Long silence from Al's mum - reason being a recurrence of my cancer. I'm NOT dying, let me say that now, so hold that sympathy! It can be zapped again (and again etc), but anticipating that this will be a pattern for a number of years.... Yet again, my running gave me advance warning - had to stop 5 minutes into a run to catch my breath, and although I went on to do 30 minutes, that made me hyper-vigilant as fluid round my lung was my early-warning sign at first diagnosis. Scans and blood tests bore it out, so just started the first of 6 doses of chemo.
Feel pretty good, so hoping to keep walking and maybe even attempt a little run in week 3 of my 3-weekly cycles. I'll see how it goes. I'm absolutely sure my greater level of fitness is carrying me through all this much better than would have been the case a couple of years ago. It's worth it to see the consultants disguising their surprise, and voicing their approval, at this overweight 53 year-old being a regular runner.
And finally, why does this barmy site want to tag my post with "motor neurone disease"? You're automated, stop doing my thinking for me!!