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First park run!!!

10 months ago I had a large undiagnosed tumour on my adrenal gland. Over 2 years I had became very sick, had uncontrollable high blood pressure, palpitations, became diabetic and threw up on a daily basis. Eventually any physical activity like going up the stairs and even getting out of bed would result in my blood pressure and sugar levels going sky high and I would vomit. Exactly 10 months ago today my body could take no more and I had a seizure. What resulted was a 10 day stay in hospital where the doctors eventually found the tumour causing all the problems. (Pheochromocytoma) After 4 weeks of being stabilised I had major surgery in October which resulted in 3 days in ICU as my body figured out how to work properly again. I’m no longer diabetic and my blood pressure is normal. It’s been a long and at times difficult journey and still continues having just had genetic counselling and testing for my condition. However today I achieved a massive milestone and ran my first official Park Run!!! (Thanks for inspiring me John!) I may have been slow but I completed it! I firmly believe I have been given a second chance in life, and that makes me more determined than ever to squeeze every last drop out of life and run with enthusiasm and determination into my destiny. Life is for living. So watch out world - I’m back!!

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Good for you amazing -really fantastic to have come through so much and achieved this 👍you are some woman 😘

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Well done. Life is indeed for living and I’m glad you’ve found running as part of it.

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That’s inspirational and I’m so glad you are better now. It sounds like it was an awful time. Good times ahead now. Enjoy your triumph today x

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What an inspirational story! Well done on your park run and here’s to a very happy running journey 👍🏃🏽‍♀️

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How inspiring are you?!! Well done 👏👏👏

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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Amazing and inspirational! 💕

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Brilliant well done! A very inspiring story xx

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Good for you and an amazing achievement!!

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Excellent! Keep on going! My wife's just recently got back to running after major brain surgery and we've also done PR this morning, was running for my sis in law who we've recently lost to bone cancer at 66, so your post is inspiring..😊

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You are amazing Mummymaw! An inspiration! Well done to you!! Life is for living and you’re an amazing example of doing just that! ❤️

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Amazing, incredible, inspirational post. Well done you! 👏👏👏

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You’re amazing! Well done and keep running! 🏃🏻‍♀️🏅💪🍾

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What a great achievement ..You've been through the mill .And came back so strong well done ...Take care and keep running ..Living life 😊😊

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Fantastic Mummy!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Wow you have really been through it. Love your enthusiasm and determination, truly inspiring. Best of luck to you!

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Wow! Well done! Go you! 😃😃

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Very inspirational well done on your fantastic achievement xxx

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