the_journey wrote:Again, thank you all for being supportive and posting your thoughts. It really does give me food for thought and I'm grateful!
At this point, I'm not planning on doing LEJOG anytime soon. As many of you have posted, and of which I agree, it's only right to be by my wife's side and of course be there for my son too.
Bang on fella.
I'm a fit 50's something and do plenty of long distance rides . The planning and prep for an 800 mile ride from Spain to the UK for example will take me months, getting the bike up together, planning the route, campsites and everything else including fitness.
My first thoughts were obviously for your wife but also for you to be by her side. Ignore everything else, drop everything and concentrate on your good lady. My wife and grown up kids worry themselves silly when I tour and do these long rides.
Best of luck, my elderly mum has the same disease (rectal cancer) and has received excellent care from the NHS, you may well be surprised.