It happens on Thursday

Good evening from Pretoria!

This is now my last post for quite a while.

On Monday I underwent some further examinations in theatre. Today I was briefed by the surgeon on the outcome of the tests and what the procedure will be, as well as the risks.

The surgeon who will perform the operation, is one of the best. It is such a rare tumor that it is only the fourth time in his life that he encounters one. The size of the other three that he removed was like a thumb nail. The tumor in my heart is 4 cm x 4.5 cm.

The risks are numerous, including cutting away so much heart tissue that the heart valve needs to be replaced. I felt sick on leaving his room.

Tomorrow 14:00 I am back at Die Wilgers hospital, and on Thursday early my longest day starts.

Thanks to all the people who commented on the blog. Even if I do not reply please know that I read and appreciate every word. A special word of thanks to Lita Buckley who drove me from my sister’s place to the hospital and back today. Your presence was calming.

Everything will be OK at the end. If it is not OK then it is not the end.

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14 Responses to It happens on Thursday

  1. Gerda Lombard says:

    Dink elke uur aan jou, gaan ‘n kersie aansteek Donderdag, weet en glo dit sal goed gaan. Baie sterkte.

  2. Dirtfellas says:

    Hi Lodie, weereens baie sterkte. Mag die Here die dokters se hande bystaan, in hierdie delikate operasie.. Jy is in ons gebede ou vriend. Groete.

  3. Selomie says:

    Lodie wees net rustig en weet jy is altyd in my en die renosters se gedagtes. Ek het gister aand lank met Sophia gesels en haar vertel van jou. Sy het nader gestaan en vir die eerste keer haar lippe teen my kom skuur. Vandag het ek ‘n renosterkalfie gesien wat wees en baie verboureerd is, haar ma is verlede week geskiet en hulle het haar eers gister gekry. Jy en sy moet net baie positief wees en ons is daar vir jou.

  4. talanahills says:

    On 2012/11/06 07:41 PM, Africa, Europe, Russia / Siberia! Well done KLR! wrote: > WordPress.com > Hi Lodie; Alles van die beste ,ons bid vir jou en hou jou naby aan die HERE ,jy het nog ver om te ry als sal OK wees Mooi loop LIVE LIFE>!!!!

    > Lodie posted: “Good evening from Pretoria! This is now my last post > for quite a while. On Monday I underwent some further examinations in > theatre. Today I was briefed by the surgeon on the outcome of the > tests and what the procedure will be, as well as the risks. The” >

  5. Marieta van Biljon says:

    Lodie, jy is deurlopend in ons gedagtes en gebede. Onthou jy is in die Here se hande – wat meer kan ons vra. Sterk wees, ou grote.

  6. Christine R-G says:

    You have done many bold and good things – there are enough candles shining and hands to carry you from the “cellars of the night” to the light of day for a long time while you recover. May peace be your blanket each night.

  7. Dietmar says:

    All my best wished! Have trust and think positive.
    Best regards
    Dietmar

  8. emilbosch says:

    Die kersie brand. Wanneer jy op jou eie voel, weet daar is ‘n menigte wat jou opdra aan die Skepper van alles wat was, is en sal wees. Hy beplan alles haarfyn. Haarfyn.

  9. Elinda Erasmus says:

    Haai Lodie,Het jou blok baie geniet met al die rondswerwerye in Europa en Rusland. Jy is so ‘n positiewe mens en alhoewel ek jou nie ken nie, kom ons van Nylstroom af en bly in Peru, dis hoekom dit so lekker was om alles wat jy deurgemaak het, te kon lees, dankie dat jy dit gedeel het met ander mense. Dit is ‘n groot uitdaging wat jy nou moet aanpak, erger as alles wat jy tot dusver deurgemaak het. Ek bid en glo dat alles sal goed gaan en dat jy teen die einde van die uitdagingende reis veilig terug sal wees met almal wat lief is vir jou. Soms is dit moeilik om alles te verstaan en soms kry mens nooit antwoorde op alles nie. Mag die Here met jou wees asook met die dokters wat jou gaan opereer en ek hoop jy sal spoedig weer met almal kan klets op die blok. Groete uit Peru. Linda Erasmus

    Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 17:41:51 +0000 To: tiekie53@hotmail.com

  10. Antoinette says:

    “Everything will be OK at the end. If it is not OK then it is not the end.” Vir seker, Vriend, vir seker!

  11. Ina says:

    Baie Sterkte Lodie……

  12. Ineke Wolters says:

    Baie sterkte Lodie! Jy is in ons gebede!

  13. Marena says:

    Baie sterkte, jy is in ons gebede en gedagtes.

  14. Elna van Rensburg says:

    Liewe Lodie
    The phrase “do not be afraid” is written in the Bible 365 times. That’s a reminder from God to live every day being fearless. Faith is not hoping God can, but KNOWING He will……..
    ons dink almal an jou hier in bloemfontein en kan nie wag om ju herstel proses hier te volg nie!!!
    Liefde
    Elna , Corli, Karen & Bennie van Rensburg

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