Yes, runs have gone down a bit lately for me, am lucky to get out for a 5k, what with one thing and another, and my wife slinkylinky as some of you will remember her has become ill again.
We were out walking a few months ago when I noticed her foot dragging slightly, anyway she started lagging behind and eventually her leg gave way with weakness, no pain just gave out! Anyway, possible sciatica event? But no pain! She was still able to go about daily life and working but the dragging remained a problem, so a visit to the doctor's revealed also a weakness in her right arm when tested, so full blood test ordered and was normal, so thyroids working OK, and then last Monday a big shock! a CT scan on the head revealed a brain lesion, so was sent straight into A&E for all tests and 4 days in hospital, there was a swelling on the brain apparently causing the weakness, where a course of steroids have bought down the inflammation, she quickly improved while in hospital and the weakness has improved a lot, no dragging foot! We had a walk down to the local shops yesterday and was good.But has been a very anxious time.
An MRI scan has revealed a meningioma, a benign tumour on her left side of the brain, and is now waiting for her first appointment with a neurologist at St George's hospital to see what the next steps are, wether it's a wait and see and can be managed or if she will need surgery. So, she remains on the IC so to speak, taking it easy until further notice from the specialist.
Seems that these slow growing brain tumours cause fatigue, tired and heaviness, which she found a lot in general and especially when trying to get back into running after the last episode a year ago, anyway, she remains positive, and I'll keep her motivated with some easy walks for now..no running!😞
I'm wondering if I could do the Croydon 10k on 8th October?did it last year, but this year my nephew is doing it, so would like to start the run with him, think I'll have to get at least a few more 5k runs in starting this week and maybe have a few 30 sec walk breaks on the actual 10k run..will see how things go over the next couple of weeks..😊