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No Pain Lots of Gain

After seeing the Macmillan Cancer Specialist personal trainer yesterday, she confirmed that I had been sensible doing the three runs from Week 1 again (after completing Week 8 three weeks ago and then having a second breast op), following the surgery, but also suggested that having done one of the Week 2 runs I was probably ready to go on to Week 3 or 4 (especially as I had been walking 5 k for the first week after the op) and reassured me that the pain in my breast would gradually recede given time.

So this morning, despite the mist and dampness I got myself togged up and set off with Laura's encouragement. I seem to have got used to wearing two ultra high intensity sports bras now (and can actually breathe in them), and imagine my surprise when I broke into my first run, when there was no pain from the offending boob. In fact there was no pain from the reconstructed side either and I just felt so good.

I took on board advice from several of you in this forum, and just took it gently, less worried about time and more concentrating on the view . It was a lovely run, and set me up for the rest of the day. I think I must have had a burst of endorphins as for the rest of the day so far I have been relatively pain free (the first time in 3 weeks).

Thanks for all the support and motivation, I'm off to see the breast care nurse this afternoon - and I shall be proud to tell her how well I'm doing. :-)

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That's great news :D

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That is so good to hear! Just continue to be patient and take things gently and you'll soon be back to where you were.

I'm sure your previous fitness will help your recovery now - so glad it's going well.

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Go you.... running towards recovery.. slowly and gently :) Well done!

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fantastic news - well done you for getting out there and giving it a go! Glad it went so well and the endorphins are doign their bit too! :)

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Excellent! What a star. x

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That sounds great! You're very motivated.

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Thanks Tryinghard. I think that having two major illnesses within 12 months of each other made me want to get as healthy as I can. So I guess it's a combination of fear and motivation. :-)

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So pleased everything is going well :-)

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Lovely news :-)

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Your wonderful I shall bound out my door in morning , take care of yourself xxx

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Good news. 🏃🏻‍♀️😊

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You are inspirational 🌟🌟🌟

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I agree -you are inspirational. I love your grit, your determination and you kicking breast cancers butt! Well done you 😘😘😘

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Well done you!! This running bug is "magic medicine", but listen to your body and the professionals, they do know what they're on about. Take it easy and enjoy

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Lovely , running is about enjoyment

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