in the palm of His hand

Joanne said...

My prayers are with you, Jane, & Martin & all of your family. I think of you daily. Jane is my inspiration as I travel this road to fight against RCC also. You have fought so hard Jane & I know you will continue to fight.
Lots of hugs,
Joanne (Ontario, Canada)

mortonlake said...

martin,i have been in awe of jane ever since i discovered her blog.im more saddened than you know.she is my inspiration.and a hell of a lot more peoples too.as always she is in my thoughts.as are you.take care,mort

Ally Lifewithally said...

My prayers are with you all ~ Ally x

Jan said...

Dear Martin My love and prayers go out to you all at this time bless you ..love Jan xx

Deb said...

Martin, as I read your post I can understand completely just how you and your family are feeling now. I do want you to please pass along these words to Jane though to "never quit despite the difficulties that she continues to encounter"....there is always "hope" and without hope there is little left to cling to. Jane is an inspiration to not only cancer patients, but their caregivers (like myself) and to families of those affected by cancer. I have always cherished our friendship and I know that we did not meet by chance, but by fate! She is blazing that trail for so many kidney cancer patients around the world. My husband is a true fighter like Jane....tell her that he has been ill recently, but despite all the health issues, he continues to never quit and holds on to his three words of "Love, Hope & Faith"...! Jane, you are a true Cancer Warrior!!!

karen in ottawa canada said...

dear dear martin,
reading this news, my heart is heavy. i so understand Jane's need to curl up and rest and wish it all away. she has been so strong for so long and has continually fought the good fight. This has given her many many happy days to continue enjoying her family & all that she values in her life, while spreading her story for the benefit of all us RCC patients. we are so fortunate to know her and we all count her as a dear friend. my wish for you and Jane is that you are surrounded with love and comfort and sweet moments together.
with hugs from across the pond.

Melissa said...

I will keep both of you and your entire family in my prayers.

Lori said...

I am so very sorry Martin. Please make sure that Jane knows we are thinking of her and keeping (and you) in our prayers.