The fight is on …

I started the fight against the cancer in my body.

Since this week I am undergoing radiation for three weeks on a daily base, except over weekends, and after that and a short break the doctors will start with chemotherapy on me.

Within two weeks I will start losing my hair. Part of the experience.

I received photographs that tell such a special story.  Austria and Russia …

Friends of mine were in Austria and in the church in Oberndorf where Silent Night Holy Night was composed they lit me a candle. Thank you so much Gerda!

In front of the little church in Oberndorf, Austria, where Silent Night was composed.

In front of the little church in Oberndorf, Austria, where Silent Night was composed.

Gerda lit the candle for me.

Gerda lit the candle for me.

One of the Russian friends I made, Marina Kachina, living on the far side of the Ural mountains in Ekaterinburg, sent me a few photographs she took on the 7 January, the Russian Christmas. She was on visit to her parents 100 km away from Ekaterinburg. Amazing. A few months ago the KLR was riding there. Thanks Marina!


On the way to Kamensk-Uralsky where her parents live.

On the way to Kamensk-Uralsky where her parents live.

The snow-covered trees look romantic in their winter setting

The snow-covered trees look romantic in their winter setting.

The white snowy plains remind me of the movie Dr Shivago.

The white snowy plains remind me of the movie Dr Zhivago.

Till the next time!


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12 Responses to The fight is on …

  1. Brad says:

    All I can say is Sterkte! You will be in my family’s evening prayers.

  2. Heidi Hoffmann says:

    Lodie wir denken an Dich und wünschen Dir nur das Beste – nicht den Mut verlieren!

  3. Patti Govers-Tesch says:

    Hi Lodie. I, for one, like bald man… can be very sexy! Hope you can keep going into nature to calm the spirit. Thinking of you every day and sending you warm thoughts.

  4. Leon Theron says:

    Baie sterkte Lodie! Hoop alles loop goed af..

  5. sw says:

    Lodie, you are an inspiration to us all. Despite the battle ahead of you, you take the time to think of and thank others for the little things. Thank you for that. And I wish you strength and hope for the therapy. I want to read many many more amazing snippets of your life in years to come 🙂

  6. Christine R-G says:

    Ja Lodie, the fight is on! On all fronts – yours is in the lead, meeting the headwind and all of us rooting for you and cheering from the sidelines.

    There are quite a few ladies who would agree with Patti G-T, so you might find yourself having to deal with greater female interest than normal.

    Such beautiful pictures you posted with a winter view – and such meaningful connections too. The film Dr Zhivago is so powerful; and the messages of overcoming tribulations are classic and inspirational.

    With so many good ‘wishers’ accompanying you, things might get a bit crowded in your treatment rooms and recuperation spaces… but we’ll just keep hanging with you.

  7. Nathan says:

    All the best Lodie with the treatment! We are praying for you in Finland mate!

  8. Chris says:

    Dankie vir die mooi foto’s Lodi! Sterkte met hierdie opdraande op jou pad! Ons weet jy sal by die wenpaal uitkom soos jy met jou vorige trips bewys het!!!

  9. Good luck Lodie! Byt Vas!

    Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?- Lance Amstrong

  10. Elmarie says:

    Hi, Lodie! Die foto’s is prag tig en dit bring heimwee… Sterkte met die padjie wat vir jou voorle. Ons dink sonder ophou aan jou en jy bly in ons gebede. Wees sterk soos nog altyd en staan in die wete dat jy nie aleen staan nie. Met al ons liefde.

  11. Bid ook saam vir jou in hierdie dae! Gaan jy heen en weer ry vir bestraling of daar in die bose stad oorbly?

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